Women and Womanhood Debates in the Context of Religion and Tradition: Example of Religious Khutbahs (2006-2016)


SAĞIR A. , Demirag H.

TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH, cilt.6, ss.592-629, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7596/taksad.v6i3.909
  • Dergi Adı: TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.592-629

Özet

The history of women and womanhood is surrounded by a factual reality which has been affected by historic tradition, social institutions, and cultural practices. Women studies in social sciences are often nourished by feminist approaches within patriarchy debates. The hypothesis of patriarchy's being derived from religion and tradition is highly determinant while forming an estimate of women's status. This acceptance is also seen as the main reason of seeing women as a second class in eastern societies. This study represents the effort of digressing this acceptance. The main source of this effort is women and womanhood being in khutbahs used by Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey within the scope of non-formal religious education. The study aims to determine the discourses through which woman phenomenon has been expressed in khutbahs issued between 2006 and 2016 (on 599 khutbahs). In this context, 43 khutbahs issued throughout Turkey have been chosen. These khutbahs have been made content analysis under the categories of privacy, violence to family and women. Khutbahs, which are ways of non-formal religious education, are noteworthiness as they are read in mosques that gather all kind of people from society. These Khutbahs also stresses about the importance of womanhood and give chapters to respect women. Thus, how women have been expressed, the responsibilities given to women and the ways of describing women's roles in khutbahs are important to achieve the aim of the study.