How Women Use Craft Skills to Participate in Public Space : An Ethnographic Research Among the Artisans of Samanpazarı, Ankara

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dc.contributor Helsingin yliopisto, Valtiotieteellinen tiedekunta, Sosiaalitieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Research en
dc.contributor Helsingfors universitet, Statsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för socialvetenskaper sv
dc.contributor.author Tanrikulu, Bengü
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201706195030
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/193581
dc.description.abstract The rise of the political Islam has been affecting every sphere of life in Turkey during the last decade. The policies of the Turkish government and the discourses of the current Turkish president, Erdoğan aim to control the female participation in public space. However, the change in gender roles in space does not always evolve simultaneously with the political trend. This situation can be seen among the female artisans and artists of the Samanpazarı district of Ankara. Women are the main social actors who transform the area with the participation in the district and with the work they do. This thesis analyzes the everyday life of the female artisans and artists in the Samanpazarı district of Ankara, Turkey. The data was collected during a period of three months of ethnographic fieldwork. Different methods were used during this period. Participant observation and interviews were the main methods. In addition to these, gender map was sketched to understand the gendered use of space. The historical background of the area was also investigated. The aim of the thesis is to examine how female artisans and artists started to participate and to create businesses in the abandoned trading center of Ankara. The thesis also aims to investigate the period after female artisans moved in the district, because this is the period during which the area has gained a new identity and, the social and economic relations have changed. The main result of this thesis is that women used traditional craft skills and the history of the area to create a space for themselves and to participate in Samanpazarı. After they moved in, they started to gain more control in the area through the social and economic relations they created. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Helsingfors universitet sv
dc.publisher University of Helsinki en
dc.publisher Helsingin yliopisto fi
dc.subject cultural heritage en
dc.subject public space en
dc.subject identity of place en
dc.subject gender roles en
dc.subject political Islam en
dc.title How Women Use Craft Skills to Participate in Public Space : An Ethnographic Research Among the Artisans of Samanpazarı, Ankara en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
dc.type.ontasot master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dc.subject.discipline Sosiaali- ja kulttuuriantropologia fi
dc.subject.discipline Social and Cultural Anthropology en
dc.subject.discipline Social- och kulturantropologi sv
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201706195030

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