Repreoduction of patriarchy through religious broadcasting: a study on Samanyolu TV; the case of "Boşanmak İstemiyorum."

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology, Turkey

Approval Date: 2010

Thesis Language: English

Student: Doruk Cinoğlu



The aim of this study is to understand how one of the strongest Islamist movements in Turkey, the Gülen Movement, approaches to the question of woman and disseminates it to the society through religious broadcasting. To realize this aim, the content of the movement’s television channel, STV’s program, Boşanmak İstemiyorum (I do not want to divorce) in which family, marriage and gender relations are the main discussion points is analyzed. Besides the assessment of the way in which gender relations are handled and family and gender norms are represented in the program, it also tries to provide discussions on the gender discourse of the movement and the related practices of the movement.