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	International Symposium — Health, Reproduction & Sexuality:   Neoliberal-Authoritarian Modes of Governing the Woman’s Body in Turkey

International Symposium — Health, Reproduction & Sexuality:   Neoliberal-Authoritarian Modes of Governing the Woman’s Body in Turkey

5-6 April, 2018, Bremen University, Germany

International Symposium

Health, Reproduction & Sexuality: Neoliberal-Authoritarian Modes of Governing the Woman’s Body in Turkey

5-6 April, 2018, Bremen University, Germany


Organizing Committee

Ayse Dayı, University of Lausanne, Switzerland Sezin Topçu, CNRS-Ehess, France Betül Yarar (Organizing Committee Chair), Bremen University, Germany

For inquiries, please contact the conference assistant Julian Goetsch

Address: Guest House of the University Bremen Teerhof 58, 28199 Bremen


***This symposium is organized thanks to the University of Bremen Faculty of Education Sciences and Pedagogy, The Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the French National Research Agency (ANR “Hypmedpro” Project), and the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Ehess, ris)***



5 April 2018

9.00-9.30: Welcoming

9.30-10.00: Opening Speech: Betül Yarar, University of Bremen

10.00-12.00: Session I Politics of Reproduction in the Neoliberal Era: Historical and Current Approaches

Moderator: Olga Selin Hünler Discussant: Ayşe Dayı

Birth Narratives and Re-politicisation of Pregnancy and Childbirth in Blogosphere: Neoliberal Pronatalist Discourses, State and Non-State Actors in Contemporary Turkey—Tuba Demirci-Yılmaz, Altınbaş University

Sexuality, Contraception and Abortion: Thinking through Brazil and Turkey—Patricia Scalco, University of Helsinki

Free but not Completely: Experiences of Intimacy and Abortion in the 1965-1983 period—Gülhan Erkaya Balsoy, İstanbul Bilgi University

Lunch Break: 12.00-13.30

13.30-15.30: Session II Reproductive Technologies and New Governmental Forms

Moderator: Yasemin Karakaşoğlu Discussant: Sezin Topçu

Monitoring Pregnancy through Public Health Clinics:‘Big Data’ Technologies and Reproductive Surveillance in Contemporary Turkey—Seda Saluk, University of Amherst-Massachusettes

Negotiating Biomedical Masculinities and Reproductive Technologies in Contemporary Turkey: An Ethnographic Analysis—Nurhak Polat, University of Bremen

Governing Reproduction, Governing the Woman’s Body: ART’s and the Neoliberal Face of the State in Turkey—Merve Göknar, California State University-Northridge

Coffee Break: 15.30-16.00

16.00-18.00: Session III Dynamics Within Women’s Movement: Resistance Against Neoliberal-Authoritarian Body Politics

Moderator: Esra Sarıoğlu Discussant: Betül Yarar

The Abortion Debate and Profeminist Coalition Politics in Contemporary Turkey—Didem Ünal Abaday, Central European University

Body Politics of Turkish Women’s NGO’s: A Comparative Analysis—Itır Bağdadi, Izmir University of Economics

Medical Abortion in Turkey: Women’s Standpoint and Policy Implications—Hazal Atay, Sciences Po Paris –CEVIPOF


6 April 2018

09.00-11.30: Session IV Masculinities and Different Forms of Violence

Moderator: Gülhan Balsoy Discussant: Hilal Alkan

The Emergence of Despotic Father: Law, Violation and Gender Violence in Turkey—Alev Özkazanç, Ankara University & Döndü Şahin, Konya University

The Politics of Humiliation: Body Politics of Right-Wing Populism in Contemporary Turkey—Esra Sarıoglu, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany

Performing the Aging Body in Istanbul: On Aesthetic Rejuvenation Neoliberal Selves and the Informed Menopausal Women—Claudia Liebelt, University of Bayreuth

Multiple Strategies of Birthing Women in the Face of Medicalization of Childbirth and Obstetrical Violence in Turkey—Selen Göbelez Duman, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University & EHESS-Marseille

Coffee Break: 11.30-12.00

12.00-13.30: Closing Discussion (Reserved for Speakers)

Moderator: Sezin Topçu  


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