Year 2019, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 431 - 446 2019-03-30

Assumptions on Gender Equality in the Narrative of Secularism
Sekülarizm Söyleminde Cinsiyet Eşitliǧine Dair Faraziyeler

Hesna Serra AKSEL [1]

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Secularism, which is central to the Enlightenment narrative, promises liberation, freedom, emancipation, and progress to humanity. At the same time, the narrative of secularism poses religion as its antithesis, which brings dogmatism, fundamentalism, and violence. In this project, I read secularism closely in various contexts from a gender and sexuality perspective and question the assumption that secularism always provides a progress for gender equality, whereas religion always produces inequality and oppression. To open up new ways of understanding secularism and gender, I firstly question the so-called universality of secularism by addressing the European origin of secularism and the concept of religion. Then, I address the diversity of secular and religious experiences which reconstruct each other in various contexts. Finally, I argue that the embodiment of secular or religious in terms of gender, sexuality and family is an important matter for the understanding of the division between religious and secular. 

Aydınlanmacı söylemin merkezinde olan sekülerlik insanlığa bağımsızlık, özgürlük, kurtuluş ve ilerleme vaat eder. Ayni zamanda sekülerlik söylemi, dogma, köktencilik ve şiddetin kaynağı olarak, dini kendisinin karşıtına yerleştirir. Bu aydınlanmacı söylem, evrensel bir kurtuluş projesi ve cinsiyet eşitliği ilkesi olarak, normatiftik iddia eder. Bu calışmada, sekülerliğin çeşitli bağlamlarda cinsiyet ve cinsellik gözlüğü ile yakın bir okuması yapılarak, sekülerliğin her zaman cinsiyet eşitliğine dair bir ilerleme getirdigi dinin ise her zaman eşitsizlik ve baskı ürettiğine dair söylem sorgulanmaktadır. İlk olarak, sekülerlik ve cinsiyeti anlamada yeni alanlar açmak için ve sekülerliğin evrensellik iddiasını sorgulamak için, sekülerliğin Avrupa kökenleri ve “din” konseptinin oluşturulma süreci incelenmektedir. Ardından birbirlerini farklı bağlamlarda yeniden inşa eden sekülerlik ve dini deneyimlerin çeşitliliği ele alınmıştır. Son olarak da, cinsiyet, cinsellik ve aile bağlamında, seküler ve dini olanın somutlaşma şekillerinin, seküler ve dini ayırımlarını anlamada önemli bir husus olduğu tartışılmıştır.

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Primary Language en
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Orcid: 0000-0003-4584-4154
Author: Hesna Serra AKSEL (Primary Author)
Institution: Hitit University
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: March 30, 2019

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APA AKSEL, H . (2019). Assumptions on Gender Equality in the Narrative of Secularism. İnsan ve Toplum Bilimleri Araştırmaları Dergisi, 8 (1), 431-446. DOI: 10.15869/itobiad.492285
MLA AKSEL, H . "Assumptions on Gender Equality in the Narrative of Secularism". İnsan ve Toplum Bilimleri Araştırmaları Dergisi 8 (2019): 431-446 <http://www.itobiad.com/issue/43055/492285>
Chicago AKSEL, H . "Assumptions on Gender Equality in the Narrative of Secularism". İnsan ve Toplum Bilimleri Araştırmaları Dergisi 8 (2019): 431-446
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AMA AKSEL H . Assumptions on Gender Equality in the Narrative of Secularism. itobiad. 2019; 8(1): 431-446.
Vancouver AKSEL H . Assumptions on Gender Equality in the Narrative of Secularism. İnsan ve Toplum Bilimleri Araştırmaları Dergisi. 2019; 8(1): 446-431.