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Rotten Report and Reconstructing Hegemonic Masculinity in Turkey
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2009 (English)In: Conscientious Objection: Resisting Militarized Society / [ed] Özgür Heval Çınar and Coşkun Üsterci, London and New York: Zed Books , 2009, 1, 112-117 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In RottenBodies / Idealized Masculinities, Alp Biricik discusses theintersectionality between the construction of hegemonic masculinityand the militarist medical discourse in Turkey. He analyzes therole of military and militarist medical gaze in eleven men'snarrations about the medical report, known as the rotten reportwhich is given to male citizens before or after they areconscripted to the military service. The report certifies mentaland/or body disabilities of the person. Biricik explores malebodily experiences, which took place between 1991 and 2006, and hediscusses how the militarist medical gaze functions as an apparatusof militarist and nationalist discourses to determine the fit androtten citizens in the militarysystem.

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London and New York: Zed Books , 2009, 1. 112-117 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51003ISBN: 978-1-84813-278-8ISBN: 1-84813-278-6OAI: diva2:272524
Available from: 2009-10-15 Created: 2009-10-15 Last updated: 2013-05-07Bibliographically approved

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