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Rotten Bodies - Idealized Masculinities: Reconstructing Hegemonic Masculinity Through Militarized Discourse in Turkey
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2008 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In Rotten Bodies / Idealized Masculinities, Alp Biricikdiscusses the intersectionality between the construction ofhegemonic masculinity and the militarist medical discourse inTurkey. He analyzes the role of military and militarist medicalgaze in eleven men\´s narrations about the medical report, known asthe rotten report which is given to male citizens before or afterthey are conscripted to the military service. The report certifiesmental and/or body disabilities of the person. Biricik exploresmale bodily experiences, which took place between 1991 and 2006,and he discusses how the militarist medical gaze functions as anapparatus of militarist and nationalist discourses to determine thefit and rotten citizens in the military system.

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Saartbrucken: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengessellschaft& Co. , 2008, 1. , 68 p.
Keyword [en]
masculinities, hegemonic masculinity, militarism, gender, sexuality, body, Turkey
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-64074ISBN: 978-3-639-01715-1ISBN: 3-639-01715-3OAI: diva2:386108
Available from: 2011-01-12 Created: 2011-01-12 Last updated: 2013-05-22Bibliographically approved

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