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Kancı, Tuba, Buşra Çelik, Yavuz Bülent Bekki, and Umutcan Tarcan. “The anti-gender movement in Turkey: an analysis of its reciprocal aspects.” Turkish Studies (2023): 1-23.


The anti-gender movement has been publicly pursuing its quarrel against the social, academic, and political contexts of gender. Thus, it has also been constituting a basis of activism for fundamentalists, nationalists, and conservatives. In this article, we argue that recent instances show the movement has a reciprocal strategy, which articulates its structural, civil, and political aspects of counter-mobilization. After explaining the fundamentals of these aspects, we focus on the case of Turkey to embody our theoretical discussions. We also attempt to offer a transversal strategy for broad-based coalitions that can challenge the movement by categorizing its recent reflections.

The Illiberalism Studies Program studies the different faces of illiberal politics and thought in today’s world, taking into account the diversity of their cultural context, their intellectual genealogy, the sociology of their popular support, and their implications on the international scene.