Gözaydın 2006 Rape

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Author: İştar Gözaydın

Title: Adding Injury To Injury

Subtitle: The Case of Rape and Prostitution in Turkey

In: Evil, Law and the State: Perspectives on State Power and Violence

Edited by: John T. Parry

Place: Amsterdam and New York, NY

Publisher: Editions Rodopi B.V.

Year: 2006

Pages: 59-70

Series: At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries 24

ISBN-10: 9042017481 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Turkish History | Prosecution: Laws; Society: Women's Movement; Victims: Prostitutes

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Abstract: »Chapter Five, "Adding Injury to Injury: The Case of Rape and Prostitution in Turkey," by İştar Gözaydın, discusses a different aspect of contemporary Turkish criminal justice. Gözaydın explores changes in Turkish rape law from 1926 to the present, with a focus on former Article 438 of the Turkish Penal Code. She particularly considers the statute's application to prostitutes, which in turn often involved the use of lesser charges or the imposition of lesser punishments because of their status. From this vantage point, she also considers the history of the women's movement in Turkey and the interlocking ways in which modernity and womanhood have been described in relation to the Turkish state.« (John T. Parry. »Introduction.« Evil, Law and the State: Perspectives on State Power and Violence. Edited by John T. Parry. Amsterdam 2006: x-xi)


  1. "Concerns for Women" in the Ottoman-Turkish Modernisation Process (p. 60)
  2. Article 438 of the Turkish Penal Code of 1926 (p. 62)
  3. The Women's Liberation Movement in Turkey (p. 65)
  4. Recent Developments in the Turkish Penal Law System Regarding "Rape" and Violence against Women (p. 67)
  Notes (p. 69)
  Bibliography (p. 70)

Added: June 7, 2014 | Last updated: June 7, 2014