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DOI :10.26650/iukad.2022.1135316   IUP :10.26650/iukad.2022.1135316    Full Text (PDF)

A Poststructural Feminist Approach to the Acquisition of Gender Roles in Early Childhood

Damla Işıtan Kılıç

Early childhood is the period during which the child’s identity is constructed. The perspectives children acquire regarding the phenomenon of gender and the identities they develop during this period are important in terms of them being anti-discriminatory individuals in future periods. This study attempts to explain how gender is constructed socially, culturally, historically, and politically by considering the theoretical approaches developed in this direction instead of justifying gender construction biologically. The literature contains various studies on poststructural feminism, sexism, and gender acquisition in early childhood. This study discusses gender role acquisition, criticisms of gender acquisition theories, and the factors affecting gender acquisition using the poststructural feminist approach toward gender acquisition.

DOI :10.26650/iukad.2022.1135316   IUP :10.26650/iukad.2022.1135316    Full Text (PDF)

Erken Çocukluk Döneminde Toplumsal Cinsiyet Rollerinin Kazanımına Postyapısalcı Feminizm Yaklaşım

Damla Işıtan Kılıç

Erken çocukluk dönemi çocukların kimlik inşasının oluştuğu bir dönemdir. Bu dönemde çocukların cinsiyet olgusuna dair kazandıkları bakış açıları ve geliştirdikleri kimlikler eşitlik ve kapsayıcılık bağlamında önem taşımaktadır. Birçok alanda sağlanmaya çalışılan eşitlik ve kapsayıcılık konusu toplumsal cinsiyet olgusunu da içermektedir. Çocukların erken dönemlerden itibaren inşa edilen toplumsal cinsiyetine birçok faktör etki etmektedir. Bu çalışmada toplumsal cinsiyet inşasının yalnızca biyolojik bağlamda temellendirilmesi yerine toplumsal cinsiyetin sosyal ve kültürel faktörlerle nasıl inşa edildiğine dair geliştirilen teorik yaklaşımlar ele alınarak açıklanmaya çalışılmıştır. Alanyazında erken çocukluk döneminde postyapısalcı feminizm, cinsiyetçilik, toplumsal cinsiyet kazanımı üzerine çeşitli araştırmalar bulunmaktadır. Bu çalışmada toplumsal cinsiyet rolleri kazanımı, toplumsal cinsiyet kazanımı kuramlarına getirilen eleştiriler, toplumsal cinsiyet kazanımına etki eden faktörler ve toplumsal cinsiyet kazanımına postyapısalcı feminizm yaklaşımı ele alınmıştır.

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