Gender Role Examples in Turkish Films


in: Humanities and Social Sciences Review, Ozan R., Editor, University Publications Social Science Reviews Ltd., Boston, pp.125-130, 2016

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publisher: University Publications Social Science Reviews Ltd.
  • City: Boston
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-130
  • Editors: Ozan R., Editor


Gender is a concept which is different from biological sex. It is the result of roles attributed to individuals by society, except for their innate characteristics. Society attributes invisible rules and a set of roles to women and men. Examples of the gender-based values attributed to women and men by Turkish Society reflected in the Turkish Films were examined in this study. Aside from the biological sex differences of women and men, the social roles established by patriarchal Turkish Society were also examined in the Turkish Films selected for the study. In terms of exemplification, the roles of women as mothers in the Turkish Films selected for the study, set clear examples for gender discrimination. In accordance with its aim, this study describes the gender roles of women and men in Turkish Films in conformity with social structure.

Keywords: Gender, Biology, Rules, Invisible, Turkish films, Turkish society.