• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Özlem AKKAYA

  • Dates: 1 June 2020

In the study, which regards public radio as a multi-layered field of struggle and negotiation, the first two radio plays (Yaşamak and İki Kişi Arasında) by Ağaoğlu will be critically analyzed on the basis of their representations of womanhood and narrative structures in order to see how they were engaged with the gender ideology. The paper will discuss in what ways this contested nature of radio reverberated in the plays by Adalet Ağaoğlu as a radio employee and radio scriptwriter and question whether their heroines feature as non-subjects reduced to symbols of larger causes or with their actual selves. Giving an ear to these plays will not only shed light on the conflicted and incomplete nature of the state-sponsored gender ideology but also be an answer against the devaluation of “feminine” popular narratives.

radio play, gender, Adalet Ağaoğlu, popular culture, public broadcasting

Özlem AKKAYA  

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