ECE KOCABICAK

Ece is currently working as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Gender Studies at London School of Economics and Political Science. Her doctoral research focuses on varieties of patriarchies and capitalisms, the relationship between gender and class-based inequalities, and the significance of political collective subjects for social transformation. She further examines the processes and factors that sustain gender-based exclusionary strategies in Muslim majority countries. Previous research has included: the relationship between development and gender inequality, and the implications of technological changes for household production and gender-based segregation in the labour market. Ece has involved in feminist and LGBT movements in England and Turkey and contributed to Feminism in London conferences in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Varieties of Patriarchy: The cases of the United Kingdom and Turkey

Engaging with theories on varieties of patriarchy, I compare the key features of patriarchal transformation in the UK with Turkey by using historical analysis. I explore existing analyses that associate gender-based segregationist strategies with public patriarchy and gender-based exclusionary strategies with domestic patriarchy. During my talk I also critically assess the assumption that capitalism either maintains or destabilises patriarchy depending on its requirements and propose that there is a mutually shaping relationship between patriarchal and capitalist transformations. I then examine the significance of austerity policies for the shift from social democratic to neoliberal forms of public patriarchy in the United Kingdom. Later I analyse the premodern and modern forms of domestic patriarchy within the Turkish context and explain how premodern domestic patriarchy prevents the transition to public patriarchy. Finally I analyse feminist strategies targeting to abolish patriarchy in both of the countries.

Ece will be involved in the following FiLiA session:
The Changing Face of Patriarchy: is it Receeding or just Reinventing itself?     (SundayMorning)

Suggested piece of reading:

A Conversation with Sylvia Walby OBE: Distinguished Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, Director, Violence and Society UNESCO Centre, Lancaster University, UK about Crisis, Brexit and Changes in Gender Regimes:

A Conversation with Sylvia Walby about Crisis, Brexit and Changes in Gender Regimes