Violence, Forced Displacement and the Transgendered Sex Workers of Istanbul

Rustem Ertug Altinay

Even though the transgender community in Turkey is fairly large and visible, the literature on the community is rather limited. Most literature about the subject seeks to interpret the experiences of trans people within the framework of psychology or psychiatry, or it focuses on popular culture to understand the power relations in and through which transgender subjectivities are produced. However, the literature on the history of the transgender community and Turkey’s transphobic policies is fairly limited. In this article, I seek to focus on a particular period to discuss how different forms of violence targeting the transgender community in Istanbul subjected them to forced displacement in the city….

Student Anthropologist, 1 (1)

Publication date: 2009

Pages: 4 – 6

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