Middle East Studies

“Fair to Swear? Gendered formulations of fairness in football in Turkey”

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Giddings 212, 128 Hope Street, Providence, 02912 United States

Talk by Dr. Yağmur Nuhrat of Istanbul Bilgi University
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
In Giddings 212 @ 12:00 p.m.

yagmur talk
“Fair to Swear? Gendered formulations of fairness in football in Turkey”

This talk focuses on homophobic football chants in Turkey to demonstrate that fans construct a specifically masculine notion of fairness that diverges from the universalizing ideal of fair play. he argues that Turkish Football Federation’s (TFF), clubs’ and mainstream media’s anti-swearing campaigns and policies, ostensibly to uphold fair play, miss how fans gender fairness by referring to the masculine ideal of the crazy/hot-blooded young man (delikanlı). In addition, he critiques the mission TFF ascribes to women fans, delineating them as natural and naturally polite guardians of an imposed sense of fair play.

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