The effects of working life on the understanding and practice of religion (A sociological research on the case of religious muslim women)

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Turkey

Approval Date: 2013

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Vejdi Bilgin


Ideological burden of the effort for involvement to Western civilization which is started with Tanzimat, gained speed with Second Constitutionalist Period and reached maturity with Republic, is carried by women. Especially after the `80s, public sphere that is under the sway of modern women -symbolic agent of Westernism as from Repuclican period- met educated religious woman who has the values of modernism and Islam at the same time. Religious women who struggled to get education with their hijab in the `80s, started to play an active role in public sphere on and after `90s. In this research, alteration in religious perception and practices of women who entered the secular public sphere with their religious identity after taking part in business life is analyzed. In this study, by means of in-depth interviews with women who work in public institutions and find themselves religious, it is aimed to compare religious women?s religious attitude, practices and sensitivity before and after business life; and also tried to determine (find out) formal and cognitive alteration stages of religious woman and the causes of that alteration. In the first two chapter of the research, theoretical framework of business life and religious women's involvement to business life is drawn, and then analysis of in-depth interviews is handled in the third chapter.