This article argues that the Armenian women living in Istanbul are confined to domestic and communal spaces, and that the roles of symbolizing collective territory and identity, and of cultural reproduction of the community, are mostly associated with women. The data and observations
we explore here are based on a field survey of Turkey's Armenian community that was conducted in Istanbul between November 2004 and May 2005. Evaluation of this survey based on both quantitative and qualitative methods allows us to draw some conclusions about the roles of Armenian women in
the reproduction of Armenian culture. Women's roles indirectly influence Armenian identity, creating the conditions for its survival.
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Turkey's non-Muslim minorities
Document Type: Research Article
Faculty of Sciences and Letters, Bahcesehir University, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey and Faculty of Sciences and Letters, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Faculty of Political Science, Istanbul University, Beyazit, Istanbul, Turkey
Publication date: June 1, 2009
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