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Documentary as Autoethnography

A Case Study Based on the Changing Surnames of Women (Anthropology)

Hande Çayır, Feride Çiçekoğlu (Preface by)


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In a system where my identity, that is to say, my surname, was taken from me when I got married, an act supported by both the state and families, I simply became a wife. When I refused both that stereotype and the marital surname, I became curious about other women's decisions. I made a politically-grounded documentary promoting individual power and shared it via old and new media. The seventeen-minute documentary Yok Anasının Soyadı (Mrs. His Name, 2012), a form of self-narrative that places the self within a social context, had an impact on the community and created a collaborative meaning. My filmmaking experience spread the seeds, gave birth to this book, created a researcher--me, in this case--and as such, 'theory in practice' and 'practice in theory' go hand-in-hand.

Vernon Press, 9781622737598, 118pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2020