#24 – Refusing Militarism: Conscientious Objectors and Masculinity in Turkey

Dr Demet Aslı Çaltekin

War and militarism often play a central role in the construction of dominant, ‘desirable’ ideas about masculinity. So what happens when men refuse to take part in the militarisation of society, and become conscientious objectors? Dr Demet Aslı Çaltekin has researched this with people who have conscientiously objected against compulsory military service in Turkey.

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