I Dumped My Husband For a Turkish Toyboy


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dc.contributor.author Zoonen, Liesbet van
dc.contributor.author Kuipers, Giselinde
dc.contributor.author Türksoy, Nilüfer Hamid
dc.contributor.author Türksoy, Nilyufer Hamid
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-15T08:40:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-15T08:40:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-14
dc.identifier.citation Hamid-Turksoy, N., van Zoonen, L., & Kuipers, G. (2014). “I Dumped My Husband For a Turkish Toyboy” Romance tourism and intersectionality in British tabloid newspapers. Feminist Media Studies, 14(5), 806-821. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1468-0777 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1471-5902 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2013.792855
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11129/2456
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dc.description.abstract In this article, we analyse how British tabloid newspapers represent relationships between mature British women and the younger Turkish toyboy lovers they meet (and sometimes look for) on their holiday; a practice that is often considered as the female counterpart to male sex tourism, albeit labelled differently as “romance tourism.” Employing a combination of thematic, lexical, narrative, and visual analysis, we examine how the British tabloids make sense of the contradicting social categories and power relations at play in these encounters, in particular with respect to age, gender, nation, and economic position. We consider these contradictions as typical for the intersectionality of gender identities, and use the tabloid stories about romance tourism as a means to study how such intersectionality becomes manifest in everyday practices. We find that the tabloids construct only one dimension of identity as key to women’s lives, that is the one of motherhood and more abstractly of caring for others. In addition, they present women as highly vulnerable to exploitation by foreign, exotic others, who are portrayed either as evil con men or—in the sporadic upbeat, happy-ending story we found—as dependent and passive objects of women’s desires. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1080/14680777.2013.792855 en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess en_US
dc.subject British press; intersectionality; newspapers; romance tourism; tabloids; Turkish toyboys en_US
dc.title I Dumped My Husband For a Turkish Toyboy en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.relation.journal Feminist Media Studies en_US
dc.contributor.department Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Communication Studies en_US
dc.identifier.volume 14 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 5 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 806 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 821 en_US

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