They wrote the book titled ‘Gender and the Perception of Media’
“Toplumsal Cinsiyet ve Medya Algısı” (Gender and the Perception of Media) hit the shelves which is prepared under the editorship of President of Üsküdar University Psychiatrist Prof. Nevzat Tarhan and Assoc. Prof. Aylin Tutgun Ünal. President of Üsküdar University Psychiatrists Prof. Nevzat Tarhan wrote the introduction for the book and he stated that it is an important reference book which discusses the topic with a holistic approach regarding both gender and how media must approach it. Tarhan said “There are many discourses regarding these; however, for example, we do not know what we understand from gender and we across many perception and fact differences regarding this subject on media.”.
The book which is prepared by contributions of many authors who are from different disciplines and expert in their field, was published by DER Publishing.
Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “We do not know what we understand from gender”
Mentioning that “Gender and the Perception of Media” is an important reference book which discusses the topic with a holistic approach regarding both gender and how media must approach it, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said: “The book titled ‘Gender and the Perception of Media’ prepared under the coordinatorship of Assoc. Prof. Aylin Tutgun is an important book which is needed considerably. It is a great need and it fills a gap. There are many discourses regarding these; however, for example, we do not know what we understand from gender and we across many perception and fact differences regarding this subject on media. Perception is one thing and fact is another. As clinicians within these facts, we discussed this subject together with media academicians. There are physicians, psychiatrists, communication specialists and sociologists among them. I think that it is an important reference book which discusses the topic with a holistic approach regarding both gender and how media must approach it.”.
Assoc. Prof. Aylin Tutgun Ünal: “There was a need to create a theoretical framework regarding terms on the subject”
Mentioning that the book is consisted of original titles Assoc. Prof. Aylin Tutgun Ünal informed on the content of the book. Ünal said: “We can say that it is created by the contribution of 15 authors from different disciplines. The book ‘Gender and the Perception of the Media’ was very important regarding this work especially in Üsküdar University. There was a need to create a theoretical framework regarding terms on the subject. The interaction of gender and media is discussed with sociological and communicative perspective and also with a perspective of psychiatry in the book ‘Gender and the Perception of the Media’. There are many topics discussed in the book. There was a great support, motivation and contribution by Prof. Nevzat Tarhan in preparation of this book. We could gather together thanks to that. Within the book, there are many titles regarding gender roles, the influence of family on these roles and how this reflects on the children, what are the alternative medias on gender, women’s platform on alternative media, anti-discrimination media policies on these platforms and even the concept of Cinderella or it can be called originally as Women’s Jealousy. Our book is consisted of its own original titles. It contains the ways of how news on suicide are given, appearance of gender in the health and we also discussed differences of women and men seen in new generation digital disorders such as Cyberchondria. Beauty and body perceptions for women on new media, and even gender roles in animations and cartoons which we discussed it with a perspective of communication sciences. Therefore, we can say that it contains original titles and contents discussed with many aspects.”.
Some sections in the book “Gender and the Perception on Media are supported wit QR code. Prof. Nevzat Tarhan made his remarks in the foreword of the book containing conceptual definitions:
“It has been seen that correct and based on proof information are needed on these subjects. We discussed this with 15 specialist and with interrelating topics. We attempted to eliminate terminological confusion. As it is seen, it makes the subject more understandable when the sex assigned at birth is called ‘Biological Sex’, the sex assigned sociologically is called as ‘Gender’ and sexual preference is called ‘Sexual Orientation’. Sciences search for truth with the methodology of ‘questionability’ and ‘falsibiality’. We attempted to collect our scientific evaluations on subjects that have become complex, doctrine and politicized. I would like to express that we are open to criticizes and feedback.”.
Those who contributed to book published under editorship of Prof. Nevzat Tarhan Assoc. Prof. Aylin Tutgun Ünal are as follows: Specialist Clinical Psychologist Ayşe Şahin, Sociologist Zeynep Merve Türkoğlu, Specialist Psychologist İlayda Tüter, Psychiatrist Assoc. Prof. Barış Önen Ünsalver, Assoc. Prof. Hacer Aker, Asst. Prof. Yıldıray Kesgin, New Media Specialist Yücel Ekinci, Master Student Halide Nur Karadeniz, Master Student Miray Şengül, Master Student Imane Abahri, Master Student Fatih Emrah Erdoğan, Master Student Burak Altınok and Master Student Furkan Tarık Aydın.
The book brings multidisciplinary perspectives together, hits the shelves!
Names who contributed to the book which Prof. Nevzat Tarhan wrote foreword and introduction are as follows:
Nevzat Tarhan: “Introduction”
Ayşe Şahin: “Toplumsal Cinsiyet Rollerinde Aile Etkisi ve Çocuk” (Effect of Family in Gender Roles and Children)
Zeynep Merve Türkoğlu: “Toplumsal Cinsiyet Eşitsizliği Bağlamında Toplumsal Roller” (Social Roles within the context of Gender Inequality)
Halide Nur Karadeniz: “Alternatif Medyada Kadın Platformları” (Women’s Platforms on Alternative Media)
Yıldıray Kesgin: “Türkiye’de Kadına Yönelik Ayrımcılık Karşıtı Medya Politikaları: T24 Örneği” (Media Policies on Anti-Discrimination against Women in Türkiye: Example of T24)
Hacer Aker: “Kadın Kıskançlığı ya da Sindirella” (Jealousy of Women or Cinderella)
Barış Önen Ünsalver: “Medyada İntihar Haberlerinin Veriliş Biçimi ve Kopya İntiharlar” (The presentation of News on Suicide on Media and Copy Suicides)
Aylin Tutgun Ünal: “Cinsiyet Eşitliği Çalışmalarında Toplumsal Cinsiyet Eşitliği Eylem Planları: Üsküdar Üniversitesi Örneği” (Gender Inequality Action Plan in Studies on Sex Inequality: A Case of Üsküdar University)
Yücel Ekinci: “Sağlık Alanında Toplumsal Cinsiyet Görünümleri: Sağlık Okuryazarlığı ve Siberkondri İlişkisinde Kadın ve Erkek Farklılıkları” (Gender Perspective in Health Areas: Health Literacy and Differences between Women and Men in the Cyberchondria Relation)
Miray Şengül: “Yeni Medya Platformlarında Kadınların Güzellik Algısı” (Perception of Women’s Beauty in New Media Platform)
İlayda Tüter: “Sosyal Medyada Beden Algısı ve Kilo Utandırması: Bedenin Dijital İnşası” (Body Perception on Social media and Fat Shaming: Digital Construction of Body)
Imane Abahri: “Animasyon ve Çizgi Filmlerde Toplumsal Cinsiyet Rolü Tasviri” (Description of Gender Roles in Animations and Cartoons)
Fatih Emrah Erdoğan: “Medyada Kadın: Haber Gündemi mi, Gündem Haber mi?” (Women on Media: Agenda of the News or the Agenda News?)
Burak Altınok: “Spor ve Spor Medyasında Kadın” (Sports and Women on Sports Media)
Furkan Tarık Aydın: “Kadın ve Siyaset” (Women and Politics)
Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)