The Right to Education of Persons with Disabilities in Turkey

Within the Context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Gap Analysis

by Selda Çağlar (Author)
©2018 Monographs 166 Pages


The purpose of this study is to analyse the gaps between the provisions regulating the right to education in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the actual legislation on the right to education of persons with disabilities in Turkey.
The study addresses CRPD first in terms of general principles. It tries to explain the provision on the right to education and the scope of the State’s obligations. Explanations and assessments on CRPD have been accompanied by information on the legislation in Turkey which regulates the right to education of persons with disabilities and affects the right to education. The author sets GAP Analysis and suggestions forth by making necessary assessments in accordance with the comparative method.

Table Of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the author
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I: Marxism and Class
  • 1. In Defence of Marxism
  • 2. The Concept of Class from Capitalism to Neo-Capitalism
  • 2.1. What is Class?
  • 2.2. Different Class Models After Marx
  • Chapter II: Alienation
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.1. Hegelian Alienation
  • 1.2. Feuerbach and Alienation
  • 1.3. Karl Marx and The Concept of Alienation
  • 1.3.1. The Conception of Human Nature
  • 1.3.2. Marxist Alienation
  • 1.3.3. Division of Labour
  • 1.3.4. Commodity Fetishism
  • 1.4. Melvin Seeman and The Theory of Alienation
  • Chapter III: Alan Sillitoe
  • 1. The Dichotomy of ‘Them’ and ‘Us’
  • 2. Alienation and Escape Mechanisms
  • Chapter IV: Sam Selvon
  • 1. Form and Language
  • 2. Class and Race
  • 3. Racism, Alienation and Victimisation
  • Chapter V: Doris Lessing
  • 1. The Role of the Left-Wing Writer in a Mid-Fifties Communist Milieu
  • 2. Left-Wing Activism in The Golden Notebook
  • 3. The Critique of Socialism or Stalinism?
  • 4. Reading Apartheid in The Golden Notebook and The Grass is Singing
  • Chapter VI: James Kelman
  • 1. Language in How Late It Was, How Late and A Disaffection
  • 2. Alienation and Escape Mechanisms
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Summary

Sercan Hamza Bağlama

The Resurrection of the Spectre

A Marxist Analysis of Race, Class and Alienation
in the Post-war British Novel

About the author

Sercan Hamza Bağlama graduated from the department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University, Turkey. He, then, completed his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Patricia Waugh at Durham University, UK. He visited the University of California, Berkeley as a research scholar. He now works in the department of English Literature at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. His research interests lie in post-war British literature, literary theories and political philosophy.

About the book

This book analyses the literary works of Alan Sillitoe, Sam Selvon, Doris Lessing and James Kelman since each of them is a representative of a different class or colour or gender or region in post-war Britain. The overall aim of the book is to reconceptualise the broader economic, cultural and social framework of the processes of alienation and of escape mechanisms employed by the individual as defence mechanisms in capitalist cultures. Suggesting that postmodern identity politics is unable to give a materialistic articulation of poverty and subordination, the book develops an anti-establishment, egalitarian and emancipatory framework in reading its authors: one which might also be implemented as part of a movement that aims to critique, resist and overthrow injustice and oppression.

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ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2019 (April)
State's Obligations Turkish Education Legislation Inclusive education Equality Non-discrimination
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien. 2018. 166 p., 1 b/w tab.

Biographical notes

Selda Çağlar (Author)

Selda Çağlar completed her bachelor studies in law at Ankara University and her master studies in public administration at Trakya University. She earned her PhD in public law at Marmara University. Currently, she is Faculty Member at Trakya University.


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