Gendered experiences of loneliness during COVID-19 isolation: Insights for intersectional feminist social work – the case of Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey

Hatiboğlu Kısat B.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK, vol.0, no.0, pp.1-13, 2022 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 0 Issue: 0
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/00208728221119283
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, CINAHL, HeinOnline-Law Journal Library, Index Islamicus, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-13
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Abstract The aim of this study is to understand the phenomenon of isolation due to COVID-19 through the lens of a feminist perspective. It focuses on daily life experiences of oppressed individuals living in Çankaya, whose spatial, socio-cultural, and political positions intersect with their age, disability, and gender. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 37 people, of different ages, disabilities, and gender statements. Findings show that multi-dimensional oppressions and discriminations have undermined solidarity relations and result in more profound loneliness. The results highlight that new social work approaches involving intersectional feminist consciousness of oppressions need to be developed