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The German Good Life I Want

Voices of Turkish Origin Girls

  • Findings on the lives and aspirations of girls of Turkish origin in Germany?


Part of the Rekonstruktive Sozialisationsforschung book series (RESOZ)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Pınar Burcu Güner
    Pages 1-2
  3. Pınar Burcu Güner
    Pages 3-6
  4. Pınar Burcu Güner
    Pages 7-11
  5. Pınar Burcu Güner
    Pages 13-18
  6. Pınar Burcu Güner
    Pages 19-34
  7. Pınar Burcu Güner
    Pages 35-45
  8. Pınar Burcu Güner
    Pages 47-50
  9. Pınar Burcu Güner
    Pages 51-67
  10. Pınar Burcu Güner
    Pages 69-74
  11. Pınar Burcu Güner
    Pages 75-91
  12. Pınar Burcu Güner
    Pages 93-114
  13. Pınar Burcu Güner
    Pages 115-123
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 135-158

About this book


This book reports research on young Turkish women`s interpretation of a good life in Germany. There were two goals. The first was to identify how girls from Turkish origin living in Germany develop a positive view of themselves: How do they perceive opportunities for empowerment, agency, and emancipation? What are their inspirations and aspirations? The second goal was to establish how girls from Turkish origin living in Germany interpreted challenges to seeking a good life at school and in the wider society? With the support of focus groups, the life history interview method and socio-economic questionnaires four main categories were identified in the findings of the research: construction of identity; aspiration for education; marginalization; and living in a multicultural society.

  • Theory of the Capability Approach
  • Construction of Identity
  • Education as an Aspiration
  • Marginalization
  • Living in a Multicultural Society

Target Groups
  • Scholars and students of educational science and sociology
  • Practitioners and policy makers in education and human development, with particular reference to migration, multicultural contexts and social inequality

The Author
Dr. Pınar Burcu Güner is a postdoctoral researcher at Bielefeld School of Public Health.


Inequality Good School Education Migration Background Good Life Girls Identity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.GesundheitswissenschaftenUniversität BielefeldBielefeldGermany

About the authors

Dr. Pınar Burcu Güner is a postdoctoral researcher at Bielefeld School of Public Health.​

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The German Good Life I Want
  • Book Subtitle Voices of Turkish Origin Girls
  • Authors Pinar Burcu Güner
  • Series Title Rekonstruktive Sozialisationsforschung
  • Series Abbreviated Title Rekonstruktive Sozialisationsforschung
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-658-26069-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-658-26070-5
  • Series ISSN 2523-8426
  • Series E-ISSN 2523-8434
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 158
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Education
    Lifelong Learning/Adult Education
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