© 1999

Kurdish Diasporas

A Comparative Study of Kurdish Refugee Communities


Part of the Migration, Minorities and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Östen Wahlbeck
    Pages 1-7
  3. Östen Wahlbeck
    Pages 39-63
  4. Östen Wahlbeck
    Pages 64-87
  5. Östen Wahlbeck
    Pages 123-151
  6. Östen Wahlbeck
    Pages 179-190
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 191-219

About this book


In this important theoretical contribution to the area of refugee studies based on ethnographic field work among Kurdish refugees, the author has uniquely combined empirical evidence and contemporary sociological theories of diasporas and transnationalism. The book provides essential reading for anybody looking for a comprehensive view of refugee resettlement issues and it will be of special interest to anybody concerned with the topical Kurdish question.


community inclusion integration migration nationalism politics sociology work

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Åbo Akademi University and Institute of MigrationTurkuFinland

About the authors

Osten Wahlbeck is Research Fellow at the Institute of Migration in Turku, Finland.

Bibliographic information


'This study provides an illuminating and comparative account of the Kurdish diasporic communities in Britian and Finland and goes beyond sociological observations...Indispensable for undergraduate and graduate collections in sociology, multiculturalism, migration studies, and ethnicity/diaspora studies.' - K. Tölölyan, Choice

'The focus of the book is in the end rather on the integration of refugees. In this respect the book is a welcome and important contribution.' - Eva Ostergaard-Nielsen, Journal of Refugee Studies