Locating the German-Turks: Transnational Migration to Turkey and Constructions of Identity and Space

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The (re)migration of the Almancılar – specifically the gastarbeiter (Turkish workers in Germany) and their offspring – from Germany to Turkey, and their experiences of a double alienation as expressed in the quote above- partly a self-fulfilling prophecy as a result of self-stereotyping and stereotyping – is one of the phenomena discussed, but also challenged by ethnographic research of migrants’ everyday practice in this chapter. In order to locate the German-Turkish migrants and constructions of identity and space, this chapter deals with migrant homescapes that expand beyond spatial and cultural boundaries.

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Porosity Migration Europe Turkey Lost 

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