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Turkish/Kurdish Women’s Migrant Steps in London: Public Walks, Personal Returns

  • Göze Saner
  • Saniye Dedeoğlu
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Abstract

Göze Saner and Saniye Dedeoğlu focus on the lives of Turkish/Kurdish women living in London. By bringing together two separate research projects, an ethnographic study of labour patterns and a participatory community theatre project (Migrant Steps), they examine the effects of neoliberalism on this particular demographic and critically assess possible strategies of resistance. The chapter asks if and how engaging with London outside the dominantly Turkish-speaking neighbourhoods may constitute a form of resistance and lead to positive transformations in the place of women within the home, the community, and the city, to greater freedom and empowerment, and to creating a space in which women can identify and define themselves outside the boundaries of being wife, mother, or daughter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Göze Saner
    • 1
  • Saniye Dedeoğlu
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Women’s Studies and Research Labour Economics and Industrial RelationsMuğla UniversityMuğlaTurkey

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