Routes to roots: second-generation Turks from Germany ‘return’ to Turkey

King, Russell and Kılınc, Nilay (2014) Routes to roots: second-generation Turks from Germany ‘return’ to Turkey. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 4 (3). pp. 126-133. ISSN 1799-649X

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Abstract

Based on 26 in-depth interviews with German-born second-generation adults of Turkish parentage who have relocated to the Istanbul region, this paper consists of three parts corresponding to three questions regarding: (i) their memories of growing up in Germany, (ii) the circumstances and motivations surrounding their ‘return’ and (iii) their experiences of life in Turkey since return. We draw on the conceptual notion of ‘third space’ to propose that the secondgeneration returnees occupy a fourth socio-cultural space that is distinct from German society, Turkish society and the Turkish immigrant community in Germany.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Keywords: Turkish migration; Germany; second generation; return migration; ‘fourth space’
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonisation. Emigration and immigration. International migration > JV6001 Emigration and immigration. International migration
Depositing User: Jayne Paulin
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 15:44
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 16:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/52225

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