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dc.contributor.authorKunuroglu, Filiz
dc.contributor.authorYagmur, Kutlay
dc.contributor.authorVan de Vijver, Fons J.R.
dc.contributor.authorKroon, Sjaak
dc.identifier.citationKunuroglu, F. et al. 2015. Consequences of Turkish return migration from Western Europe. International journal of intercultural relations, 49:198–211. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn1873–7552 (Online)
dc.description.abstractWe studied the consequences of Turkish return migration in the reconstruction of ‘migrant’identities into ‘almanci’ identities (literally: German-like; a pejorative term denoting Turk-ish returnees with a German-like identity) using semi-structured, oral interviews among48 informants. The study uses a qualitative approach and inductive content analysis to getinsight into the factors influencing (re) adaptation of Turkish return migrants. On the basisof informants’ self-reports, we found that perceived discrimination, cultural distance withmainstream Turks and children-related issues experienced after return emerged as majorthemes in the returnee’s narratives. The research revealed that re-adaptation difficultiesvaried substantially across generations and the socioeconomic status of the informants.The migration experiences and the acculturation orientations of the migrants in the coun-tries of immigration played essential roles for a successful re-adaptation period. The resultsare discussed within the framework of two major models, Berry’s acculturation model andSussman’s cultural identity model.en_US
dc.subjectTurkish return migrationen_US
dc.subjectIdentity reconstructionen_US
dc.titleConsequences of Turkish return migration from Western Europeen_US
dc.contributor.researchID13172735 - Van de Vijver, Alphonsius Josephus Rachel

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