Struggling for Recognition

Struggling for Recognition

The Alevi Movement in Germany and in Transnational Space

Book - 2008
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As a religious and cultural minority in Turkey, the Alevis have suffered a long history of persecution and discrimination. In the late 1980s they started a movement for the recognition of Alevi identity in both Germany and Turkey. Today, they constitute a significant segment of Germany's Turkish immigrant population. In a departure from the current debate on identity and diaspora, Sökefeld offers a rich account of the emergence and institutionalization of the Alevi movement in Germany, giving particular attention to its politics of recognition within Germany and in a transnational context. The book deftly combines empirical findings with innovative theoretical arguments and addresses current questions of migration, diaspora, transnationalism, and identity.

Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2008
ISBN: 9781845454784
1845454782
Characteristics: x, 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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