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Turkish Origin Migrants and Their Descendants

Hyphenated Identities in Transnational Space


Part of the Identities and Modernities in Europe book series (IME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ayhan Kaya
    Pages 1-21
  3. Ayhan Kaya
    Pages 113-138
  4. Ayhan Kaya
    Pages 139-144
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 145-163

About this book


This book analyses Muslim-origin immigrant communities in Europe, and the problematic nature of their labelling by both their home and host countries. The author challenges the ways in which both sending and receiving countries encapsulate these migrants within the religiously defined closed box of “Muslim” and/or “Islam”. Transcending binary oppositions of East and West, European and Muslim, local and newcomer, Kaya presents the multiple identities of Muslim-origin immigrants by interrogating the third space paradigm.

Turkish Origin Migrants and Their Descendants analyses the complexity of the hyphenated identities of the Turkish-origin community with their intricate religious, ethnic, cultural, ideological and personal elements. This insight into the life-worlds of transnational individuals and local communities will be of interest to students and scholars of the social sciences, migration studies, and political science, especially those concerned with Islamization of radicalism,  populism, and Islamophobia in a European context.


European Union Euro-Turks Third space Minority communities Islamophobia

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Silahtaraga Elektrik Santrali E5 BldgIstanbul Bilgi Univ, Dept Intl Rel, EskiIstanbulTurkey

About the authors

Ayhan Kaya is Professor of Politics and Director of the European Institute and Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Turkish Origin Migrants and Their Descendants
  • Book Subtitle Hyphenated Identities in Transnational Space
  • Authors Ayhan Kaya
  • Series Title Identities and Modernities in Europe
  • Series Abbreviated Title Identities and Modernities in Europe
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-94994-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06951-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-94995-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 163
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Sociology
    Self and Identity
    Ethnicity Studies
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