Locating the German-Turks: Transnational Migration to Turkey and Constructions of Identity and Space

  • Aylin Yıldırım TschoepeEmail author


The (re)migration of the Almancılar – specifically the gastarbeiter (Turkish workers in Germany) and their offspring – from Germany to Turkey, and their experiences of a double alienation as expressed in the quote above- partly a self-fulfilling prophecy as a result of self-stereotyping and stereotyping – is one of the phenomena discussed, but also challenged by ethnographic research of migrants’ everyday practice in this chapter. In order to locate the German-Turkish migrants and constructions of identity and space, this chapter deals with migrant homescapes that expand beyond spatial and cultural boundaries.


Productive Labor Urban Space Migratory Background Identity Construction Guest Worker 
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  1. 1.CambridgeUSA

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