How are Turkish men

Turkish Men in Germany: Family and Identity; First generation migrants tell their story

[Dissertation]

Abstract

The media often represent the older Turkish migrant as a traditionalist "Islamic macho" who slows down or actively hinders the integration of his wife and daughters into the host society. This widespread stereotype is largely based on "second-hand images". In the lower ... more

The media often represent the older Turkish migrant as a traditionalist "Islamic macho" who slows down or actively hinders the integration of his wife and daughters into the host society. This widespread stereotype is largely based on "second-hand images". In contrast, Margret Spohn's publication places the Turkish men of the first generation of migrants explicitly at the center of the analyzes, where they, as "experts in their own history", have their say in detail. The fine mesh of the life stories told and sensitively interpreted here provides space for the respondents to reflect on their relationship with their own parents, their wife, their children and their life in "two homes". The work thus provides a key to a better understanding of the men of this generation of migrants who almost half a century ago took the risk of building a future for themselves and their families in a foreign country .... less

Thesaurus keywords
Federal Republic of Germany; first generation; Migrant; Gender role; Turkey; Stereotype; External image; Family; Identity; Man; Immigration; Men's research; masculinity

classification
migration
Women and gender studies

Free keywords
Gender studies; Historical image of the Turk; Interculturalism; Interculturality

Language document
German

Year of publication
2002

publishing company
transcript publishing house

Place of publication
Bielefeld

Page reference
470 pp.

Series of publications
Culture and social practice

DOI
https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839400876

ISBN
978-3-8394-0087-6

status
Release version; appraised

License
Creative Commons - Attribution, Noncommercial, NoDerivs 3.0