Living Islam in the Diaspora: Between Turkey and Germany

  title={Living Islam in the Diaspora: Between Turkey and Germany},
  author={Katherine Pratt Ewing},
  journal={The South Atlantic Quarterly},
  pages={405 - 431}
  • K. Ewing
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • The South Atlantic Quarterly
Turkish immigrants constitute the largest minority in Germany. Most first came to Germany as Gastarbeiter (guest workers) beginning in the s and have since established large communities in many German cities and towns. The vast majority of these immigrants are Muslim, though many have an ambivalent relationship to Islam. Their ambivalence is largely structured out of the particular (and in some respects peculiar) position of Islam in the discursive construction of Turkey as a secularist… Expand
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