Placing identities: Transnational practices and local attachments of Turkish immigrants in Germany

  title={Placing identities: Transnational practices and local attachments of Turkish immigrants in Germany},
  author={Patricia Ehrkamp},
  journal={Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies},
  pages={345 - 364}
  • Patricia Ehrkamp
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
This paper examines the ways that Turkish immigrants create places of belonging in a German city. I suggest that transnational ties enable immigrants to forge local attachments through the production of place. Drawing on a neighbourhood case-study of Duisburg–Marxloh, I show how immigrants’ transnational ties and practices visibly transform their current place of residence through transnational consumption, mass media, and the establishment of communal places such as mosques and teahouses that… 
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