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Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion

Forging an Ethical Life: The Experiences of German-Turkish Women Returning to Turkey


January 27, 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual/RSVP Required Directions

Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion

Forging an Ethical Life: The Experiences of German-Turkish Women Returning to Turkey


January 27, 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual/RSVP Required Directions
January 27, 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual/RSVP Required Directions

How does migration to and from Europe throw new light on Turkish women’s ethical values? Based on her recent book, In Pursuit of Belonging, Susan Rottmann shares results of her extensive ethnographic research with German-Turkish women who returned to their Turkish homeland. Offering broad strokes of this experience as well as a close look at one woman's account, Rottmann points to tensions and contradictions in these women's negotiations around family, gender, Islam, and education in their everyday lives. Examining how individual women grapple with conflicting ideals about Turkey’s Europeanness and its cultural and national “backwardness” contributes to a greater appreciation of agency among Muslim women and challenges in return migration.

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