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Competitive identity formation in the Turkish diaspora

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This thesis examines the politics of narrative control, and how it relates to the formation of diasporic consciousness among Turkish migrants in the United States. It asks how Turkish diasporic identity is formed and shaped by discourses that frame Turks, and that interrogate who or what a ‘Turk’ is? This thesis suggests that this process of continual construction and re-construction of diasporic consciousness should be investigated as a matter of competitive identity formation, meaning th...

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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:70ac978c-75f4-4574-b7a6-1e0fce4a2e84
Local pid:
ora:9157

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