Processes of multiple identification of Turkish migrants in the Netherlands
12 / 2005 - 12 / 2012
This research focuses on multiple identifications of Turkish migrants in the Netherlands. It examines how these identifications are based on experiences in the Netherlands as well as Turkey and how this relates to the Dutch government's emphasis on singular identification.
Research QuestionM - How do Turkish migrants in the Netherlands relate their multiple identifications - developed on the basis of their transnational lives - to singular identification expectations of the Dutch state?
Leading to the following sub-questions: - What are the experiences of Turkish migrants within different fields in Dutch and Turkish society and how do they participate in them? - Which are the multiple identifications that Turkish migrants in the Netherlands develop within the (trans) national context in which they operate? - How do Turkish migrants in the Netherlands perceive - and react to - the pressure of the Dutch government towards singular identifications? - How are multiple identifications as well as perceived singular identification expectations by the Dutch state integrated into narratives of selves and how does this relate to their daily practices and behaviour in Dutch society?