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Struggling for Recognition: The Alevi Movement in Germany and in Transnational Space

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by Martin Sokefeld
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Struggling for Recognition: The Alevi Movement in Germany and in Transnational Space by Martin Sokefeld

As a religious and cultural minority in Turkey, the Alevis have suffered a long history of persecution and discrimination. In the late 1980s they started a movement for the recognition of Alevi identity in both Germany and Turkey. Today, they constitute a significant segment of Germany's Turkish immigrant population. In a departure from the current debate on identity and diaspora, Sokefeld offers a rich account of the emergence and institutionalization of the Alevi movement in Germany, giving particular attention to its politics of recognition within Germany and in a transnational context. The book deftly combines empirical findings with innovative theoretical arguments and addresses current questions of migration, diaspora, transnationalism, and identity.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 302
Size: 7.9 MB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2008
ISBN: 9780857450142 (DRM-PDF)

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