The Turkish-German Bridge: A Unique Socio-Spatial Construction in Kreuzberg

Abstract

With the migration of Turkish people to Germany came the need to negotiate identity in a different space. Interactions and connections with their origin space and destination space create an opportunity for a new type of hybrid identity and manifestation in the neighborhoods where they live. The Kreuzberg neighborhood in Berlin is a place with ephemeral, unspoken borders, where Turkish-German residents face inclusion and exclusion on both sides. This dual-othering has a deep impact on the social psychology of this group and how socio-spatial practices are negotiated. This article examines how Turkish-Germans in Kreuzberg re-appropriate their identity and its spatial component to produce a unique space of their own.

References

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Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Political Science
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Allan Cooper DELL
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
0000-0001-8000-0809
Türkiye

Publication Date September 30, 2021
Published in Issue Year 2021, Volume 1, Issue 2

Cite

APA Dell, A. C. (2021). The Turkish-German Bridge: A Unique Socio-Spatial Construction in Kreuzberg . Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies , 1 (2) , 19-36 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tjds/issue/65220/1003046

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