Little Turkey in Great Britain
Co-authored by Ibrahim Sirkeci, Tuncay Bilecen, Yakup Çoştu, Saniye Dedeoğlu, M. Rauf Kesici, B. Dilara Şeker, Fethiye Tilbe, K. Onur Unutulmaz is published.
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LITTLE TURKEY IN GREAT BRITAIN co-authored by Ibrahim Sirkeci, Tuncay Bilecen, Yakup Çoştu, Saniye Dedeoğlu, M. Rauf Kesici, B. Dilara Şeker, Fethiye Tilbe, K. Onur Unutulmaz is the outcome of a collaborative writing exercise drawing upon a dozen of research projects carried out by authors independently and collaboratively from 2011 to 2015. This book is expected to be the authoritative resource for anybody interested in the contemporary Turkish and Kurdish speaking immigrant community in the UK. Rich material covers official statistics as well as a wealth of narratives built upon hundreds of face-to-face interviews carried out in London and elsewhere in Britain.
From the back cover:
"Turkish migration to British Isles has a long history but sizeable diaspora communities and enclaves of Turkish origin have emerged only in the last four to five decades. Earlier groups arrived were Cypriots fleeing the troubled island in the Eastern Mediterranean whilst Turks and Kurds of the mainland were not even considering the UK as a destination. This book is about these contemporary movers from Turkey, their movement trajectories, practices, and integration in Britain. Eight researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds and methodological schools came together to do the ground work for the students of this emerging subfield of human mobility studies. Turkey is now at the forefront of accommodating large scale inward mobility mostly due to the crisis in Syria and Iraq. This also brings some attention to Turkey’s own diasporic populations."
- Chapter 1. The Numbers about Turks, Kurds and Turkish Cypriots
- Chapter 2. Identity and integration
- Chapter 3. Political participation in London
- Chapter 4. Ankara Agreement and the new wave of movers
- Annex. Full Text of The Ankara Agreement
- Chapter 5. Work and social relations in London
- Chapter 6. Women’s labour in the Turkish ethnic economy in London
- Chapter 7. Remittances to Turkey
- Chapter 8. Turkish religious communities
- Chapter 9. Diasporic identities and ethnic football in London
Tuncay Bilecen is Assistant Professor at Kandira Vocational School of Kocaeli University. He is member of the Editorial Board for Goc Dergisi. He was previously a research fellow at the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS) at Regent’s University London.
Yakup Costu is Associate Professor in Sociology of Religion Department at Hitit University, Corum, Turkey. He is the editor of Hitit University Journal of Social Sciences Institute (HUSBED).
Saniye Dedeoglu is an Associate Professor in the department of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations at the University of Mugla, Turkey. She gained her PhD degree in 2005 from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London).
Mehmet Rauf Kesici currently works at Duisburg University, Germany. He was previously Associate Professor of Labour Markets at Kocaeli University, Turkey. He was previously a research fellow at the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS) at Regent’s University London.
Betul Dilara Seker was Assistant Professor of Psychology and Head of Department for Psychology at Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey. She was previously a research fellow at the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS) at Regent’s University London.
Ibrahim Sirkeci is Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing and the Director of the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS) at Regent’s University London. Sirkeci holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield and a BA from Bilkent University, Turkey. Sirkeci had previously worked at the University of Bristol. He is the chair of The Migration Conferences.
Fethiye Tilbe received her PhD from Marmara University and currently works at Department of Labour Economics, Namik Kemal University, Tekirdag, Turkey. She was previously a research fellow at the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS) at Regent’s University London.
Kadir Onur Unutulmaz received his doctorate from the University of Oxford. Unutulmaz holds two undergraduate degrees from Bogazici University in Istanbul. Dr. Unutulmaz currently working as a full-time member of faculty at the Faculty of Political Sciences, at the Social Sciences University of Ankara.
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