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Hareketlilikte Kimlik İnşasına Yönelik Analitik Bir Çerçeve
An Analytical Framework For Constructing Identity in Mobility

Author(s): Pinar Yazgan
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economy, Psychology, Geography, Regional studies, Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Mobility; transnationalism; identity; belonging;

Summary/Abstract: Nation states in many respects set boundaries to their citizens’ sense of belonging through their identity policies. Despite this fact, in today’s world – a world in which the boundaries of nation states are nothing but only transparent – individuals, goods and ideas have never been so mobile. In that sense, both immigration and identity issues have become to be discussed and redefined. Many studies among the ones on migration deal with the multiple belongings of individuals within the frame of identity policies of nation states. This study, on the other hand, offers an analytical frame through the findings of various theories and field researches so as to define individuals’ identity and sense of belonging. Accordingly, it presents mobile individuals’ sense of belongings at different levels and their social identities by keeping their daily routines and rituals in daily life in mind and by considering these individuals’ connections with their points of mobility. These ties can be cultural, economic, religious, linguistic, political, national and emotional in nature.

  • Issue Year: 3/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 282-296
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Turkish