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Cheratte-Visé: a Muslim village in Wallonia
Cheratte-Visé: a Muslim village in Wallonia

Author(s): Christophe Parthoens, Altay Manço, Dina Sensi
Subject(s): Rural and urban sociology, Migration Studies, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Cheratte; Visé; Wallonia; local integration; Muslim communities; social participation;

Summary/Abstract: This article aims to describe the processes leading to social integration of a Turkish community at the beginning of the sixties who were resident in a mining region in Belgium. The stages through which this immigrant working population had to go through are described here: and how it managed, within a third of century, to become established in the district, to structure itself in associations, to be recognized by the local authority and the institutional fabric of the host country, and finally, to sit down at the same table with the local councillors.

  • Issue Year: 2/2005
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 308-344
  • Page Count: 37
  • Language: English