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Gendered citizenship: experiences and perceptions of the Bulgarian Turkish immigrant women
Gendered citizenship: experiences and perceptions of the Bulgarian Turkish immigrant women

Author(s): Özge Kaytan
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Geography, Regional studies, Migration Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Gendered citizenship;Bulgarian Turkish;immigrant; women
Summary/Abstract: The concept of citizenship, which is a multi-layered construct by itself,consists of diverse structures when it comes to the citizenship of immigrant women. This research investigates whether, how and to what extent social and cultural changes experienced by the Bulgarian Turkish immigrant women,along with changes in their educational lives and labor force participation made an impact on the practice of their citizenship rights. The migration process itself is gendered not simply due to the fact that men and women are differently affected; it is also likely to affect how gender identity interacts with the new identity bestowed upon the migrant women. Transnational migration generates new social inequalities and social exclusion. The tragedy of ethnic oppression and ethnic assimilation and, in extreme cases, the danger of ethnic cleansing are made unbearable through the assaults on women and children. Hence, the victimization of ethnic minorities is almost always feminized.

  • Page Range: 55-72
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English