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Anna C. Korteweg and Gökce Yurdakul

Article in preparation for European Journal of Women’s Studies

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The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging

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Anna C. Korteweg and Gökce Yurdakul
Stanford: Stanford University Press | 2014
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Die Kopftuch-Debatten in Europa

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Anna C. Korteweg and Gökce Yurdakul
Bielefeld | 2016| transcript Verlag

The headscarf is an increasingly contentious symbol in countries across the world. Those who don the headscarf in Germany are referred to as “integration-refusers.” In Turkey, support by and for headscarf-wearing women allowed a religious party to gain political power in a strictly secular state. A niqab-wearing Muslim woman was denied French citizenship for not conforming to national values. And in the Netherlands, Muslim women responded to the hatred of popular ultra-right politicians with public appeals that mixed headscarves with in-your-face humor. In a surprising way, the headscarf—a garment that conceals—has also come to reveal the changing nature of what it means to belong to a particular nation.

All countries promote national narratives that turn historical diversities into imagined commonalities, appealing to shared language, religion, history, or political practice. The Headscarf Debates explores how the headscarf has become a symbol used to reaffirm or transform these stories of belonging. Anna Korteweg and Gökçe Yurdakul focus on France, Germany, and the Netherlands—countries with significant Muslim-immigrant populations—and Turkey, a secular Muslim state with a persistent legacy of cultural ambivalence. The authors discuss recent cultural and political events and the debates they engender, enlivening the issues with interviews with social activists, and recreating the fervor which erupts near the core of each national identity when threats are perceived and changes are proposed.

The Headscarf Debates pays unique attention to how Muslim women speak for themselves, how their actions and statements reverberate throughout national debates. Ultimately, The Headscarf Debates brilliantly illuminates how belonging and nationhood is imagined and reimagined in an increasingly global world.

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Staatsbürgerschaft, Migration und Minderheiten: Inklusion und Ausgrenzungsstrategien im Vergleich

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Gökce Yurdakul and Michal Y. Bodemann
Wiesbaden | 2010 | Verlag Sozialwissenschaften

Das Buch befasst sich mit den Beziehungen zwischen Migranten und ethnischen Minderheiten und den Herausforderungen, die sie dem Nationalstaat gegenüber darstellen. Die verschiedenen Formen der Inklusion innerhalb des Nationalstaats werden aus einer transatlantischen Perspektive untersucht. Es werden Fragen der Assimilation, Integration und des Multikulturalismus erörtert, indem die nordamerikanischen und westeuropäischen Literaturen einander vergleichend gegenübergestellt werden. Der wichtigste Beitrag zur soziologischen Diskussion über Einwanderung und Ethnizität besteht darin, die interethnischen Beziehungen zwischen Juden und Türken und ihre spezifischen Verbindungen zum deutschen Nationalstaat und zur deutschen Identität genauer zu betrachten. Vorrangiges Ziel ist eine vergleichende Darstellung der transatlantischen Migrations- und Ethnizitätsdebatten sowie der Debatten über Identität, Erinnerung und Geschlecht.

From Guest Workers into Muslims

From Guest workers into Muslims: Turkish Immigrant Associations in Germany

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Gökce Yurdakul
Newcastle, UK | 2009 | Cambridge Scholars Press

The political representation of immigrant association is central for immigrants to become political actors in Germany. This book offers a comparative analysis of five Turkish immigrant associations to point out to the diverse approaches in terms of immigrant integration and citizenship rights. By exploring these associations’ views on integration/ assimilation, nationalism/ethnicity, secularism/Islam and their relations with the mainstream German political parties, this book attempts to show that immigrants are not victims of the political decisions of the German state. On the contrary, Turkish immigrant elites become important actors to negotiate rights and memberships in the name of this ethno-national group. This book suggests an approach that recognizes the agency of immigrants in the socio-political discourse and also in the governing process.

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Citizenship and Immigrant Incorporation. Comparative Perspectives on North America and Western Europe

Edited Books
Gökce Yurdakul and Michal Y. Bodemann
New York | 2007 | Palgrave Macmillan

Contributors: Aristide Zolberg, Ewa Morawska, Irene Bloemraad, Patricia Landolt, Peggy Levitt, Nandita Sharma, Donald Forbes, Cinzia Solari, Valentine M. Moghadam

The contributions in this volume consider the question of migrant agency, how Western societies are both transforming migrants, and being transformed by them. It is informed by debates on the new ‘transnational mobility’, the immigration of Muslims, the increasing importance of human rights law, and the critical attention paid to women migrants.

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Migration, Citizenship, Ethnos

Edited Books
Y. Michal Bodemann and Gökce Yurdakul
New York |2007 | Palgrave Macmillan

Contributors: Saskia Sassen, Peggy Somers, Christian Joppke, Ruth Mandel, Thomas Faist, Han Entzinger, Pascale Fournier, Anna Korteweg, Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim, Adriana Kemp, Friedrich Heckmann.

This collection of essays addresses three interrelated themes: the basic issues in contemporary German and European Migration since 1945 with particular focus on new developments in the 80s; the ways in which the citizenship debate has proceeded and how immigration and citizenship have been handled in Western Europe.

Turkish Identity Formation and Political Mobilization in Western Europe and North America

Special issue
Gökce Yurdakul and Sebnem Köser- Akcapar

Jews, Muslims and the Ritual Male Circumcision Debates: Social Inclusion and Religious Diversity in Germany

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Gökce Yurdakul
Social Inclusion | 2016

“Jews, Muslims and the Ritual Male Circumcision Debates: Social Inclusion and Religious Diversity in Germany,” Social Inclusion (single author)

Gender equality and immigrant integration: Honor killing and forced marriage debates in the Netherlands, Germany, and Britain

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Gökce Yurdakul and Anna C. Korteweg
Women's Studies International Forum | 2012 | 43(3): 204-214

„Gender equality and immigrant integration: Honor killing and forced marriage debates in the Netherlands, Germany, and Britain“

Islamic Activism and Immigrant Integration: Turkish Organizations in Germany

Journal Articles
Ahmet Yükleyen and Gökce Yurdakul
Immigrants and Minorities | 2011 | 29 (1): 64-85

Religion, Culture and the Politicization of Honour-Related Violence: A Critical Analysis of Media and Policy Debate in Western Europe and North America

Thematic Paper
Gökce Yurdakul and Anna C. Korteweg
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) for the project on Religion, Politics and Gender Equality | 2010

Thematic Paper commissioned by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) for the project on Religion, Politics and Gender Equality. Available online through the UNRISD website

Islam, Conflict, and Integration: Turkish Religious Associations in Germany

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Gökce Yurdakul and Ahmet Yükleyen
Turkish Studies | 2009 | 10(2):217-231

Islam, Gender and Immigrant Integration: Boundary Drawing on Honour Killing in the Netherlands and Germany

Journal Articles
Anna C. Korteweg and Gökce Yurdakul
Ethnic and Racial Studies | 2009 | 32(2): 218-238.

Reprinted (2011): Gender, Race, and Religion: Intersections and Challenges, edited by Martin Bulmer and John Solomos, Routledge

Citizenship and Immigration: Multiculturalism, Assimilation and the Challenges to the Nation State

Journal Articles
Irene Bloemraad, Anna Korteweg and Gökce Yurdakul
Annual Review of Sociology | 2008 | 34: 153-179

Reprinted: Dual Citizenship, G. Radhika Anand (ed.) Hyderabad: The Icfai University Press: 1-42.

State, Political Parties and Immigrant Elites: Turkish Immigrant Associations in Berlin

Journal Articles
Gökce Yurdakul
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies | 2006 | 32 (3): 435-453

We Don't Want to be the Jews of Tomorrow’: Jews and Turks in Germany after 9/11

Journal Articles
Gökce Yurdakul and Michal Bodemann
German Politics and Society | 2006 | 24 (2): 44-67

Reprinted: Judaism and Islam in Medieval & Modern Times, Michael Laskier (ed.). Florida: University of Florida Press. (2008)

Geborgte Narrative: Wie sich türkische Einwanderer an den Juden in Deutschland orientieren

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Gökce Yurdakul and Michal Bodemann
Soziale Welt | 2005 | 56: 441-452

Borrowed Narrative: How Turkish Immigrants Orient Themselves After Jews in Germany

Translated and reprinted: German Jewry in the European Context, Michal Bodemann (ed.) London: Palgrave Macmillan (2008)

Culture of Honor, Culture of Change: A Feminist Analysis of Honor Killings in Rural Turkey

Journal Articles
Aysan Sev'er and Gökce Yurdakul
Violence Against Women | 2001 | 7(9):964-998

Jews and Turks in Germany: Immigrant Integration, Political Representation and Minority Rights

Book Chapter
Gökce Yurdakul
Europe and Beyond | 2013 | Palgrave Macmillan | 251-268

Rethinking the Public Sphere Through Transnationalizing Process:  Europe and Beyond 

 

Jüd_Innen und Türk_Innen in Deutschland: Inklusion von Immigrant_Innen, politische Repräsentation und Minderheitenrechte

Book Chapter
Gökce Yurdakul
Heinrich Böll Stiftung (ed.) Inklusion | Frankfurt am Main | 2015 | Campus Verlag: 363-377

Staatsbürgerschaft und Einwanderung: Assimilation, Multikulturalismus und der Nationalstaat

Book Chapter
Irene Bloemraad, Anna C. Korteweg and Gökce Yurdakul
Wiesbaden | 2010 | VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften: 13-47

Gökce Yurdakul and Michal Y. Bodemann (eds.) Staatsbürgerschaft, Migration und Minderheiten: Inklusion und Ausgrenzungsstrategien im Vergleich.

 

Islam, Gender und Integration von Immigranten: Grenzziehungen in den Diskursen über Ehrenmorde in den Niederlanden und Deutschland

Book Chapter
Anna C. Korteweg and Gökce Yurdakul
Wiesbaden | 2010 | VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | 71-92

Gökce Yurdakul and Michal Y. Bodemann (eds.) Staatsbürgerschaft, Migration und Minderheiten: Inklusion und Ausgrenzungsstrategien im Vergleich.

 

 

 

Hinter dem Schleier: Zur sozialen Stellung muslimischer Frauen mit Kopftuch in Frankreich und Deutschland

Book Chapter
Pascale Fournier and Gökce Yurdakul
Wiesbaden | 2010 | VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | 93-110

Staatsbürgerschaft, Migration und Minderheiten: Inklusion und Ausgrenzungsstrategien im Vergleich.

Governance Feminism und Rassismus: Wie führende Vertreterinnen von Immigranten die antimuslimische Diskussion in Westeuropa und Nordamerika befördern

Book Chapter
Gökce Yurdakul
Wiesbaden | 2010 | VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | 111-126

Staatsbürgerschaft, Migration und Minderheiten: Inklusion und Ausgrenzungsstrategien im Vergleich.

Unveiling Distribution. Muslim Women with Headscarves in France and Germany

Book Chapter
Pascale Fournier and Gökce Yurdakul
New York | 2006 | Palgrave Macmillan

Secular vs. Islamist: The Headscarf Debate in Germany

Book Chapter
Gerdien Jonker and Valérie Amiraux
Bielefeld | 2006 | transcript Verlag | 151-168

Strategies of Visibility: Young Muslims in European Public Spaces.

Wir sind gemeinsam stark

Book Chapter
IFADE (Hg.), Gökce Yurdakul
Bielefeld | 2005 | transcript Verlag

Insider – Outsider: Bilder, ethnisierte Räume und Partizipation

We are Together Strong: The Unhappy Marriage Between Migrant Associations and Trade Unions in Germany

Book Chapter
Gökce Yurdakul
New York | 2007 | Palgrave Macmillan

Citizenship and Immigrant Incorporation: Comparative Perspectives on North America and Western Europe

Review of What is Veiling?

Book Reviews
Sahar Amer
Sociology of Religion | 2015 | University of North Carolina Press

Review of Cosmopolitan Anxieties: Turkish Challenges to Citizenship and Belonging in Germany

Book Reviews
Ruth Mandel
Duke University Press | 2008 | Canadian Journal of Sociology 76(4)

Review of Negotiating Transcultural Lives: Belongings and Social Capital among Youth in Comparative Perspective

Book Reviews
Dirk Hoerder, Yvonne Hebert, and Irina Schmitt
Canadian Journal of Sociology | 2007 | Toronto: University of Toronto Press

Review of Migration Policies and Political Participation: Inclusion or Intrusion in Western Europe?

Book Reviews
Pontus Odmalm and Palgrave Macmillan
London | 2007 | International Migration Review | 41 (1):287

Review of Transnational Politics: Turks and Kurds in Germany

Book Reviews
Eva Ostergaard-Nielsen
London Routledge | 2005 | German Studies Review

Review of German Multiculturalism: Immigrant Integration and the Transformation of Citizenship

Book Reviews
Brett Klopp
Westport: Praeger | 2005 | Ethnic and Racial Studies | 28 (2): 406-407

Constructing Diasporas: Turkish Hip-Hop Youth in Berlin

Book Reviews
Ayhan Kaya
Bielefeld | 2001 | transcript Verlag | Critical Sociology
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