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From Vagabond to Tourist: Second-Generation Turkish-German Deportees’ Narratives of Self-Healing and Well-being

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Nilay Kılınç

New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, RO
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Abstract

The paper explores the social integration, well-being and self-healing strategies and outcomes of a sample of second-generation Turkish-Germans who were deported to Turkey due to conviction for youth crimes. Based on the life-story narratives of 14 male participants living and working in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya, I analysed the way in which this tourist city offers spaces for self-discovery and socioeconomic integration, based on profitable work in the tourist economy. Although deportation was a traumatic event, it facilitated possibilities for life transformation – from ‘vagabond’ to ‘tourist’.
How to Cite: Kılınç, N., 2019. From Vagabond to Tourist: Second-Generation Turkish-German Deportees’ Narratives of Self-Healing and Well-being. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 9(2), pp.239–255. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2478/njmr-2019-0016
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Published on 01 Jun 2019.
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