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Effects of migration experience on conservative attitudes of immigrants: A study on Turkish immigrants living in Sweden

Sümer, Nazli Bahar LU (2010) SIMT10 20101
Graduate School
Master of Science in Global Studies
Abstract
This study aims at examining changes in the conservative attitudes of immigrants. By examining the conservative attitudes of immigrants, the study intends to explore in what ways they change when immigrants start a new life in different social and cultural contexts. In order to provide an answer to this question, previous research on immigrants and conservatism in Turkey are analyzed and a group of Turkish immigrants who live or work in Malmö and Lund are interviewed. The study departs from the hypothesis claiming that immigrants’ attitudes change toward more conservative way in the host country. However, the findings of the study reveal that it is not possible to make generalizations about the ways in which immigrants’ conservative... (More)
This study aims at examining changes in the conservative attitudes of immigrants. By examining the conservative attitudes of immigrants, the study intends to explore in what ways they change when immigrants start a new life in different social and cultural contexts. In order to provide an answer to this question, previous research on immigrants and conservatism in Turkey are analyzed and a group of Turkish immigrants who live or work in Malmö and Lund are interviewed. The study departs from the hypothesis claiming that immigrants’ attitudes change toward more conservative way in the host country. However, the findings of the study reveal that it is not possible to make generalizations about the ways in which immigrants’ conservative attitudes change in the host country. As a result of the study, it was discovered that the social environment which individuals live in has a very important and decisive role on individuals’ lives. The life styles and attitudes of the individuals are shaped and reshaped within the community they live in. (Less)
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author
Sümer, Nazli Bahar LU
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organization
course
SIMT10 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
migration experience, conservatism, conservative attitudes, Turkey, neighborhood pressure
language
English
id
1664838
date added to LUP
2010-10-05 10:02:15
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2010-10-05 10:02:15
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  abstract     = {This study aims at examining changes in the conservative attitudes of immigrants. By examining the conservative attitudes of immigrants, the study intends to explore in what ways they change when immigrants start a new life in different social and cultural contexts. In order to provide an answer to this question, previous research on immigrants and conservatism in Turkey are analyzed and a group of Turkish immigrants who live or work in Malmö and Lund are interviewed. The study departs from the hypothesis claiming that immigrants’ attitudes change toward more conservative way in the host country. However, the findings of the study reveal that it is not possible to make generalizations about the ways in which immigrants’ conservative attitudes change in the host country. As a result of the study, it was discovered that the social environment which individuals live in has a very important and decisive role on individuals’ lives. The life styles and attitudes of the individuals are shaped and reshaped within the community they live in.},
  author       = {Sümer, Nazli Bahar},
  keyword      = {migration experience,conservatism,conservative attitudes,Turkey,neighborhood pressure},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Effects of migration experience on conservative attitudes of immigrants: A study on Turkish immigrants living in Sweden},
  year         = {2010},
}