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From Sweden with Love: Turkish Migrants in Sweden and their Social Remittances

Erol, Onursal LU (2012) SIMV29 20121
Graduate School
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is first to contribute to the theorising of the so-called ‘social
remittances’. This entails an attempt to put together the reasons that qualifies the flow of
social goods from migrant destinations to sending communities as remittances, as well as an
endeavour to contribute to definitional clarifications on what constitutes the different natures,
levels and types of these remittances and remitters. Following the theoretical work, I
investigate two main questions: 1) Do the Turkish social remittances from Sweden
indiscriminately serve for social development goals within the sending communities? 2) Does
existing categorisation of certain types of immigrants and their remittance levels within the
social... (More)
The aim of this thesis is first to contribute to the theorising of the so-called ‘social
remittances’. This entails an attempt to put together the reasons that qualifies the flow of
social goods from migrant destinations to sending communities as remittances, as well as an
endeavour to contribute to definitional clarifications on what constitutes the different natures,
levels and types of these remittances and remitters. Following the theoretical work, I
investigate two main questions: 1) Do the Turkish social remittances from Sweden
indiscriminately serve for social development goals within the sending communities? 2) Does
existing categorisation of certain types of immigrants and their remittance levels within the
social remittance theory hold for the Swedish-Turkish case? I propose an intense clarification
of definitions to go about answering these questions. Furthermore, the empirical part of this
study is designed as a case study, collecting the necessary data through discourse analysis of
an anti-terror rally organised by the Swedish-Turkish Worker’s Federation in Stockholm, and
9 semi-structured interviews that served greatly in my own quest of understanding the
phenomenon. (Less)
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author
Erol, Onursal LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV29 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Turkish immigrants, Sweden, social remittances, normative concerns, correlational concerns, avoiders, pursuers
language
English
id
3044930
date added to LUP
2012-09-04 11:22:27
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2012-09-04 11:22:27
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is first to contribute to the theorising of the so-called ‘social
remittances’. This entails an attempt to put together the reasons that qualifies the flow of
social goods from migrant destinations to sending communities as remittances, as well as an
endeavour to contribute to definitional clarifications on what constitutes the different natures,
levels and types of these remittances and remitters. Following the theoretical work, I
investigate two main questions: 1) Do the Turkish social remittances from Sweden
indiscriminately serve for social development goals within the sending communities? 2) Does
existing categorisation of certain types of immigrants and their remittance levels within the
social remittance theory hold for the Swedish-Turkish case? I propose an intense clarification
of definitions to go about answering these questions. Furthermore, the empirical part of this
study is designed as a case study, collecting the necessary data through discourse analysis of
an anti-terror rally organised by the Swedish-Turkish Worker’s Federation in Stockholm, and
9 semi-structured interviews that served greatly in my own quest of understanding the
phenomenon.},
  author       = {Erol, Onursal},
  keyword      = {Turkish immigrants,Sweden,social remittances,normative concerns,correlational concerns,avoiders,pursuers},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {From Sweden with Love: Turkish Migrants in Sweden and their Social Remittances},
  year         = {2012},
}