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Precarious Hope Migration and the Limits of Belonging in Turkey

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ISBN-10: 150360943X

ISBN-13: 9781503609433

Edition: 2019

Authors: Ayse Parla

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There are more than 700,000 Bulgaristanlı migrants residing in Turkey. Immigrants from Bulgaria who are ethnically Turkish, they assume certain privileges because of these ethnic ties, yet access to citizenship remains dependent on the whims of those in power. Through vivid accounts of encounters with the police and state bureaucracy, of nostalgic memories of home and aspirations for a more secure life in Turkey, Precarious Hope explores the tensions between ethnic privilege and economic vulnerability and rethinks the limits of migrant belonging among those for whom it is intimated and promised--but never guaranteed. In contrast to the typical focus on despair, Ayşe Parla studies the…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 8/20/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.26" wide x 8.90" long x 0.64" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English