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Meskhetian Turks: Exploring Identity Through Connections of Culture


Abstract This project explores the cultural identity of a refugee group named Meskhetian Turks, an ethnic group forced to relocate multiple times in their long history. Driven from their original homeland and scattered around Central Asia and Eastern Europe for decades, approximately 15,000 Meskhetian Turks have been granted refugee status by the American government in recent years. The focus of this study is a group of Meskhetian Turkish refugees in the Phoenix metropolitan area. This is a narrative study conducted through twelve open-ended in-depth interviews and researcher's observations within the community. The interview questions revolved around three aspects of Meskhetian cultural identity, which were represented in each research question... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Bilge, Hatice Nurhayat (Author) / Broome, Benjamin J (Advisor) / Martinez, Jacqueline (Committee member) / Margolis, Eric (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Adaptation / Culture / Ethnicity / Identity / Immigration / Meskhetian Turks
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 235 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Communication 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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