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Volume 4, Issue 2


Temporal And Generational Impact On Identity, Home(Land) And Politics Of Belonging Among The Kurdish Diaspora

Minoo Alinia / Barzoo Eliassi
  • International Migration Institute, University of Oxford and Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, Sweden
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Published Online: 2014-05-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/njmr-2014-0008


The purpose of this article is to examine the experiences of two generations among the Kurdish diaspora in Sweden: those who migrated as adults and those who were born and/or raised in Sweden. The focus will be on issues of identity, home(land) and politics of belonging with regard to generational and temporal aspects. We will argue that there are significant differences among the older and younger generations with regard to their experiences that demand different theoretical and analytical conceptualisations

Keywords: Diaspora. generation. experience. racism. identity. homeland. belonging. Kurdish. Swedish


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About the article

Received: 2013-05-15

Accepted: 2014-02-11

Published Online: 2014-05-30

Published in Print: 2014-06-01

Citation Information: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 73–81, ISSN (Online) 1799-649X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/njmr-2014-0008.

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