Cultural interactions of diversity in Europe: The spatial characteristics of social exclusion of Turkish community in the Netherlands

Güzey O., Gültekin N., Kirsaçlioǧlu O., Aksoy E., Ataç Kavurmacı E.

in: Housing Policy, , Editor, pp.39-75, 2011

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-75
  • Editors: , Editor
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The contemporary debate about the status of immigrants witnesses outbreaks of xenophobia/xeno-racism by a popular imagination of strong concentrations of muslim communities as 'threats to security'. But the researches show that anti-immigration policies result in the empowerment of social solidarity networks reidentified within a system of ethnic and/or belief formations and strong (sometimes violent) resistance. The aim of this study is to put forward the reasons of both segregation and concentration of the immigrant Turks in the case of Deventer/the Netherlands that will give clues for the theoritization of social cohesion in a culturally diverse society. Thus social inclusion is clarified with an evaluation of the factors of segregation and concentration within the forms of 'institutional racism'. © 2011 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.