Barbara Wolbert is Lecturer, Department of Visual Communications at the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin.
More than a Golden Bangle … The Significance of Success in School for Returning Turkish Migrant Families
Article first published online: 28 OCT 2009
1991 American Anthropological Association
Anthropology & Education Quarterly
Volume 22, Issue 2, pages 181–199, June 1991
How to Cite
WOLBERT, B. (1991), More than a Golden Bangle … The Significance of Success in School for Returning Turkish Migrant Families. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 22: 181–199. doi: 10.1525/aeq.1991.22.2.04x0748t
- Issue published online: 28 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 28 OCT 2009
This article describes the extent to which Turkish returnees from Germany are involved in promoting their children's careers in school. The significance of schooling for the process of reintegration is considered in the context of social change in urban Turkey. An overview of Turkish labor migration in Germany is presented, as are return migration statistics. Results of an anthropological study among returnees in two Turkish metropoles that differ from these findings are developed and substantiated using interview material.