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Everyday Life, Attitudes, and Living Conditions of Turkish People in Berlin, Germany : An Interpretation of Research Conducted by the Commissioner of Foreigners' Affairs of Berlin
著者
山本 健兒
NDC
地理・地誌・紀行
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From the beginning of the 1990s, Japanese mass media and academicians have often reported on the social conditions of foreigners in Germany, especially the Turkish population of Berlin. This paper, based on research conducted by Berlin's Commissioner of Foreigners' Affairs, examines the changes in the last decade in the daily behavior and attitudes of the Turkish population of Berlin. Turkish people living in Germany are often portrayed as devout Muslims who stress traditional family values and suffer from segregationist attitudes. Some analysts even claimed that social segregation can never be overcome until Germany incorporates a principle of ius soli (citizenship based on birthplace) instead of ius sanguinis, (citizenship based on blood). Since the 1990s, however, Germany has gradually simplified the process that enables foreigners to acquire German citizenship, actually adopting in January 1, 2000 a limited birthplace principle. The report compiled by the Commissioner of Foreigners' Affairs office in Berlin offers a revealing look at the everyday life of Turkish people in Germany, especially in light of recent changes. It is an opportunity to reconsider how Turkish people themselves behave and perceive their life in the German society. Since the 1980s, the Commissioner's office in Berlin continued the research every few years, asking respondents similar questions; the research methodology is solid, based on random sampling from more than 500 respondents. This paper examines the data from the years 1993, 1997 and 2001. The data suggests that the attitudes and behavior of the Turkish people are more influenced by their social relationships with German people than by their local milieu. The more contact that a Turk has with Germans in his/her spare time, the more critical he/she is of German society. Although improvement is very slow, generally, social interaction between Turks and Germans has been gradually improving since the beginning of the 1990s. The German people are becoming accustomed to some Turkish be
掲載誌名
地誌研年報
13号
開始ページ
53
終了ページ
82
出版年月日
2004-03
出版者
広島大学総合地誌研究資料センター
ISSN
0915-5449
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言語
日本語
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学内刊行物(紀要等)
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