Drew A. Hoffman '15, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
Date of Creation
German-Kurdish cultural organizations and the Kurdish Diaspora they represent offer an example of a new type of actor in defining globalization. This paper examines how such organizations act as the lynchpin in transnational networks and how such organizations give a voice to Berliner-Kurds. These relationships are explored at the national, regional, and organizational level, in order to paint a comprehensive perspective. It argues that despite experiencing discrimination, the convergence of a global diaspora and local actors has contributed to the reinvention of the German-Kurdish community as a globalized minority. Such a concept is important for understanding how migrant communities can have a dialog with the majority and be included in democratic processes.
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Hoffman, Drew A., "Working Towards a Globalized Minority: Regional German-Kurdish Cultural Organizations and Transnational Networks" (2014). Student Publications. 278.
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