Kategorie: Migrationsgeschichte

Knowledge and Ignorance about ‘the Turkish Woman’ in West Germany and Migrant Women’s Responses

Highlighting an interview with a Turkish migrant woman, Kübra Göksel explores the “knowledge” West Germans had about these guest workers, the impact this knowledge had on their lives, and the ways they occasionally utilized that knowledge for their own benefit.

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Editorial News

Mark Stoneman is leaving the Migrant Knowledge editorial team. We would like to thank him for his years of engagement, and especially for all his hard work in helping us to conceive and launch the blog. Patricia “Casey” Sutcliffe of the GHI Washington will manage the blog going forward.

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Knowledge about the ‘Migrant Woman’ as an Alibi for State Inaction in the Federal Republic of Germany

West German experts emphasized cultural otherness as an impediment to the employment—and “emancipation”—of Turkish migrant women instead of attending to the women’s testimony about the practical impediments they faced in a system built on the unpaid labor of housewives.

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The ‘Manchurian Archive’ and the Discourse on ‘Lost’ and ‘Returned’ Documents in China

Documents from the Qing dynasty’s borderlands are crucial for understanding migrations in these regions, but accessing and contextualizing them is complicated by a unique set of political and archival challenges from the past and present.

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