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Authors:Altug Akin: Faculty of Communications, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
Publication title:Revisiting Diasporic Condition: New Patterns of Nostalgia Among Turks in Sweden
Conference:Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:025
Article No.:011
Abstract:One of the defining principles about diaspora populations is accepted as “they have a strong sense of collective memory which relates to the distant Homeland”. However; migrant experiences of our epoch provide a range of evidences to challenge some of the widespread assumptions about nostalgia of homeland which is supposed to be dominating diasporic condition.

On one hand; increasing synchronization between homeland and diaspora by means of contemporary communication technologies has led the migrant populations to update the rusty collective myths about the homeland. On the other hand; immigrant groups which have spent enough time in country of settlement to qualify as “early-comers”; such as the Turks in Sweden; tend to replace the “nostalgia of homeland” with a brand new nostalgia: “nostalgia of the early years of settlement in the country of migration”.

In this paper I will present the experiences of Turks in Sweden in order to reflect on the two-folded transformation re-shaping the nature of nostalgia in diaspora. Their story since 1966 will be utilized to illustrate these effects which necessitate a reconsideration of existing comprehension of the relationship between diaspora populations and nostalgia.

Language:English
Year:2007
No. of pages:9
Pages:93-101
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/025/011/ecp072511.pdf
Available:2007-11-27
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Altug Akin (2007). Revisiting Diasporic Condition: New Patterns of Nostalgia Among Turks in Sweden, Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=025;article=011 (accessed 11/22/2014)