The Muslim-makers: how Germany 'Islamizes' Turkish Immigrants

Ramm, Christoph (2017). The Muslim-makers: how Germany 'Islamizes' Turkish Immigrants. In: Muslim minorities, workplace diversity and reflexive HRM (pp. 47-58). London, New York, NY: Routledge

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Analysing the political and media debate on immigration during the 2000s in Germany, this contribution focuses on a significant shift in the public perception of the large Turkish-origin community in Germany. In this period the image of Turkish immigrants was increasingly ‘Islamized’, thereby taking up and reshaping older discourses which focused on their ethnic and cultural ‘otherness’ as foreigners or on the vision of a second generation ‘caught between two cultures’. The public ‘Islamization’ of immigrants has thus become a key element of a re-evaluated German integrationism that conceptualizes a democratic and secular German identity against a vision of Islam untouched by the Enlightenment and liberal emancipation.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Ramm, Christoph


200 Religion > 290 Other religions






Christoph Ramm

Date Deposited:

30 May 2018 09:28

Last Modified:

08 Apr 2020 12:02

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Islam, Migration, Deutschland, Türkei, Gemany, Turkey


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