• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Sermin ÇAKMAK
    Ankara University, Women’s Studies

  • Dates: 1 June 2010

Although they have been walking on the roads of migration through the human history, women have had to wait for long years to be made their voice heard. As for that the immigrant women’s introduction to migration studies and media after years, goes along with their representation as “authentic women” or “aggrieved women”. The studies that problematized the difficulties that women experience within this process was surely significant because of bringing into view the significant realities according to relationship between migration and gender; however, on the other side this general tendency have led up to ignore the possible positive experiences of migration in the sense of these women. In this context, the aim of this study is to make immigrant women’s positive experiences visible by the daily life narratives of women who migrate from a Kurdish village of Turkey Karacadağ to Germany. Although the difficulties that immigrant women face is obvious, understanding migration in terms of gender relations is only possible by considering both negative and positive aspects of this process.

Immigrant women, Migration studies, Classic patriarchy, Space, Paid labour

Ankara Üniversitesi, Women’s Studies