Performing gender in the diaspora: Turkish women in North London

Mahmutoğlu V.

Migration Letters, no.17, pp.837-852, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.33182/ml.v17i6.984
  • Title of Journal : Migration Letters
  • Page Numbers: pp.837-852


This article explores the first and second-generation Turkish women gender identity construction in North London. I argue that their social experience of gender in the homeland and that in the diaspora are in conflict, because of their different background life. They can feel the differences while they are performing women’s gender identity. Also, their media consumption is analysed as this shows their sense of belonging. This reveals that their gender identity construction develops over time. In other words, changes in gender identity are gradual. For this study, the in-depth interview method was used and interviews were conducted in North London. The analysis has been covered under five different titles.