Taştan, Abdulvahap
September 2002
Ekev Academic Review;Fall2002, Vol. 6 Issue 13, p117
Academic Journal
The immigration of workers to western countries, especially to Ger-many in 1960s, is considered as the beginning of economic and socio-cultural changes. Generation problems have been sprung from immigration phenomenon which took place in family dimension. In this respect, first generation can be regarded as representative of religious tradition. They carried their culture to their new environment. In this way, they reowned their identity. Second and third generations have been influenced from the modern culture. However, they have shown an inclination towards their cultural origins. During the immigration process, a new meaning has been given to Islam. Namely, European Muslims and/or liberal migrant Muslims who adopted European life style have seen Islam as a standpoint of family moral values. Therefore, they stressed that Islam may be influential with this face in a European society. Consequently, the meaning that has been given to Islam has changed, and creating identity became an important function of Islam.


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