Turning Disadvantage into Advantage: Achievement Narratives of Descendants of Migrants from Turkey in the Corporate Business Sector

Ali Konyali in New Diversities vol. 16, No. 1, 2014

While researchers have often studied descendants of migrants in terms of their educationaland occupational shortcomings, there is a lack of studies on an emerging group of professionals with exceptional achievements. Drawing on data collected through semi-structured, in-depthinterviews in Frankfurt am Main, Paris and Stockholm with business professionals whoseparents migrated from Turkey, this article explores how they present their stories within theframework of struggle and success, while they try to avoid victimization. 

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