“Inclusion in or Exclusion from Turkish Labour Market? An Ethnographic Analysis on Syrian refugees in İzmir”
The research aims at understanding:
- How cultural processes tend to directly or indirectly produce and to develop material, symbolic and place-based inequality;
- How these processes feed into the boundary-making process towards Syrian refugees through social closure, symbolic violence or segregation;
- How degrees of inequality affect the nature of boundaries particularly with regards to power dynamics relations between the host population and Syrians in İzmir.
The research includes 23 semi-structured interviews with state institutions, trade unions, vocational association and unions, and Turkish employers.
Funded by: Yasar University BAP
Researcher: Selin SIVIS (University of Essex)
Scholar: Bensu ANAR (Yasar University, undergraduate student at IR)