Zeitschrift für die Welt der Türken / Journal of World of Turks, Vol 8, No 1 (2016)

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Dreaming America: Middle Eastern Diaspora and Cultural Conflicts

Ahmet BEŞE, Nazila HEİDARZADEGAN

Abstract


This article attempts to examine how Middle Eastern Americans settled in America in pursuit of happiness, a better life, and liberty, and the results of their expectations. Culture and religion play a significant role in lives of Middle Eastern Americans and actively effect people's attempts to be Americanized and forfeit their authenticity. Such cultural conflicts cause them to feel fragmented, split, or sometimes yearn for the days back in their homelands. People in diaspora, mostly fled from local communities, are culturally hybridized while attempting mimicry.


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