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How Turkish is it? Art and culture in Vienna


  • Wiebke Sievers

    () (the Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Vienna, Austria)


The Viennese Turkish community constitutes 4% of all people residing in Vienna. This considerable presence has also brought with it many artistic and cultural activi-ties. In this paper I question how far these activities have diversified Viennese cultural life. The results are two-fold: my quantitative analysis of public-funding data shows that Viennese Turkish artistic activities are still perceived as a marginal addendum to Viennese cultural life. However, as my qualitative analysis of selected activities high-lights, they have contributed to making the diversity of both Austrian and Turkish cultures visible, albeit only in the margins, rather than in the centre of Viennese cul-tural life.

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  • Wiebke Sievers, 2014. "How Turkish is it? Art and culture in Vienna," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 11(3), pages 329-340, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:11:y:2014:i:3:p:329-340

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