Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Female Muslim immigrants in France and Germany are increasingly experiencing challenges integrating into Western lifestyle. They have to adjust to occidental communities in which they try to incorporate their own traditions and values. They experience feelings of simultaneous belonging and rejection at the same time. My research concentrated on the adaptation of Muslim Women in Germany and France. Although many similarities exist between the French and German immigrant groups, it was necessary to examine each one separately. In order to understand Islamic female immigrants' quest for a new identity, it was beneficial not only to address the sociocultural aspects of their lives, but also to examine the great influence immigrant literature and mass media have on them. I hope academic endeavors such as mine will be a step in the direction of a society that will be more aware of racism and sexism.
Seynnaeve, Anneke V., "The complexity of a hybrid life: Female immigrants in France and Germany in search of their own identity" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 714.