The Complex Nature of Migration at a Conceptual Level: An Overlook of the Internal Migration Experience of Gebze Through Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping Method

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Turkey has experienced a major wave of migration since the early 1950s. Although many studies have tried to investigate how social dynamics and identities play a role in the migration phenomenon in urban areas, none of them have analysed this through a model that allows to present perception of migrants and the phenomenon of migration from the point of view of social groups at a conceptual and relational level. This study conducted in Gebze proposes to analyse FCMs based on modelling position and perception that shows how migrants locate one another in the city and the migration phenomenon. The findings of this study suggest that since experiences and perceptions differ according to social categories, social inequalities caused by and/or leading to migration become visible and more comprehensive from the perspective of different social categories of migrants.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationFuzzy Cognitive Maps for Applied Sciences and Engineering
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Cultural Diversity
  • Cultural Change
  • Migration Issue
  • Demographic Structure
  • Education Opportunity


  • Psychology

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