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Unwanted: Muslim Immigrants, Dignity and Drug Dealing

Sandra M. Bucerius


This study builds on five years of ethnographic research with an all-male group of fifty-five Muslim second-generation immigrant drug dealers in Frankfurt, Germany, and examines the relationship among immigration, social exclusion, and the informal economy. In particular, the study explores the intimate and interactive aspects of the lives of this group of second-generation Muslim immigrants, who belong to one of, if not the most, discriminated against and socially excluded populations in German society. Bucerius examines how the young men negotiate their participation in the drug economy whil ... More

Keywords: immigration, drug dealing, ethnography, Muslims, honor, second-generation immigrants, guest workers, exclusion, Germany, citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199856473
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856473.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra M. Bucerius, author
University of Alberta