Released on 2010-06-09Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Polish Migrants in Belfast

Polish Migrants in Belfast

Author: Marta Kempny

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443822909

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 230

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Polish Migrants in Belfast: Border Crossing and Identity Construction proposes an understanding of identity as a multidimensional and multilayered entity whose various layers are in a dialogue. The book investigates the processual nature of one’s sense of belonging formed as a result of a dialectics between people’s efforts to preserve the boundaries of their culture of origin and the urge to transgress them, detectable in everyday life, religious holidays, and ethnic festivals. The book examines also the role of religion as an important factor shaping ethnic identities of Poles and explores how the “Polish” self-ascription remains a powerful building block of migrants’ identities. The work is based on a rigorous and original ethnographic study of the Polish community in Belfast, Northern Ireland and a review of the existing literature on the topic. Both East Europe specialists and casual readers who are interested in study of migration, identity and religion will find this book invaluable. Whilst it is ethnographic in nature, it also synthesizes the existing literature on the identities and cultures in postmodern world, pointing out to different angles from which these issues have been discussed in anthropological theory.
Released on 2016-04-22Categories Social Science

Polish Migration to the UK in the 'New' European Union

Polish Migration to the UK in the 'New' European Union

Author: Kathy Burrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317078944

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Since the 2004 enlargement of the European Union over half a million Polish migrants have registered to work in the United Kingdom, constituting one of the largest migration movements in contemporary Europe. Drawing on research undertaken across a wide range of disciplines - history, economics, sociology, anthropology, film studies and discourse analysis - and focusing on both the Polish and British aspects of this phenomenon - both emigration and immigration - this edited collection investigates what is actually new about this migration flow, what its causes and consequences are, and how these migrants' lives have changed by moving to the United Kingdom. As the first book to deal with Polish migration to the United Kingdom, Polish Migration to the UK in the 'New' European Union will appeal to scholars across a range of social sciences, whose work concerns migration and the migration process.
Released on 2011-12-31Categories Social Science

Transnational Ties

Transnational Ties

Author: John Eade

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412840361

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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Cities are key sites of the transnational ties that increasingly connect people, places, and projects across the globe. They provide opportunities and constraints within which transnational actors and networks operate and nodes linking wider social formations traverse national borders. This book brings together a series of richly textured ethnographic studies that suggest new ways to situate and historicize transnationalism, identify new pathways to transnational urbanism, and map the contours of translocal, interregional, and diasporic connections not previously studied. The transnational ties treated in this book truly span the globe, giving concrete meaning to the phrase "globalization from below." How have the contributors to this book conceptualized the wider context informing the conduct of their ethnographically grounded, multi-sited research on the relationship between cities, migration, and transnationalism? Several interrelated contextual dimensions have been singled out as affecting the opportunities and constraints experienced by transnational migrant subjects. Socio-spatially, in several of these chapters, the political economic context now called neoliberal globalization is shown to be a key driving force creating conditions that necessitate, facilitate, or impede migration, foster trans-local economic ties, and create new inter-regional interdependencies--e.g., new South-South and East-East transnational ties. The changing historical context of both migrating groups and the cities and regions they move across are central to the study of the interplay of urban change and migrant transnationalism. The historical particularities of migrant recruitment, migration histories, migratory narratives, and changing gender and class relations all affect the character and geography of transnational migration with an impact on the social structures of community formation. This is a pioneering effort in the Comparative Urban and Community Research series.
Released on 2019-08-06Categories Social Science

Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands

Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands

Author: Bryan Fanning

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526140913

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands examines how a wide range of immigrant groups who settled in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland since the 1990s are faring today. It asks to what extent might different immigrant communities be understood as outsiders in both jurisdictions. Chapters include analyses of the specific experiences of Polish, Filipino, Muslim, African, Roma, refugee and asylum seeker populations and of the experiences of children, as well as analyses of the impacts of education, health, employment, housing, immigration law, asylum policy, the media and the contemporary politics of borders and migration on successful integration. The book is aimed at general readers interested in understanding immigration and social change and at students in areas including sociology, social policy, human geography, politics, law and psychology.
Released on 2016-07-26Categories Social Science

London's Polish Borders

London's Polish Borders

Author: Michal P. Garapich

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9783838266077

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 404

The figure of the Polish plumber or builder has long been a well-established icon of the British national imagination, uncovering the UK's collective unease with immigration from Central and Eastern Europe. But despite the powerful impact the UK's second largest language group has had on their host country's culture and politics, very little is known about its members. This painstakingly researched book offers a broad perspective on Polish migrants in the UK, taking into account discursive actions, policies, family connections, transnational networks, and political engagement of the diaspora. Born out of a decade of ethnographic studies among various communities of Polish nationals living in London, Michal P. Garapich documents the changes affecting both Polish migrants and British society, offering insight into the inner tensions and struggles within what is often assumed to be a uniform and homogeneous category. From Polish financial sector workers to the Polish homeless population, this groundbreaking book provides a street-level account of cultural and social determinants of Polish migrants as they continually rework their relation to class and ethnicity.
Released on 2022Categories Artists and community

Belfast Imaginary

Belfast Imaginary

Author: Katharine Keenan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793628121

Category: Artists and community

Page: 278

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In Belfast Imaginary: Art and Urban Reinvention, Katharine Keenan argues for the reimagining of place in Belfast, Northern Ireland in the context of Brexit. This deeply researched ethnography depicts the work of artists and policy makers as they imagine and perform a new urban identity for Belfast in the liminal time between the Good Friday Agreement and Brexit.
Released on 2018-09-10Categories Social Science

The Impact of Migration on Poland

The Impact of Migration on Poland

Author: Anne White

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781787350717

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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How has the international mobility of Polish citizens intertwined with other influences to shape society, culture, politics and economics in contemporary Poland? The Impact of Migration on Poland offers a new approach for understanding how migration affects sending countries, and provides a wide-ranging analysis of how Poland has changed, and continues to change, since EU accession in 2004. The authors explore an array of social trends and their causes before using in-depth interview data to illustrate how migration contributes to those causes. They address fundamental questions about whether and how Polish society is becoming more equal and more cosmopolitan, arguing that for particular segments of society migration does make a difference, and can be seen as both leveller and eye-opener. While the book focuses mainly on stayers in Poland, and their multiple contacts with Poles in other countries, Chapter 9 analyses ‘Polish society abroad’, a more accurate concept than ‘community’ in countries like the UK, and Chapter 10 considers impacts of immigration to Poland. The book is written in a lively and accessible style, and will be important reading for anyone interested in the influence of migration on society, as well as students and scholars researching EU mobility, migration theory and methodology, and issues facing contemporary Europe.
Released on 2017-08-15Categories Social Science

Teens and territory in 'post-conflict' Belfast

Teens and territory in 'post-conflict' Belfast

Author: Madeleine Leonard

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526120441

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 961

This book provides a thought provoking and comprehensive account of teenagers’ perceptions and experiences of the physical and symbolic divisions that exist in ‘post conflict’ Belfast. By examining the micro-geographies of young people from segregated areas and drawing attention to the social practices, discourses and networks that directly or indirectly shape how teenagers make sense of and negotiate life in Belfast, the book provides a timely response to the neglect of the experiences of young people growing up in ‘post conflict’ societies. The voices of these young people need to be heard alongside the often partial accounts of young people who live in communities that have benefitted from the peace process. While both are part of the ‘post conflict’ generation how this plays out in the daily practices and experiences of those who continue to reside in segregated communities needs to be articulated and understood before Belfast can truly claim its ‘post-conflict’ status.