From Diversity to Uniformity: The Different Forms of Polish Community in Manchester, UK
AbstractThis chapter discusses how the processes of globalisation changed the understanding of Polish ethnic community functions among Polish migrants in England. The processes of globalisation resulted in many changes in the social world over the last 50 years. These changes shifted our understanding of many terms directly connected with migration such as place, space, mobility and the nature of the migration phenomenon itself (Cressswell, 2004, Grabowska-Lusińska and Okólski, 2009). The chapter will use the human geographic perspective to show how the changes in place perception shifted the nature of migration experience and impacted the migrants expectations toward their ethnic community. The theoretical analysis is supported by data from a case study carried out in Manchester, England between 2005 and 2009 on two groups of Polish immigrants: Poles who settled in the United Kingdom after the Second World War and immigrants who arrived there after Poland joined the European Union in May 2004. These two groups of Polish migrants are divided by a two generational age gap and present entirely different attitudes toward their national identity and the Polish ethnic community in Manchester. The migration from the new member states of the European Union to the
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|Book||Boyd Scott H., Walter Mary Ann (eds.): Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity: Critical Cases, 2012, Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
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