A Study of Local Incorporation of Migrant Professionals in Wroclaw

Krzysztof Jaskułowski


The aim of this article is to explore the patterns of local incorporation of migrant professionals in an urban context. It focuses on Wrocław, a Polish city that is not a traditional migration destination. Drawing on qualitative research, the article analyses migrant trajectories of local incorporation in the context of their reasons for relocation, experiences and perspectives. The article shows the irrelevance of ethnic networks for local incorporation. It demonstrates the role played by the workplace and the Internet, which allows forming sociabilities based on commonalities and shared interests, irrespective of cultural differences. It also shows the inconsistency of the city’s policies and calls for policy revision. The article concludes that Wroclaw’s policy seems not to correspond with the specificity of professional migration. It is argued that the city’s policy is based on sedimentary and assimilationist logic that does not take into account migrants’ reasons for relocation and perspectives.
Author Krzysztof Jaskułowski (Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych)
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- Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych
Journal seriesInternational Migration, ISSN 0020-7985, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
No56 (5)
Publication size in sheets0.65
ASJC Classification3317 Demography
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.118; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.04 (2) - 2017=1.385 (5)
Citation count*8 (2020-02-01)
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