Place Belonging in a Mobile World: A Case Study of Migrant Professionals

Agnieszka Bielewska , Krzysztof Jaskułowski


The aim of this paper is to discuss the impact of spatial mobility on international professionals’ experience of place belonging. Drawing on quali-tative research carried out in the Wroclaw subzone of the Walbrzych Special Economic Zone in Poland, the article explores the question of the identity of migrant professionals in the context of their connection with places. It analy-ses how migrant professionals perceive both their place of origin and the place they currently inhabit and considers the specifi c practices migrants engage in to strengthen old bonds and establish new ones. Despite their high mobility, migrant professionals cannot always be described in terms of placelessness belonging. On the contrary, migrant professionals show a relatively strong connection to their place of origin and some of them attempts to form ties with their current place of stay.
Author Agnieszka Bielewska (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Agnieszka Bielewska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
, Krzysztof Jaskułowski (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Krzysztof Jaskułowski,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
Journal seriesSociologicky Casopis-Czech Sociological Review, ISSN 0038-0288, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets1.2
Keywords in Englishtransnational professionals, highly skilled migrants, belonging, place, Poland
ASJC Classification3312 Sociology and Political Science
Languageen angielski
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31a. Oswiadczenie Place KJ.pdf 186.95 KB
31b. oswiadczenie Place Agnieszka.pdf 267.24 KB
Score (nominal)20
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.357; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.432 (2) - 2017=0.421 (5)
Citation count*11 (2021-02-21)
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