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Published by Ashgate Pub. in Burlington, VT .
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Subjects:

  • Alien labor, Polish -- Great Britain,
  • Poland -- Emigration and immigration,
  • Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statement[edited] by Kathy Burrell.
SeriesStudies in migration and diaspora
ContributionsBurrell, Kathy.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJV8195 .P645 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22696112M
ISBN 109780754673873
LC Control Number2008050817

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vi Polish Migration to the UK in the 'New'European Union PART II EXPERIENCES OF IMMIGRATION AND 'SETTLEMENT' 6 Shared History? Polish Migrant Experiences and the Politics of Display in Northern Ireland Maruska Svasek 1 Recent Polish Migrants in London: Accessing and Participating in Social Networks across Borders This introduction presents an overview of key concepts covered in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book focuses exclusively on the contemporary flows between Poland and the UK, considering a series of issues such as public discourses of emigration in Poland, migration strategies, gender relations, social networks and different political and commercial representations of Polish populations in the by: 6. This chapter explores the phenomenon of migration by whole families from Poland to the West, with a particular focus on migration to Britain since Poland's accession to the European Union. It also examines the motives of parents who decide from the outset that the entire family will migrate, as well as other cases where the husband migrates first, expecting to return, but the family then decides to Cited by: 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.

Since over half a million Polish migrants have registered to work in the UK, constituting one of the largest migration movements in contemporary Europe. This work 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 UK. Joining the European Union. Polish migration has been one of the largest movements in Britain's post-war migration history. Since Poland joined the European Union in , and thus Polish people had a legal right to come and live and work in the UK, over , people have made the move from Poland to the UK. Get this from a library! Polish migration to the UK in the 'new' European Union: after [Kathy Burrell;] -- Since the 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 . Request PDF | On Jun 1, , Wojciech Woźniak published Polish Migration to the UK in the ‘New’ European Union | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate.

Contemporary migration of Poles to the UK, which gained momentum especially after the country’s accession to the European Union, is a rather different one in character to the post-war wave: it no longer consists of political refugees, but of economic migrants seeking ‘normality’ and a ‘better future’ (Galasińska & Kozłowska ). With a fully revised introduction for the paperback edition, it covers many broader themes - including livelihoods and migration cultures in Poland, experiences of integration into UK communities and issues surrounding return to Poland. This book is highly relevant to migration policy across Europe . The European Union's enlargement, and the- then UK Government 's decision not to restrict immigration from the new accession states, encouraged educated and skilled Polish people to migrate to Britain rather than to Germany. In an appealing manner, Polish Immigrants describes early immigration, the terrible conditions in Poland, the effect of inducements from America, and the changing conditions in the United States and their effect on Polish Americans. The many problems new arrivals faced are explored and the group's history is then traced. Concluding with a look at Polish Americans in the present day, this book.