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Children, Parents and Institutions in the Mobility Maze
Children, Parents and Institutions in the Mobility Maze

Author(s): Krystyna Slany, Paulina Pustułka
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Migration Studies
Published by: Ośrodek Badań nad Migracjami / Uniwersytet Warszawski
Keywords: children; school; migration; Norway; UK; Poland

Summary/Abstract: This timely issue of Central and Eastern European Migration Review addresses the clear urgency of promoting empirical research focused on the realm of transnational experiences of family migrants from Poland. The main strength of the volume is a presentation of the four main pillars of the mobility processes, showcasing two crucial receiving countries of Polish contemporary family settlement abroad. More specifically, the qualitative studies gathered here are rooted in a multi-perspective approach with regard to the actors that they examine and cover both the relatively well-researched destination of the United Kingdom and the more ‘novel’ or ‘recent’ example of Norway as the receiving state, with the latter marked by family reunification mobility and considerable visibility of Poles in the ethnicised public discourses. The four main elements of the ‘mobility maze’ that the papers can help navigate reflect the subjects, handlers and agents of the Polish mobility. They are constituted by two generations of family migrants – parents and children – as well as schools/teachers and peer groups representing specific politics and practices of integration with the host society.

  • Issue Year: 5/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-12
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English