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Wartości etniczne w (niemal) homogenicznym społeczeństwie. Próba analizy porównawczej
Ethnic Values in (Almost) Homogeneous Society: An Attempt of Comparative Analysis

Author(s): Marek S. Szczepański, Anna Śliz
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: ethnic and national minorities; values; society; new immigrants

Summary/Abstract: Poland is country where the total number of population with the number of national and ethnic minorities, the figure seems quite small. Today it is 1,44% of the state’s population. In present Poland there live representatives of 4 minorities: Crimean Karaites, Lemkos, Romani people and Tatars. There are 9 national minorities in Poland, with the most numerous German minority, Belarusians, Ukrainian, Czechs, Armenians, Russians, Slovaks and Jewish. In some references there are also Silesian people included, though they have not been officially recognized by Polish authorities yet. In present Poland live many new immigrants too. They live in Polish cities. For example, Warsaw is a city which attracted new immigrants — employees of multinational corporations, students, lecturers, doctors, artists or workers from outside the Eastern border. Relations and interference of different traditions, patterns, ways of thinking and relation to the word, God and other people have become something inevitable. Inevitability of multicultural world included Poland as well.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 11-21
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish