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Trans-local Lives.Class, Gender and Rurality in post-2004 Migration between Ireland and Poland
Trans-local Lives. Class, Gender and Rurality in post-2004 Migration between Ireland and Poland

Author(s): Natalia Mazurkiewicz
Subject(s): Social differentiation, Migration Studies, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Social Norms / Social Control, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: migration; Poland; Ireland; integration; translocal lives; Polish;
Summary/Abstract: The book explores the phenomenon of post-2004 mobility between Ireland and Poland. In particular I examine the classed and gendered character of this migration wave, as well as its translocal character. I document and seek to understand the nature of this early 21st century human mobility, facilitated by the advances of internet, communication and travel technologies while simultaneously revealing “traditional” aspects of being away from home. I follow the migrants in their journeys and learn about the complex dynamics of their lives lived locally and on the move. Crucially, I try to apprehend my own positioning as a migrant/woman/researcher and figure out whether (e)migration lives up to the expectations of a “better life”.ContentIntroduction.Chapter 1 Polish Capitalism and the Legacies of Communism and CatholicismChapter 2 Post-2004 Polish Migration to Ireland.Chapter 3 Theorising Contemporary Migration.Chapter 4 Researching Contemporary Migration: Methodological ConsiderationsChapter 5 The Trans-local Habitus: Reproducing Rurality in Migration.Chapter 6 Ordinary People Living Normal Lives: Formations of the Migrant Working ClassChapter 7 Making Migration Livable: Negotiations between Mobility and EmplacementChapter 8 Polish Masculinities and Femininities: Constructions of Gender Identities in MigrationConclusion.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-1-912997-22-0
  • Page Count: 202
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English