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Ethnic Bonding and Homing Desires: The Polish Diaspora and Civil Society Making

Research project
Inactive research
Project period
2013 - 2016
Project owner
Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap

Short description

The Polish diaspora in the United Kingdom has produced a unique pattern of civil society making, due to the dividing homing desires of different generations of Polish migrants arriving after the Second World War, during the Cold War and Solidarity periods, and post–EU expansion. Polish London constitutes a significant space of migrant engagement associated with both civil society of contemporary Poland and the diasporic structures formed in and by the country of settlement and is formed and maintained by central ties, links, norms, and discourses of home, nationhood, and integration.


Gabriella Elgenius


Project leader: Professor Kerstin Jacobsson