Labour, Mobility And Temporary Migration: A Comparative Study Of Polish Migration To Wales by Julie KnightLabour, Mobility And Temporary Migration: A Comparative Study Of Polish Migration To Wales by Julie Knight

Labour, Mobility And Temporary Migration: A Comparative Study Of Polish Migration To Wales

byJulie Knight, John Lever, Andrew Thomson

Paperback | October 15, 2017

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This book presents a close-up account of sociological research on Polish migrants who came to the region of South Wales in the wake of Poland's entry into the EU in 2004. At the time, they were seen as economically motivated, short-term migrants who would enter the UK to work, save money, and return home. More than a decade after EU enlargement, however, the large number of Poles who have opted to stay in the UK has forced a reconsideration of that assumption. A reassessment of the long-term place of Poles within Wales is thus long overdue, especially in the wake of new tensions related to Brexit.
Julie Knight is a senior research manager at the Regional Economic Studies Institute, Towson University, Maryland. John Lever is a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield Business School. Andrew Thompson is head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of South Wales.
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Title:Labour, Mobility And Temporary Migration: A Comparative Study Of Polish Migration To WalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:October 15, 2017Publisher:University Of Wales PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1786830809

ISBN - 13:9781786830807

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
 
Part I
 
Chapter 1: EU Enlargement, Migration and the UK
Chapter 2: Theorising Migration – Understanding Motivations, Networks and Mobility
Chapter 3: Locations and Research Methodology
 
Part II
 
Chapter 4: Why Migrate? Motivations and Migrant Decision-Making
Chapter 5: Polish Migrants in Cardiff: Changing Motivations in a Diverse City Environment
Chapter 6: Polish Workers in Merthyr Tydfil: Happily Resigned to Life in the Valleys?
Chapter 7: Polish Migrants in Llanelli: What Happens after the Initial Migration Period?
 
Part III
 
Chapter 8: ‘Migratory Drift’ (or Why Migrants Nearly Always Stay Longer than Planned)
Chapter 9: Polish Migrant Integration
Chapter 10: Policy Implications
 
Notes
References
Index
 

Editorial Reviews

“This book contains some important new research on east-west migration. With its focus Wales, this research will be of interest to migration scholars generally in light of the issues discussed and the analysis that the authors have undertaken.”