The social distance of Poles to other minorities: a study of four cities in Germany and Britain.

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    • Publication Year:
      2017
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Europe
      immigration
      minorities
      Social distance
      urban incorporation
    • Abstract:
      This contribution investigates the social distance of immigrants from Poland in four Western European cities – London, Birmingham, Berlin and Munich – particularly Polish immigrants’ distance towards members of ethnic, religious and sexual minorities in their various social roles. Presenting unique data from the first wave of a longitudinal qualitative study, we first discuss the differential levels of social distance that Polish immigrants place between themselves and members of minority groups in each city. We find that respondents’ socio-demographic characteristics impact their social distance, but their education and occupation may have less of an effect than their place of origin in Poland or current place of residence and work. Moreover, these factors work differentially across the four cities. After analysing social distance with respect to three dimensions of difference – ethnicity, religion and sexuality – we find several different social-distancing mechanisms. Ultimately, we argue that social science needs to consider regional and local contexts in which social attitudes towards minorities are acquired and exercised. Similarly, we need to reflect on the group’s presumed homogeneity and on the unifying visions of the ‘host society’ as a site of migrants’ incorporation. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      1369183X
    • Accession Number:
      121166394
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      NOWICKA, M.; KRZYŻOWSKI, Ł. The social distance of Poles to other minorities: a study of four cities in Germany and Britain. Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, [s. l.], v. 43, n. 3, p. 359, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Nowicka M, Krzyżowski Ł. The social distance of Poles to other minorities: a study of four cities in Germany and Britain. Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies. 2017;43(3):359. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=121166394. Accessed August 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Nowicka, M., & Krzyżowski, Ł. (2017). The social distance of Poles to other minorities: a study of four cities in Germany and Britain. Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, 43(3), 359. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=121166394
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Nowicka, Magdalena, and Łukasz Krzyżowski. 2017. “The Social Distance of Poles to Other Minorities: A Study of Four Cities in Germany and Britain.” Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies 43 (3): 359. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=121166394.
    • Harvard:
      Nowicka, M. and Krzyżowski, Ł. (2017) ‘The social distance of Poles to other minorities: a study of four cities in Germany and Britain’, Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, 43(3), p. 359. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=121166394 (Accessed: 19 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Nowicka, M & Krzyżowski, Ł 2017, ‘The social distance of Poles to other minorities: a study of four cities in Germany and Britain’, Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, vol. 43, no. 3, p. 359, viewed 19 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Nowicka, Magdalena, and Łukasz Krzyżowski. “The Social Distance of Poles to Other Minorities: A Study of Four Cities in Germany and Britain.” Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, vol. 43, no. 3, Mar. 2017, p. 359. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=121166394.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Nowicka, Magdalena, and Łukasz Krzyżowski. “The Social Distance of Poles to Other Minorities: A Study of Four Cities in Germany and Britain.” Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies 43, no. 3 (March 2017): 359. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=121166394.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Nowicka M, Krzyżowski Ł. The social distance of Poles to other minorities: a study of four cities in Germany and Britain. Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies [Internet]. 2017 Mar [cited 2019 Aug 19];43(3):359. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=121166394