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2013 | 3(348) | 217-242

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Młode pokolenie Wietnamczyków w Polsce. Między młotem a kowadłem?


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The Young Generation of Vietnamese in Poland. Under the Psychological Pressure of Both Cultures

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The article shows the specific identity situation and acculturation processes pertaining to the young generation of Vietnamese living in Poland since childhood. On the one hand they spent the period of socialization in Poland, went to Polish schools and their most frequent daily contacts were with their Polish peers, while on the other hand they remained in the circle of their Vietnamese families so the milieu of Vietnamese friends and acquaintances and especially of their parents puts them under the psychological pressure of both cultures. They cannot completely ignore the demands of their families to which they feel attached but often they value more highly the Polish cultural models which appeal to them, particularly to young women, more than the Vietnamese ones. Young Vietnamese women find Polish culture attractive as it raises the woman’s position, shortens the distance between her traditional social roles and the male roles. Vietnamese men and women differ significantly in their reactions to contact with Polish culture although in both sexes there are noticeable stable elements of the Vietnamese tradition: strong ties with the family, the desire to have children as the greatest value but attributing greater value to the birth of a boy than the birth of a girl.



  • Instytut Zachodni, Instytut Naukowo-Badawczy, 61-854 Poznań, ul. Mostowa 27


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