Polacy wsrod sniegow polnocy. Zjawisko polskiej migracji do Norwegii na przestrzeni dwustu lat
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POLES IN THE SNOW OF THE NORTH. POLISH MIGRATION TO NORWAY IN THE PAST TWO CENTURIES
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Migration of Polish citizens in recent times is a very current issue. In my article I want to explain this highly sophisticated phenomenon on the example of Polish migration to Norway. The scope of my research includes the last two hundred years, during which it has been possible to observe a few different, in the genesis, waves of migration – the nineteenth century (the Polish insurgents and the Polish Jews), WWII (soldiers and forced laborers), and both the political from 1980’s and the largest, economic migration after the Polish accession to the European Union in 2004. The main issue the article focuses on is the style and quality of life of the Poles, who voluntarily or forced by the circumstances, settled in Norway. The article also focuses on cultural confrontation, which automatically followed that migration, often accompanied by acculturation, contrculturation, transculturation or cultural integration. Among other subjects raised in the article there are also the reasons causing the present high migratory activity of the Poles, the largest group of foreigners living in Norway today.
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