NATIONAL IDENTITY OF POMERANIAN LEADERS OF GERMAN MINORITY (Tozsamosc narodowa pomorskich liderów mniejszosci niemieckiej)
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The authoress presents conclusions of field studies conducted among leaders and active members of ten German minority institutions operating in Pomeranian area after 1989. The main object of the article is to describe and analyze the fundamental social problem as seen by the German minority leaders, namely the maintenance of social identity and group continuity. The authoress considers the context of Polish majority, the situation of the borderland, and the peculiarity of the post-migration society. The studies were carried out in the years 2008 to 2009, following exploratory research conducted since 2006. The methods of in-depth interview, (partly unstructured), participant (or semi-participant) observation, focus group interviews and content analysis were used.
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