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Description - Labour, Mobility and Temporary Migration by Julie Knight

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781786830807
ISBN-10: 1786830809
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: University of Wales Press
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Julie Knight

Julie Knight is Senior Research Manager at the Regional Economic Studies Institute, Towson University, Maryland. Andrew Thompson is Head of School, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of South Wales. John Lever is Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield Business School.

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