Post-War and Post-Accession Polish Migrants in Manchester
The investigation is based around a case study looking at two very different groups of Polish migrants in Manchester: those who settled in the city after the Second World War and those who arrived after Poland joined the European Union in 2004. A comparison of the two groups reveals a fascinating transformation in the process of identity formation, which has led to the clearly defined modern identity of the post-war migrants being replaced by a postmodern, multidimensional sense of self in the post-accession migrants.
Table 1 Polish migrants registered in WRS according to year of decision 2004–2009 10 Table 2 Parishioners of Polish Parish of Divine Mercy aggregated according to the postcode where they live 55 Table 3 Christenings and marriages in Polish Parish of Divine Mercy in Manchester 113
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