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Transnational Polish Families in Norway

Social Capital, Integration, Institutions and Care


Edited By Krystyna Slany, Magdalena Slusarczyk, Paula Pustulka and Eugene Guribye

This book provides timely insights into the lives of Polish migrants who have been settling in Norway with their partners and children, especially over the last decade. It brings together Polish and Norwegian scholars who shed light on the key areas of migrant family practices in the transnational space. The contributors critically assess social capital of those living mobile lives, discuss the role of institutions, as well as engage with the broad problematics of caring – both with regard to migrant children raised in Norway, and the elderly kin members left behind in Poland. Further, the authors tackle the question of the possibilities and constrains of integration, pointing to several areas of policy implications of transnationalism for both Poland and Norway.

Krystyna Slany is a sociologist and Chair of the Department for Population Studies at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University (JU), Poland.

Magdalena Ślusarczyk is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University (JU), Poland.

Paula Pustułka is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, Poland.

Eugene Guribye is an anthropologist and Department Head at Agder Research in Kristiansand, Norway.