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The Impact of Migration on Poland

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ISBN: 9781787350687 Year: Pages: 284 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787350687 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Political Science --- Ethnology --- Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Social Sciences
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How has the international mobility of Polish citizens intertwined with other influences to shape society, culture, politics and economics in contemporary Poland?&#xD;&#xD;The Impact of Migration on Poland offers a new approach for understanding how migration affects sending countries, and provides a wide-ranging analysis of how Poland has changed, and continues to change, since EU accession in 2004. The authors explore an array of social trends and their causes before using in-depth interview data to illustrate how migration contributes to those causes. They address fundamental questions about whether and how Polish society is becoming more equal and more cosmopolitan, arguing that for particular segments of society migration does make a difference, and can be seen as both leveller and eye-opener. While the book focuses mainly on stayers in Poland, and their multiple contacts with Poles in other countries, Chapter 9 analyses ‘Polish society abroad’, a more accurate concept than ‘community’ in countries like the UK, and Chapter 10 considers impacts of immigration to Poland.&#xD;&#xD;The book is written in a lively and accessible style, and will be important reading for anyone interested in the influence of migration on society, as well as students and scholars researching EU mobility, migration theory and methodology, and issues facing contemporary Europe.&#xD;

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Poland --- Migration --- EU Mobility --- Europe

Rewolucja

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ISBN: 9781501707131 Year: Pages: 320 Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Subject: History
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The revolution of 1905 in the Russian-ruled Kingdom of Poland marked the consolidation of major new influences on the political scene. As he examines the emergence of a mass political culture in Poland, Robert E. Blobaum offers the first history in any Western language of this watershed period. Drawing on extensive archival research to explore the history of Poland's revolutionary upheavals, Blobaum departs from traditional interpretations of these events as peripheral to an essentially Russian movement that reached a climax in the Russian Revolution of 1917. He demonstrates that, although Polish independence was not formally recognized until after World War I, the social and political conditions necessary for nationhood were established in the years around 1905.

Composing the Party Line - Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany

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Book Series: Central European Studies ISBN: 9781557536471 9781612492896 9781612492902 9781557537027 Year: Pages: 312 Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Science (General)
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Examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. A comparative inquiry into the relationship between music and politics in the German Democratic Republic and Poland from the aftermath of World War II through Stalin's death in 1953, concluding with the slow process of de-Stalinization in the mid-to-late 1990s. This book examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. It presents a comparative inquiry into the relationship between music and politics in the German Democratic Republic and Poland from the aftermath of World War II through Stalin’s death in 1953, concluding with the slow process of de-Stalinization in the mid- to late-1950s. The author explores how the Communist parties in both countries expressed their attitudes to music of all kinds, and how composers, performers, and audiences cooperated with, resisted, and negotiated these suggestions and demands.&#xD; &#xD;Based on a deep analysis of the archival and contemporary published sources on state, party, and professional organizations concerned with musical life, Tompkins argues that music, as a significant part of cultural production in these countries, played a key role in instituting and maintaining the regimes of East Central Europe. As part of the Stalinist project to create and control a new socialist identity at the personal as well as collective level, the ruling parties in East Germany and Poland sought to saturate public space through the production of music. Politically effective ideas and symbols were introduced that furthered their attempts to, in the parlance of the day, “engineer the human soul.”&#xD; &#xD;Music also helped the Communist parties establish legitimacy. Extensive state support for musical life encouraged musical elites and audiences to accept the dominant position and political missions of these regimes. Party leaders invested considerable resources in the attempt to create an authorized musical language that would secure and maintain hegemony over the cultural and wider social worlds. The responses of composers and audiences ran the gamut from enthusiasm to suspicion, but indifference was not an option. &#xD;&#xD;This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

The lichen genus Stereocaulon (Schreb.) Hoffm. in Poland – a taxonomic and ecological study

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Book Series: Monographiae Botanicae ISSN: 00770655/23922923 ISBN: 9788386292349/9788386292196 Year: Volume: 104 Pages: 81 DOI: 10.5586/mb.2014.001 Language: English
Publisher: Polish Botanical Society
Subject: Biology
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The lichen genus Opegrapha s. l. in Poland: morphological variability, ecology, and distribution

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Book Series: Monographiae Botanicae ISSN: 00770655/23922923 ISBN: 9788395017117/9788395017100 Year: Volume: 107 Pages: 162 DOI: 10.5586/mb.2018.001 Language: English
Publisher: Polish Botanical Society
Subject: Biology
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Frieden durch Kommunikation. Das System Genscher und die Entspannungspolitik im Zweiten Kalten Krieg 1979–1982/83

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Book Series: Studien zur Zeitgeschichte ISSN: 2192-0761 ISBN: 9783110404692 Year: Volume: 88 Pages: 393,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110404692 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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At the end of the 1970s West Germany`s foreign minister Genscher faced the challenge of defending the Social-Liberal coalition`s policy of dètente against the approaching Second Cold War.‎ The unique features of his communication policy were demonstrated in his responses to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Polish crisis. The author sees the basis for his long-term success as stemming from a specific Genscher system.

Mitstreiter im Volkstumskampf. Deutsche Justiz in den eingegliederten Ostgebieten 1939-1945

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Book Series: Quellen und Darstellungen zur Zeitgeschichte ISSN: 0481-3545 ISBN: 9783110353730 Year: Volume: 101 Pages: 351 DOI: 10.1524/9783110353730 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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In Poland during the Second World War, the German judicial system was part of the National Socialist occupation machine from the outset and became a key element in the policy of Germanization, Germany`s principal objective for the annexed portions of Poland. The courts systematically discriminated against Poles, and between September 1939 and the beginning of 1945, imposed thousands of death sentences.

Veterans, Victims, and Memory

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Book Series: Studies in Contemporary History ISBN: 9783653996807 9783653996814 9783631640494 Year: Pages: 259 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- Philosophy --- History
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In the vast literature on how the Second World War has been remembered in Europe, research into what happened in communist Poland, a country most affected by the war, is surprisingly scarce. The long gestation of Polish narratives of heroism and sacrifice, explored in this book, might help to understand why the country still finds itself in a «mnemonic standoff» with Western Europe, which tends to favour imagining the war in a civil, post-Holocaust, human rights-oriented way. The specific focus of this book is the organized movement of war veterans and former prisoners of Nazi camps from the 1940s until the end of the 1960s, when the core narratives of war became well established.

Macht Arbeit Frei?

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Book Series: Jews of Poland ISBN: 9781618115966 9781618119087 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101117
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This book examines the forced labor of Jews in the General Government of Occupied Poland from 1939-1943. Specifically, it traces the bureaucratic understanding and use the terms "labor" and "work" in the General Government; it also examines how these terms figured in the lives of Jews, for whom "labor"''s original understanding as a means of subsistence came to be redefined as a means of survival. The changing meaning of other key terms are examined in detail; these include, among others, "forced labor" (Zwangsarbeit), "slave labor" (Sklavenarbeit). The volume carefully analyzes the modus operandi of the Nazi system of power, in which bureaucracy ballooned, there were conflicts of interest between different institutions, and there was a total destruction of human and moral values, which led to extensive degeneration.

The genus Asteromella (Fungi: Ascomycota) in Poland

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Book Series: Monographiae Botanicae ISSN: 00770655/23922923 ISBN: 9788394520519/9788394520502 Year: Volume: 106 Pages: 164 DOI: 10.5586/mb.2016.001 Language: English
Publisher: Polish Botanical Society
Subject: Biology
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