Migrant integration: case for a necessary shift of paradigm

Hack-polay, Dieu (2008) Migrant integration: case for a necessary shift of paradigm. Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, 2 (1). pp. 37-56. ISSN 1843-5610

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This article deals with the antagonism between the need for migrant communities
to maintain their native culture and the necessity to integrate in the dominant community
in order to achieve social harmony and socio-economic promotion. The article found that
cultural isolation could alienate some migrants who may see in the establishment of the
community organisation a way of leading a migrant life that requires neither increased
contacts with indigenous groups nor specific training. The migrants find themselves locked
in menial jobs and do not experience upward social mobility. The situation points to a need
to rethink the management of community organisations and support systems.

Keywords:migrant integration, community organizations, socio-cultural identities, Polish
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
R European Languages, Literature and related subjects > R930 Other European Societies and Cultures
L Social studies > L330 Ethnic studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:21 Sep 2015 15:02

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