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people to answer questions about polish identity for uni work please


studentsefton 1 | 2  
23 Sep 2008 /  #1
Hi I'm an anthropology student. I am writing my third year dissertation on the polish community in sefton/liverpool/southport and would be very grateful if any Polish person or with Polish background would be willing to answer questions about integration community and identity while living in the UK. If you would like to help me, please reply to this thread and I will send you a questionnaire, thank-you for your time.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
23 Sep 2008 /  #2
Maybe better post the questions here...
Mister H 11 | 761  
23 Sep 2008 /  #3
Is there anyone who isn't stuying the Polish in the UK at uni ? ;-)
OP studentsefton 1 | 2  
24 Sep 2008 /  #4
ok will post the questions.

I would be grateful if people could answer the questions. Don't worry if you can't answer them all as every little helps! I would be grateful if you could say whether you have emigrated to the UK in your lifetime or if not, how many generations of your family have lived here. Your time is appreciated!

-Were you born in Poland or England?

-If born in England, how many generations of your family have lived in England?

-If you emigrated here from Poland, what were your reasons for moving to the UK?

-How do you identify yourself, Polish, British, or dual identity? (please specify if you were born in England or Poland)?

- What does being Polish mean to you?

-While living in England, in what whys do you maintain a polish identity? (through traditions, festivals, food, ideals, dress)

- Do you feel that second and third generations of Polish people who were born in the UK have identify themselves differently from the first generation who were born in Poland but emigrated to the UK?

-Do you think Polish immigrants who do not intend to move to the UK permanently are less likely to be involved with the local community and learn English?

- For recent immigrants, are you aware of any policies or ways to encourage integration into the wider community?

-Do you think that in your area a Polish community exists?
-If yes, in what ways is this community established?

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Please help me with my Uni dissertation and answer these questions!

I'm currently conducting research for my degree. The information I need is about Polish identity, community and integration in the UK. I would be grateful if you could possibly take time to answer some/all the following:

-Were you born in Poland or England?

-If born in England, how many generations of your family have lived in England?

-If you emigrated here from Poland, what were your reasons for moving to the UK?

-How do you identify yourself, Polish, British, or dual identity? (please specify if you were born in England or Poland)?

- What does being Polish mean to you?

-While living in England, in what whys do you maintain a polish identity? (through traditions, festivals, food, ideals, dress)

- Do you feel that second and third generations of Polish people who were born in the UK have identify themselves differently from the first generation who were born in Poland but emigrated to the UK?

-Do you think Polish immigrants who do not intend to move to the UK permanently are less likely to be involved with the local community and learn English?

- For recent immigrants, are you aware of any policies or ways to encourage integration into the wider community?

-Do you think that in your area a Polish community exists?
-If yes, in what ways is this community established?
-Does the majority of your social life exist in this community?

-Have you experienced any hostility from the British?
espana 17 | 910  
24 Sep 2008 /  #5
Were you born in Poland or England?

SPAIN

Have you experienced any hostility from the British?

sometimes but only from my wife , when i change the channel

Do you think that in your area a Polish community exists?

no

-Do you think Polish immigrants who do not intend to move to the UK permanently are less likely to be involved with the local community and learn English?

i dont care

What does being Polish mean to you?

sorry but i m not polish
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
24 Sep 2008 /  #6
Were you born in Poland or England

Sefton - you are doing a study about England.
The terms, England, Britain and UK are not interchangeable.
OP studentsefton 1 | 2  
25 Sep 2008 /  #7
that was a careless slip on my behalf- the study extends to the whole of the UK.

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