Experiences of Racism and Discrimination among Male Immigrants in Poland

Author

Editor

  • Marek Nowak
  • Michał Nowosielski

Summary, in English

The chapter aims to contribute to an understanding of racism and ethnic discrimination as a tangible experience in the everyday life of immigrants in Poland. The empirical material used are survey questionnaires and in-depth interviews with immigrants from Africa and Asia. The results of this study undermine the reliability of official data, by demonstrating that a large portion of racist crimes committed in Poland go unreported. Moreover, the study shows some strategies of dealing with everyday racism and discrimination adopted by the immigrants and it illustrates the negative and far-reaching effects of racism.

Department/s

Publishing year

2011

Language

English

Pages

273-294

Publication/Series

(Post)Transformational Migration. Inequalities, Welfare State, and Horizontal Mobility

Volume

13

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Peter Lang Publishing Group

Topic

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Keywords

  • immigrants
  • racist violence
  • discrimination
  • Poland
  • sociology
  • sociologi

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1619-005X
  • ISBN: 978-3-631-61756-4