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Polish Families in Ireland A Life Course Perspective

Polish Families in Ireland [electronic resource] : A Life Course Perspective / edited by Michelle Share, Alicja Bobek.
1st ed. 2024.
Cham : Springer Nature Switzerland : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2024.
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This volume explores the family formation and life course of Polish people in Ireland, who make up the largest immigrant group in Ireland. Chapters address key dimensions of the life course in three parts focusing on childhood and youth, adulthood and parenting, and mid-life and futures. Contributions investigate the experiences of children and youth attending school and understanding their identities, the changing nature of families and family support, how families might engage with welfare institutions, and more. Through the life course approach, the book moves beyond the paradigm of studying the Polish population as economic migrants and instead analyzes and illustrates the lives of Polish families living in Ireland since EU enlargement. Michelle Share is Senior Research Fellow at the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Her research experience spans child, youth and family settings including the role of grandparents in childcare provision; Polish migrant families in Ireland; children and parents who use intellectual disability services; educational access programmes at second and third level; and food and nutrition amongst marginalised groups such as homeless families, asylum seekers and young people in alternative education settings. Alicja Bobek Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher at RINCE: AIB Research Centre on Inclusive and Equitable Cultures, Equality and Diversity Directorate, Technological University Dublin, Ireland. Prior to that, Alicja completed several research projects in the area of migration, social integration, employment and workplace diversity. She researched and published on Polish post-accession migrants to Ireland, with a particular focus on migration patterns and trajectories, labour market integration, translational practices, and social integration.
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Becoming in Ireland? An Autobiographical story of a '1.5 generation child
Chapter 3: A Life course perspective on heritage and education: The role of Polish complementary schools in Ireland
Chapter 4: Families are changing: Life course trajectories of 1.5 generation Polish teenagers in Ireland
Chapter 5: "If you are moving forward then you are not going backwards": Reconfiguration of family and migration - a longitudinal study of Polish migrants in Ireland
Chapter 6: Moving through Ireland: Narratives of Polish multiple migrants
Chapter 7: Partnership, parenthood and beyond: Between traditional and progressive ways of doing Polish family in Ireland
Chapter 8: 'Mother Pole abroad': A (re)conceptualisation of motherhood through the experience of migration and employment in Ireland
Chapter 9: 'I was more emotional at the beginning ... missing Poland a lot. But once you have kids it's different': Keeping families connected
Chapter 10: Well-being across the life course: Polish families in rural Ireland
Chapter 11: Polish families investing in welfare futures: Perceptions, experiences and aspirations
Chapter 12: Conclusion: Converging paths and new directions of Polish migrant families in Ireland.
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