In contributing to the debate about the effects of neoliberalism in post-socialist countries on East– West migration, the paper suggests that not only neoliberal policies, but also accompanying them emergent ideal of a neoliberal citizen, has influenced different aspects of these migrations. It looks at a category of Polish migrants in the UK for whom work abroad is a pursuit of inclusion in a community of value built around this ideal. In this way, the article reveals a new dimension to the role of the sending country and how its economy and ideologies shape and affect migrants’ choices and practices.
|Title of host publication||Social boundaries and meanings of work in the 21st-century capitalism|
|Editors||Adam Mrozowicki, Elżbieta Kolasińska, Joanna Róg-Ilnicka|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Publisher||Wroclaw University Press|
|Volume||Special Issue 1|