Polish Sociological Review

Articles from No. 177, 2012

Anti-Immigrant Feeling in Spain
Abstract: In just a few decades, with the arrival of immigrants from many different places, Spain has become a multi-ethnic society. Facing these increased streams has been a huge challenge to Spanish society. This article examines the evolution of feelings...
Crossing Boundaries of Self: Multidimensionality of Ethnic Belongings and Negotiating Identities among Polish Migrants in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Abstract: This paper discusses multidimensional aspects of identity formation in a European context, referring to Polish migrants' experiences of migration in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Its aim is to understand the dynamics inherent in the process of...
Facebook as a Catalyst for Beneficial Participation in Culture
Abstract: The article considers how Facebook service impacts its users' patterns of experiencing and co-creating culture. The discussion is based on the results of the 2010 research regarding Facebook activity of Warsaw cultural institutions conducted...
From "Civil Society" to "Europe". A Sociological Study on Constitutionalism after Communism
Grazyna Ska_pska, From "Civil Society" to "Europe". A Sociological Study on Constitutionalism after Communism. International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Volume 118. Leiden: Brill, 2011, pp. 253. ISBN 978-90-04-19207-2Keywords: constitutionalism,...
Herbert Blumer on the Interactional Order of the Democratic Society
Abstract: The article draws attention to the potential significance of Herbert Blumer's heritage in the sociological analysis of the issues with which modern democracy has to deal. It aims to strengthen that current of interpretation pertaining to symbolic...
Stone, Cross and Mask: Searching for Language of Commemoration of the Gulag in the Russian Federation1
Abstract: This article examines the commemoration practices of the Gulag in the Russian Federation. On the basis of qualitative data collected during a field research carried out in a few former lager districts (the Solovetsky Islands, Komi Republic,...
The Usability of Scenario Studies: The Case of the EUruralis from the Users' Perspective
Abstract: Scenario studies are seen as useful tools to support planning and decision making processes because they provide integrated projections of future trends and developments and their impacts on land use. They play an important role in facilitating...
Toward an Interactionist Sociology of Ethnic Relations1
Abstract: This text has three parts. In the first, I discuss the presence and absence of the concept of "social relations" in social sciences and focus on "ethnic relations. " Then, I analyse the ways in which the theoretical problems of ethnic relations...
Understanding Education. A Sociological Perspective
Sharon Gewirtz, Alan Cribb, Understanding Education. A Sociological Perspective, Cambridge: Polity Press UK; Maiden: Polity Press, USA, 2009, pp. 240.Keywords: education, sociology of education, educational knowledge.According to the authors of Understanding...
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