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Title: Writing histories : narratives of integration and Poles in Great Britain since the Second World War
Author: Blenkinsop, Lisa Jean.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3467 9347
Awarding Body: University of Lancaster
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2006
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This thesis explores narratives of integration retrospectively constructed by the Polishborn first generation and the British-born second generation. The thesis considers how and why different histories are written about the Poles in Great Britain after the Second World War. It examines Polish journeys to Great Britain between 1939 and 1961, the meaning of the Polish home in the Polish diaspora, the role of the British state in integrating the Polish community into the host society after the upheaval of the Second World War, and the role of the internet as a site of community for first and second generation Polish migrants. This thesis also explores the relationship between the British archival material and Polish created sources and the centrality of historical narratives to the construction of identity. My research therefore represents a re-engagement with Polish and British narratives of Polish migration to and integration within Great Britain.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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