Place, migration and learning: Polish adult migrants in Reykjavik

  • Małgorzata Zielińska
Keywords: migration, place, adult learning, working conditions, Iceland

Abstract

This article focuses on Polish migration to the Reykjavik capital area. Through semi-structured interviews with Polish migrants in Reykjavik and an ethnographic observation, I try to deduce what places mean for modern Central European migrants. The results show complex relations between migrants and the places they live in. Working conditions, nature and social relations matter most for migrants, while the political sphere and the possibility of democratic voice are considered almost irrelevant.

Published
2012-03-01
Section
Articles