Krzysztof Kardaszewicz. 2019.

New rules of the game? Education and governmentality in Chinese migration to Poland

 

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal vol 28 (3)

https://doi.org/10.1177/0117196819877004


Abstract

The Chinese in Poland are an understudied but rapidly growing migrant community, undergoing a transition from an established pattern of economic chain migration to one based on investment of wealth in pursuit of a better life environment. Educational immigration by middle-class families provides insight into a broader trend of popular resistance to China's established model of governmentality. Refusing to conform to prescribed patterns of achievement and social mobility, these families exemplify a younger generation's aspirations and challenges involved in transnational mobility, which go beyond the traditional capital accumulation strategies.
 

Keywords

Chinese migrants, Poland, social mobility, educational desire, governmentality

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