Convivial Cultures in Multicultural Cities: Polish Migrant Women in Manchester and Barcelona

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  • Authors:
  • Alina Rzepnikowska-Phillips


The large-scale migration brought about by the expansion of the EU over a decade ago led to migration from less ethnically diverse countries to multicultural and super-diverse societies. This book examines the complex encounters between Polish migrant women and local populations in Manchester and Barcelona, with attention to the ways in which difference is negotiated and managed through everyday practices of conviviality, which help to overcome hierarchies and create elements of sameness. Illustrating how cultural differences may become important resources for interaction that facilitates positive relationships, Convivial Cultures in Multicultural Cities draws on the narratives of Polish migrant women to shed new light on everyday social relations between migrant women and local populations, including settled ethnic minorities and other migrants. In doing so, it contributes to our understanding of the positional nature of racial identification and complicates our ideas of whiteness and privilege.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon and New York
Number of pages154
ISBN (Electronic)9781351233552
ISBN (Print)9780815377924
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Migration and Diaspora