Title

From Bonds to Bridges and Back Again: Co-Ethnic Ties and the Making of Filipino Community in Poland

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2017

Abstract

Utilising indigenous Filipino psychology methods, this study examines the experiences of Filipino migrants in Poland, with a specific focus on the nature and function of their co-ethnic ties. The study is framed against the conceptual notion of bonding and bridging capital and strong and weak ties. Analysis of interview and focus group data suggests that respondents conceptualise co-ethnic ties in ways consistent with scholars’ definitions of bonding capital; however, there is substantial complexity in the nature, function, and strength of such ties. Furthermore, co-ethnic ties are dynamic and their form and function change with time as migrants integrate and adapt to their host countries.

Publication Title

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Volume

44

Issue

3

First Page

503

Last Page

520

DOI of Published Version

10.1080/1369183X.2017.1309969

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

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