Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna

Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna
University of Warsaw | UW · Centre of Migration Research

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December 2016 - December 2016
University of Warsaw
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  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2014 - December 2016
University of Warsaw
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  • Research Assistant

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Politicians often mention immigration enforcement, and deportation in particular, as a means to assert state sovereignty. The scholarship on deportation in philosophy and political anthropology also names exclusion as a founding act of sovereignty. This paper looks at deportation through an event that is interpreted as regaining sovereignty by a St...
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Politicians often mention immigration enforcement, and deportation in particular, as a means to assert state sovereignty. The scholarship on deportation in philosophy and political anthropology also names exclusion as a founding act of sovereignty. This paper looks at deportation through an event that is interpreted as regaining sovereignty by a St...
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Pre-Brexit media discourse in the UK focused extensively on the end of free movement, the governance of European mobility, and its relationship with state sovereignty. This article, methodologically anchored in Critical Discourse Analysis, discusses how the potential post-Brexit deportee, namely the ‘Vile Eastern European’, is depicted by the leadi...
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Building upon an abundance of theoretical literature describing the role of deportation in the assertion of nation-state sovereignty, this article asks how deportees experience state sovereignty. Its conclusions are informed by an ‘ethnography of removal’ drawing on 62 interviews with 25 Mexican deportees interviewed in their communities of origin...
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Migration policies globally are characterised by a growth in the use of detention. These dynamics have also been noted in the United States of America, where, increasingly, the private immigration detention infrastructure is the most developed in the world. Like other total institutions, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention faci...
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In spite of the quick development of the field of deportation studies, the scholarship on the practicalities of researching this topic is still scarce. This workshop and the subsequent publication aim to provide a ground for discussion about the genealogy of deportation studies, the ways scholars understand deportation and the epistemological, meth...
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Open access: https://ubp.uni-bamberg.de/jfr/index.php/jfr/article/view/352 The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union will end the European Freedom of Movement and the privileged migration status of EU Citizens in the UK, which will likely affect ‘Brexit families’ and their transnational care arrangements. This is a case study of the b...
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As Brexit heralds the end to the Freedom of Movement, it contributes to the bordering of Britain. Despite being postponed twice, the looming EU exit has created new classifications and exclusions. The media discourse about EU citizens in the UK, new immigration regulations, the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as documents from the Home Office—both le...
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https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/centre-criminology/centreborder-criminologies/blog/2019/04/brexit-eu Border Criminologies guest post by Agnieszka Martynowicz and Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna. Agnieszka M. is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Edge Hill University. Her research interests include migration(s), criminal justice and h...
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Since the beginning of this century we have witnessed the development of studies critically analyzing deportation and deportability. However, little is known about the post-deportation trajectories of deportees. This can be better understood employing a comprehensive typology of post-deportation strategies of mobility. This article analyzes the cas...
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Niniejszy wykład stanowi wprowadzenie do tematyki kolejnych części książki dotyczących prawidłowości najnowszych migracji międzynarodowych. Zarysowujemy w nim ogólne światowe tendencje, piszemy o głównych krajach pochodzenia migrantów i kierunkach ich wędrówek oraz charakteryzujemy najważniejsze formy współczesnych migracji. Pisząc o migracjach wsp...
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What happens when the parents of migrants age and need care in mobile and aging societies? Ethnomorality of Care acts as a window in sharing how physical distance challenges family-centered elderly care by juxtaposing transnational families with non-migrant families. A novel approach that explores intentions and moral beliefs concerning elderly ca...
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Guest post by Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna, William Lopez and Alexander Stephens. Agnieszka is a former Kościuszko Foundation Fellow at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. William is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the School of Public Health and National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. Alexander...
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Chapter 9. ‘Local implementation of the policies affecting older adults in the fields of participation, integration and care’ presents the outcomes of a research conducted in two rapidly ageing Polish counties with different history of reflection on the consequences of ageing. The research question that opens the chapter is as follows, ‘do the awar...
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Chapter 10. ‘Elderly people and their families – migrations and care arrangements’ describes the care situation of elderly people in two studied localities, Kluczbork and Końskie, based on the household survey and individual in-depth interviews with the elderly as well as with their migrant children in the United Kingdom (England). We focus specifi...
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This paper presents a theoretic synthesis of determinants of fertility decline in Poland in the post-war period. The differences in fertility determinants between the communist and post-communist periods are of particular interest. First, we present the changes in the number of births and their direct determinants: the number of women in reproducti...
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The process of social remitting is complex, multilayered and involves numerous social actors that at each stage face several choices of action. By definition, the process of socially remitted ideas, codes of behaviour and practices starts with the migrants themselves and their social context in the destination country. This chapter traces in detail...
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This chapter analyses the methodological considerations taken into account in our study. Specifically transnational multisited longitudinal research is taken into account as an underexplored approach in migration studies. This relates to repeating ethnographic visits to the sites and repeated in-depth interviews with information-rich individuals bo...
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The concept of social remittances, coined by Levitt (1998 and later), evoked many scholarly reactions, but its mechanisms are rarely clearly defined or operationalised. This chapter attempts to reconstruct the mechanisms of social remitting in a transnational European context. The aim is to discuss the primary factors of the mechanisms of social re...
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The outcomes of social remittances and their spillover depend on the one hand on the content and modes of transfer, but on the other hand on characteristics of local inhabitants who are potential receivers of social remittances. Our research shows that local inhabitants see migration as a general social phenomenon and not as a new pattern, with exa...
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The chapter introduces the reader into the ethnographic context of the communities under study in the Polish regions of Podlasie, and Upper and Lower Silesia. Through the eyes of migrants in the UK, returnees and stayers, mental maps of the communities are reconstructed, which give “a double insight” perspective helping to uncover the relation betw...
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In the introductory chapter we set the scene of social remittances in an enlarged European Union (EU). We relate here to the migration-development nexus and the roles of social remittances within that. We also check for validity of this migration-development reasoning for the “new” EU countries that are all classified as “developed economies”. Then...
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The chapter brings evidence that migrants, under certain conditions, may act as local agents of change by circulating social remittances. Firstly, migrants need to act actively and daily in given opportunity structures both of community of origin and destination. Secondly, they need to have a local social recognition for spreading out forms of soci...
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In the concluding chapter we bring together various threads of the arguments to point to the real, intense and very important relationship between migration and social change in the countries of origin as well as localities of destination (although on a different scale). We stress that the attention to small-scale, mundane, banal and everyday actio...
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Building on the distinction between the normative and the negotiable aspects of care, we argue that to understand the social phenomenon of care, we have to analyse not only the moral norms and the care arrangements, but also the intermediary level of intentions. The article presents an ethnomorality of care model combining these three levels. The a...
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Session description on XIX World Congress of Sociology. If interested in the topic, please submit an abstract by Sept. 30 2017, using the following link: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/wc2018/webprogrampreliminary/Session9149.html
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‘An important contribution to debates about migration and social change. Based on interdisciplinary, longitudinal research on migration between three Polish communities and the United Kingdom in post-accession Europe, Grabowska and her colleagues carefully unpack how social remittance transfers actually work. In a world in which sending governments...
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Researchers (Walters 2002; De Genova 2010) argue that deportations and their sheer possibility – the deportability of migrants – produce state sovereignty against the uncontrolled border-crossings, which are perceived by states as a disturbing symptom of ‘losing control’ (Sassen 1996). This article assumes a micro-perspective and, drawing upon the...
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Przemiany demograficzne zachodzące obecnie w Polsce są przedmiotem zainteresowania i polityków, i naukowców. Badanie konsekwencji tych przemian - zarówno obserwowanych obecnie, jak i oczekiwanych w przyszłości - jest zadaniem niezwykle trudnym ze względu na złożoność problematyki, jej interdyscyplinarność i utrudniony dostęp do wielu istotnych info...
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Can Homo Sacer Become a Citizen? The Experience of Migration as a Means to Construct Citizenship in a Mexican Transnational Community The article is a part of a discussion about the efforts of the modern nation‑state to control individuals by circumscribing their mobility. The case study concerns a community from Mixteca region in Oaxaca, Mexico. T...
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The aim of this article is to describe a gang subculture that has emerged in a Mexican pueblo and to explain its origin. Explanations which indicate the globalization of culture are insufficient, as long as they leave the question why this certain subculture appeared in pueblo unanswered. The author of the article, using the ethnographic data which...

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With Brexit, the United Kingdom will be abandoning the principle of free movement of people, now regulated by Directive 2004/38/EC on EU freedom of movement and residence. The aim of this project is to comprehensively research the inception of the new UK immigration system. The project researches various components of this new regime: (1) immigration policies, (2) agencies that enforce them, (3) public debate that accompanies changes in migration policies and their implementation, (4) material infrastructure, (5) migrants, (6) their non-migrant relatives, employers, friends, and colleagues, as well as (7) return migrants and stayers back in sending countries who consider migrating to the UK and who adjust their (im)mobility strategies according to or resisting migration policies, and (8) subjectivities of all the social groups involved. The analysis will rely on an interdisciplinary, multi-sited and transnational approach to the deportation regime, involving anthropology, sociology, critical discourse analysis and socio-legal studies. Dr Radziwinowiczówna, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, analyses the specific case of Polish migrants, the largest migrant group in the UK. The case of the Polish migrants will offer an insight into how the transnational UK deportation regime becomes rooted among migrants and develops in their hometown communities. The research will focus mainly on the West Midlands, a region characterised by a high influx of EU migrants, especially from Central and Eastern European Union. In addition, this region had the highest share of the “leave” vote (59.3%) in the referendum in June 2016.
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International migration of Poles on the time of political and economic transition, with all its unique patterns, constitute a source of ongoing research interests of scholars (among others Jaźwińska & Okólski 2001; Kaczmarczyk & Łukowski 2004; Kaczmarczyk ed. 2008; Grabowska-Lusińska & Okólski 2009) Up until now mostly migration dynamics, trends, structure and patterns were extensively researched as well as migrants’ behaviours connected to transfer of financial remittances (Hirszfeld 2001; Kaczmarczyk ed. 2008; Wieruszewska ed. 2008: Grabowska-Lusińska & Okólski 2009). The present research project on social remittances of contemporary migrants from Poland constitutes a kind of innovative sociological and anthropological approach to researching impacts of migration on social life. Social remittances are the ideas, behaviours, identities, and social capital flowing from receiving to sending country communities (Levitt 1998). Key aims of the present research project are: An identification of social resources which may be considered as social remittances of contemporary migrants from Poland both on individual and on collective levels. An analysis of mechanisms of transfer, diffusion and meaning of social remittances from abroad in sending location. A role of social remittances in social and political life of local community. Costs and benefits analysis of social remittances from abroad in Poland. The final scientific result of the project will relate to an in-depth analysis of meaning, role and mechanisms of transmission of social remittances both in sending and receiving countries. Qualitative study of social networks as the key method of the project will be designed to answer crucial research questions: (1) What are social remittances in case of Polish migrants? (2) What are mechanisms of transfer of social remittances? (3) What are costs and benefits of such transfers? Theoretical framework of the project replies to discourses in migration research in relation to: first, public sphere (Habermas 1984), second, transnational communities (Basch, Glick-Schiller & Szanton Blanc 1997) and third, in relation to social capital (Bourdieu 1986). Public sphere was barely considered from the perspective of social remittances and migrant’s roles in integrating or disintegrating it. In this context migrants can serve as a resource to the public sphere and they may be potential community development aid (Levitt 1998). Transnational communities are widely discussed in migration research (Portes 1996; Appadurai 1990) but there is a shortage of systematic analysis of social remittances (Levitt 1998; 2011). Research interests on social remittances of contemporary Polish migrants presented in this application are grounded both theoretically and methodologically. First, social remittances, contrary to other aspects of Polish migration studies, have been never explored before in a systematic way and also not so often explored in international migration studies. Second, comprehensive research of social remittances with the aim of qualitative method will supply more in-depth knowledge on time-lag social effects of international migration of Poles. Third, the current project coordinated by the principal investigator ‘Occupational careers and socio-occupational mobility of migrants’ (N N116084339) shows clearly how important is further research on ‘soft skills’ and other ‘social items’ of migrants which are connected also to transfer of the ideas, attitudes, identities and social capital (Levitt 1998). Therefore, the present project assumes that transfer of social remittances depends on opportunity structures (Merton 1996) met in both sending and receiving locations after or in-between migration reflected in people’s life stories. That is why the qualitative method is proposed in this project as the method of primary research. The fieldwork will be conducted in both sending and receiving neighbourhoods/ social networks. Results of the research will be a part of an on-going scientific discussion on analysis of effects of social, political and economic transition in Poland (Giza, Rychard & Marody 2003) and above all will serve as a source of deeper understanding of sociological effects of migration far beyond its only financial effects. Results of the presented research project can be an interesting source of information to the wide array of readers and can be an invaluable source of knowledge on human capital and development to local governments and national policy makers.