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Torben Krings, Elaine Moriarty, and James Wickham

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719088094

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719088094.001.0001

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Worklife connections: technologies of mobility and transnational lives

Worklife connections: technologies of mobility and transnational lives

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(p.111) 7 Worklife connections: technologies of mobility and transnational lives
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New mobilities in Europe
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Torben Krings

Elaine Moriarty

James Wickham

Alicja Bobek

Justyna Salamońska

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088094.003.0008

This chapter examines the mobility patterns of Polish migrants in the context of new ‘technologies of mobility’. Of particular importance was low-cost air travel which facilitated the initial migration move to Ireland and allowed for subsequent two-way traffic between the two countries. However, what was even more remarkable was the extent to which Ireland became a jumping-off point for visiting new places in Europe and beyond. Arguably, the Irish migration experience introduced many Polish migrants to a new world of mobility and travel as they began to discover new countries and destinations. In addition to physical movement, new information and communication technologies (ICTs) were of particular importance in maintaining transnational contacts. In conjunction with new travel opportunities, ICTs created a new experience of mobility beyond the ‘container’ of the nation-state, as Polish migrants increasingly lived a transnational life ‘in-between’.

Keywords:   air travel, information and communication technologies, Ireland, Poland, technologies of mobility, transnational lives

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