‘Crisis’ and Migration in Poland: Discursive Shifts, Anti-Pluralism and the Politicisation of Exclusion

Natalia Krzyżanowska , Michał Krzyżanowski


This essay illustrates the extent to which crisis has had an impact on public perceptions and discourses of contemporary migration in Poland. We focus on the actual moment of the coming together' between crisis- and immigration-related discourses and argue that this connection has arisen as part of the recent political strategies of Poland's right-wing populist government Law and Justice' (PiS) party. The strong anti-immigration and anti-refugee rhetoric orchestrated by PiS across the Polish public sphere has also played a pivotal role in countenancing xenophobic as well as outright racist sentiments in wider Polish public discourse and society.
Author Natalia Krzyżanowska (WE / KSiF) - [Örebro University, Sweden]
Natalia Krzyżanowska,,
- Department of Sociology and Philosophy
- Örebro University, Sweden
, Michał Krzyżanowski - University of Liverpool, UK
Michał Krzyżanowski,,
Journal seriesSociology-The Journal of the British Sociological Association, ISSN 0038-0385, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishAnti-refugee rhetoric, crisis, discursive shifts, migration, Poland, public sphere
ASJC Classification3312 Sociology and Political Science
URL https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038038518757952
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 05-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 2.118; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.537 (2) - 2017=3.311 (5)
Citation count*19 (2020-09-15)
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