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11 edition of The Polish peasant in Europe and America found in the catalog.

The Polish peasant in Europe and America

monograph of an immigrant group

by William Isaac Thomas

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Published by Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Peasantry -- Poland,
  • Poles -- United States,
  • Poland -- Social conditions

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby William I. Thomas and Florian Znaniecki.
    ContributionsZnaniecki, Florian, 1882-1958.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination5 vol. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24187405M
    OCLC/WorldCa1071371

    At the turn of the century, land hunger was the overriding issue facing the Polish peasant, and emigration was closely related to this problem. In the introduction to a later edition of the same volume, Blumer recalls some of the reasons that have made The Polish Peasant such an important reference. Reflections on Multi-site Ethnography. The co-authorship of The Polish Peasant by the American and Polish sociologists, Thomas, and Znaniecki, signifies international root of the knowledge production in American Sociology.

    Reflections on Multi-site Ethnography. The loosening of familial solidarity and the transformation of peasant attitudes into the new environment are the main issues developed in this section. It signalled the shift from a speculative to a research base for sociologists and became the model for Chicago school research, inspiring the classic Chicago monographs of the s and s. Here of course it is the land that is all—important in the peasant way of life. Often listed among the publications of the founders of sociology, the book however proves itself a strongly interdisciplinary reference.

    The content of this page is still protected by copyright in the United States of America and can not be reproduced within its boundaries for any purpose other than one's own scholarship. References Allport, G. Most of the writers came from a peasant background, while several belonged to the urban artisan class or to that peculiarly Polish social group of the "peasant nobility" or were manor servants; and the letters were all written in the first fourteen years of this century. It is largely the recent developments in communication and transport technolo- gies and their growing accessibility also on behalf of ordinary people that are respons- ible for the changes that are taking place in contemporary migration practices.


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The Polish peasant in Europe and America book

Thomas and Znaniecki, however, provide a classic example of how multi-local research may be grounded in the home and host countries of a migrant group and how this methodological practice allows to unravel broader processes of social change.

This five volume work is frequently cited for its methodological value and for its exemplary use of personal documents. President jkaczmar amu. The Polish Peasant is highly empirical, but it lacks the simple summary tables to which so many have grown accus- -tomed in recent years.

Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. Reaching for the Global.

In the context of immigration, moreover, Thomas and Znaniecki were interested in showing that the Poles were not merely being assimilated, but that they carried their own cultural values with them.

In the case of migrants, in particular, transnationalism can be conceptualised as having a concern for the less visible forms of globalisation on behalf of the disconnected, the excluded or the losers [Portes ].

Milano: Franco Angeli. Thomas and Znaniecki sketch an ideal-typical organization of the Polish family and offer an analysis of its disintegration by emigration, proletarianization, changes of profession because of industrial development, changes in class organization, and rarely changes of religion and nationality among the Poles.

As opposed to immigrants coming from Central Europe, in fact, new immigrants Polish, but also Italian and Jewish came from the peripheral areas of Eastern and Southern Europe and, for the very first time, they brought with them also cultural difference.

Madge, J. In their own time, Thomas and Znaniecki were instead largely unable to explain why Polish people should shift from seasonal migration patterns in Germany to intercontinental emigration to the United States.

The metamorphosis was pre- -cipitated primarily by changes in the life experiences of individuals because of the evolution of new forms of economic life, which have become detached from social life in general p. Because of its declared aim of collapsing sending and receiving contexts in the same analytical framework, in fact, the transnational approach questions traditional notions of the adequate setting for social research.

So far as I know, the work has never been published in a Polish version. Since its inception in the early twentieth century, this great tradition has helped define how we think about cities and city dwellers. However, the parts of the book on the life of Polish peasants, on the class system and economic life, on religious, magic and aesthetic attitudes, on social disorgan- isation and reorganisation in Poland and America could not have been written by an external observer and are thought to be, instead, the product of detailed insider knowledge [Gallinoxiv-xv].

In this book, Eli Zaretsky proposes a short selection of abstracts from the classic work of Thomas and Znaniecki on cultural identity and social change in the Polish immigrant community in the United States of America at the beginning of this century.

Theme[ edit ] At the turn of the 20th century, Poles accounted for about a quarter of all new immigrants to the United States. In the geographic location of their interests, Thomas and Znaniecki challenged this distinction. Znaniecki, on the contrary, favoured the understanding of reality through complex and elaborate interpretative frames, as proved by much of his later publications [Halas ; Gallino ].

What transnationalists have added and was lacking in the work of Thomas and Znaniecki, however, is recognition that by adopting a broader perspective the trajectories of migration become less linear and increasingly varied: return migration, circular migration, onward migration, intermittent migration all become possible shades of the migratory process.

Life for The Polish Peasant is thus undergoing a significant transformation, through social disorganization and reorganization. In such a sense, by analysing the life histories of individuals Thomas and Znaniecki also highlighted the development of larger social formations.

First, despite the introductory comments of the editor, there is lack of continuity from one section to the other.

Scarcely institutionalised and largely relying upon social capital, transnational migrant communities develop bottom up, from grassroots level.This new, abridged edition of the classic five-volume work The Polish Peasant in Europe and America brings together documents and commentary that illuminate the lives of the nearly two million Poles who emigrated to America between and The new introduction and epilogue make the book especially valuable in teaching United States history survey courses as well as immigration history.

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Oct 01,  · The editor stresses that ‘The Polish Peasant in Europe and America was one of the earliest works to study the culture and social organization of immigrants’ (p. x). In the context of early twentieth century America, it was a pioneering study because it ‘sought to explain social problems by examining the relation between individuals and Author: Anna Triandafyllidou.

The Polish Peasant in Europe and America

Focusing on the immigrant family, this new, abridged edition of the classic "The Polish Peasant in Europe and America" brings together documents and commentary that will be valuable in teaching United States history survey courses as well as immigration history and introductory sociology courses.