The Nation’s Longue Durée. Social Dimensions of Polishness (1988-2021)
Ewa Nowicka, Sławomir Łodziński

Table of Contents

Chapter I – Introduction:
Deliberations on National Identity and Polishness

Chapter II
To be a Pole: The Evolution of the Social Criteria for Polishness (1988, 1998, 2018)

Chapter III
A Sense of Polishness as a Foundation for Polish National Identity: Qualitative Research Findings

Chapter IV
Language as a Determinant of Polishness

Chapter V
The Structure of Understanding Polishness: From More to Less Crucial Social Criteria for Polishness

Chapter VI
Relinquishment of Polishness: Distance, departure, and rejection

Chapter VII
Acquisition of Polishness: How a Foreigner Can Become a Pole

Chapter VIII



About the Authors


Questionnaire (original Polish)

Interview Guide (original Polish)

Collegium Civitas Publications

This publication has been financed by a National Science Centre (NCN) grant under the auspices of an OPUS 12 research project, Poles and Others thirty years on on the basis of agreement UMO-2016/23/B/HS6/03874.

Academic Reviewers:
Michał W. Kowalski, University of Warsaw
Piotr Tadeusz Kwiatkowski, SWPS University

Translation and editing: Annamaria Orla-Bukowska
Editing of the Polish edition: Marek Gawron
Editing and proofreading of the Polish edition: Magdalena Kopacz
Typography and typesetting: Marek W. Gawron
Cover design: Aleksandra Jaworowska,

e-ISBN: 978-83-66386-30-3
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.19414571

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