Skip to main content

Post-socialism and the changing geographies of the everyday in Poland

Buy Article:

$48.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


In reporting on recent research on the changing geographies of everyday life in the town of Nowa Huta in southern Poland, this paper seeks to promote the use of post-socialism as a conceptual, rather than simply descriptive and/or transitory, category. By exploring experiences of (im)mobility and (in)security in post-socialism, this paper connects to related work on the West and asks what difference post-socialism makes. It concludes by presenting a post-socialism marked out as different by the particular experiences of socialism, its construction and destruction and as a partial and hybrid social form, produced by a combination of multiple social forms constructed at varied scales of time and space.

Keywords: Poland; everyday geographies; mobility; post-socialism

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, School of Geography, Sociology and Politics, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, Email:

Publication date: March 1, 2005


Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more