Ivanův denní chleba: každodenní taktiky migrantů ve vztahu k zákonům ve městě Plzeň

Viktor Rumpík email
   Katedra antropologie, Filozofická fakulta, Západočeská univerzita v Plzni

Magdalena Anna Brzezicka
   Katedra antropologie, Filozofická fakulta, Západočeská univerzita v Plzni


The aim of this paper is to describe the most popular individual behavioral tactics used daily by migrants from non-EU countries in their living environment in Plzeň, the Czech Republic. Based on Michel de Certeau’s theory about social strategies and tactics and our own practical research carried out in the living environment of migrants in the area of Plzeň, we would like to describe the five most popular tactics used as a reaction to the migration policies and laws in the Czech Republic. These are: social networks; cooperation with non-governmental and governmental organizations; changing one’s target of residence and using a „Švarc systém“; a customer system; and a combinations of all of the above mentioned methods. We would also like to describe how official limitations and strategies in migration law could impact migrant tactics, and how these could be connected to a “grey market”, or other illegal acts. During the course of our research we were inspired by a wide selection of theories about contemporary migration, migrants in the Czech Republic and social connections in the migrants’ environment.

Klíčová slova

migrants; migrations; foreigners in Czech Republic; social tactics; strategies; ministry of interior; migrants in Plzeň; migration law; “Švarc system”; social networks; client system

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