Ethnic Mobilization of the Kashubians after the Democratic Turn in Poland
Civic engagement resulted in an increasing prestige of the community but it also led to internal debates about identity, the process of politicization, the commitment to culture and local activities etc.
Changes in the legal status of Kashubians were, on the one hand, an effect of democratisation
in Poland, on the other hand, a result of not always consistent regulations of the legal status of Kashubians, related to constitutional rights, educational and language issues, and access to the media.
The aim of this paper is to present the main trends of functioning the Kashubian-Pomeranian movement and its multidimensional effects that influenced symbolic and ethnic political representation, as well as the effects of the recognition of the only regional language in Poland ie. Kashubian language (2005).