Université de Neuchâtel

Changing Gender Representations in Politics of Belonging: A Critical Analysis of Developments in Switzerland

Fischer, Carolin ; Dahinden, Janine

(nccr on the move ; 6)

The literature increasingly recognises the importance of gender in defining the boundaries between national societies and migrants. But little is still known about the history and changes of mechanisms that shape the role of gender as category of difference. Based on a historical case study of Switzerland this paper examines how gender is implicated in the politics of migrant admission and...

Université de Neuchâtel

Islam and gender in the boundary work of young adults in Switzerland

Dahinden, Janine ; Duemmler, Kierstin ; Moret, Joëlle

(Working Papers MAPS ; 1)

In many European countries, cultural and religious diversity is increasingly discussed as being a fundamental problem. This paper addresses this issue by applying the theoretical perspective of boundary work: On behalf of a mixed-method-study with young adults, we explore how public discursive constructions about ‘differences’ are used and interpreted in daily life in order to constitute...

Université de Neuchâtel

Kultur als Form symbolischer Gewalt Grenzziehungsprogresse im Kontext von Migration am Beispiel der Schweiz

Dahinden, Janine

(Working Papers MAPS ; 5)

Die Schweiz gilt international als Modell eines gelungenen Multikulturalismus, dann nämlich wenn es das Zusammenleben der vier Sprachgruppen (Romands, DeutschschweizerInnen, TessinerInnen, RäteromanInnen) betrifft. Ein sprachlicher wie auch religiöser Pluralismus ist und war stets ein Grundbaustein des Selbstverständnisses der „Willensnation“ Schweiz. Geht es aber um MigrantInnen...