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Shaping gender inequalities: critical moments and critical places

Riaño, Yvonne ; Limacher, Katharina ; Aschwanden, André ; Hirsig, Sophie ; Wastl-Walter, Doris

In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 2015, vol. 34, no. 2, p. 155-167

Purpose – There is much scientific interest in the connection between the emergence of gender-based inequalities and key biographical transition points of couples in long-term relationships. Little empirical research is available comparing the evolution of a couple’s respective professional careers over space and time. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to filling this gap by...

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Minga biographic workshops with highly skilled migrant women: enhancing spaces of inclusion

Riaño, Yvonne

In: Qualitative Research, 2016, vol. 16, no. 3, p. 267-279

This article proposes the notion of ‘marginalised elites’ to examine highly skilled migrant women, a group that has been neglected by feminist participatory research. It asks what principles and methods can be used towards inclusive practices in studies of migration and social exclusion. The paper contributes to the literature by designing and critically evaluating the method of Minga...

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Drawing New Boundaries of Participation: Experiences and Strategies of Economic Citizenship among Skilled Migrant Women in Switzerland

Riaño, Yvonne

In: Environment and Planning A, 2011, vol. 43, no. 7, p. 1530-1546

The concept of citizenship, originally coined by Marshall, and synonymous with social rights and equality, is pivotal in understanding and overcoming the social injustices that many migrants experience. Marshall's notion of social rights, however, does not elaborate on economic rights. Feminist authors argue that women's equal access to sources of income outside family relations is key to their...

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Immigration Policies, State Discourses on Foreigners, and the Politics of Identity in Switzerland

Riaño, Yvonne ; Wastl-Walter, Doris

In: Environment and Planning A, 2006, vol. 38, no. 9, p. 1693-1713

The role of state discourses in the construction of ‘otherness’ and in the production of inequality has become a major issue during a time of increasing changes in migration flows, of an increased presence of nationalist parties, and of increasingly restrictive immigration policies in Europe. In this paper we examine historical shifts in the representation of foreigners within Swiss state...

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Feminist participatory methodologies in geography: creating spaces of inclusion

Caretta, Martina Angela ; Riaño, Yvonne

In: Qualitative Research, 2016, vol. 16, no. 3, p. 258-266

This introduction prefaces a special issue on the topic of feminist participatory methodologies in geography. Drawing upon the experiences of the contributors in developing new tools and methods to facilitate interaction with participants and working with groups that tend to be forgotten, subordinated and/or alienated, we argue for the methodological significance of instating a feminist...