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The Car, the Hammer and the Cables under the Tables : Intersecting Masculinities and Social Class in a Swiss Vocational School

Moret, Joëlle ; Duemmler, Kierstin ; Dahinden, Janine

In: European Journal of Sociology, 2017, vol. 58, no. 2, p. 265-293

Basé sur des données ethnographiques, cet article explore la manière dont trois groupes d’apprentis gèrent la production de masculinités dans un contexte spécifique : celui d’une école professionnelle suisse spécialisée dans les métiers de la construction et fréquentée essentiellement par des hommes. Une perspective intersectionnelle et relationnelle est mobilisée pour montrer...

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Mobility capital: Somali migrants’ trajectories of (im)mobilities and the negotiation of social inequalities across borders

Moret, Joëlle

Based on a case study of Somali migrants who have been living in Europe for at least a decade, this paper challenges the view that post-migration life is sedentary and pleads for a dialogue between mobility studies and migration studies. It explores the various cross-border mobility practices these migrants may undertake from their country of residence and how they can be transformed into social...

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Cross-border mobility, transnationality and ethnicity as resources: european Somalis’ post-migration mobility practices

Moret, Joëlle

In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2016, vol. 42, no. 9, p. 1455-1472

Based on a qualitative study, this article explores post-migration mobility practices developed by Somali women and men who have settled in Europe. It focuses on the ‘politics of mobility’, considering cross-border mobility an unequally distributed resource through which people access different forms of capital, and thus an element of social differentiation. The article reveals that...

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The car, the hammer and the cables under the tables: Intersecting masculinities and social class in a Swiss vocational school

Moret, Joëlle ; Duemmler, Kierstin ; Dahinden, Janine

Based on ethnographic material, this article explores how three groups of apprentices negotiate masculinities in the specific setting of a male-dominated vocational school in Switzerland dedicated to the building trades. We use an intersectional and relational perspective to highlight how the institutional setting of the school – mirroring wider social hierarchies – influences these young...

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Disentangling Religious, Ethnic and Gendered Contents in Boundary Work: How Young Adults Create the Figure of ‘The Oppressed Muslim Woman’

Dahinden, Janine ; Duemmler, Kerstin ; Moret, Joëlle

In: Journal of Intercultural Studies, 2014, vol. 35, no. 4, p. 329-348

The binary opposition between ‘equal European women’ and ‘oppressed Muslim women’ has become a powerful representation in Switzerland and throughout Europe. Yet little is empirically known about the mechanisms through which actors in their everyday lives (re)produce this prominent construction. In this mixed-method study with young adults in a French-speaking Swiss Canton, we explore how...

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« Be a real man ! » Hegemonic Masculinities in a Swiss vocational school : boundary work between gender and social position in the labour market

Moret, Joëlle ; Dahinden, Janine ; Duemmler, Kierstin

(Working Papers MAPS ; 2)

Using ethnographic material, this article analyzes the processes at work in the construction of valued masculinity among young men in a Swiss vocational school. By adopting a theoretical boundary-making approach, we argue that double boundary work takes place in order to assert a specific form of hegemonic masculinity as the only legitimate way to be “a real man”. First, young men in the...

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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...

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Gender Equality as ‘Cultural Stuff’ : Ethnic Boundary Work in a Classroom in Switzerland

Duemmler Kerstin ; Moret, Joëlle ; Dahinden, Janine

(Working Papers MAPS ; 8)

The idea of boundary work has become a key concept in studies on ethnicity and provides new theoretical insights into the social organisation of cultural difference. People articulate ethnic boundaries in everyday interactions using conceptual distinctions to construct notions of ‘us’ and ‘them’. This study is based on an empirical case study (ethnographic fieldwork, interviews) with...

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Mobilité, citoyenneté et transnationalisme : L’exemple somalien

Moret, Joëlle

In: Terra Cognita, Revue Suisse de l'integration et de la migration (Schweizer Zeitschrift zu Integration und Migration), 2009, vol. 15, p. 82-85