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Université de Neuchâtel

Transnationalism reloaded: the historical trajectory of a concept

Dahinden, Janine

In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2017, vol. 40, no. 9, p. 1474-1485

In this commentary, I discuss the importance of Portes, Guarnizo and Landolt’s article, focusing on three specific points. First, I argue that this 1999 article represented a turning point in transnational migration studies, in that it made it possible to address important weaknesses in this field of study. Second, I reflect on the article’s lack of reference to the nation-state and its power...

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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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Migrants’ new transnational habitus: rethinking migration through a cosmopolitan lens in the digital age

Nedelcu, Mihaela

In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2012, vol. 38, no. 9, p. 1339-1356

This article puts forward a cosmopolitan reading of international migration, focusing on the role played by ICTs in generating new ways of living together and acting transnationally in the digital era. After underlining some of the complex dimensions of the transnational debate and the limits of methodological nationalism, I will argue that revisiting the national–transnational nexus by...

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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...