Université de Neuchâtel

Integration am Arbeitsplatz in der Schweiz : Probleme und Massnahmen

Dahinden, Janine ; Fibbi, Rosita ; Moret, Joëlle ; Cattacin, Sandro

(SFM Studies ; 32)

Der vorliegende Bericht ist das Resultat einer Studie zur Integration von MigrantInnen der ersten Generation am Arbeitsplatz in der Schweiz. Darin wird aufgezeigt, welche Probleme existieren und durch welche Massnahmen und Lösungen die verschiedenen Akteure die Integration der MigrantInnen am Arbeitsplatz unterstützen können. Gleichzeitig werden Empfehlungen präsentiert, wie...

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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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The Reconfiguration of European Boundaries and Borders: Cross-border Marriages from the Perspective of Spouses in Sri Lanka

Dahinden, Janine ; Moret, Joëlle ; Jashari, Shpresa

In: Migration Letters, 2020, vol. 17, no. 4, p. 511-520

Cross-border marriages between citizens with a migration background and spouses from non-EU countries have been politicised and restricted across Europe. This article simultaneously applies the analytical lenses of bordering and boundary work to this issue and de-centres the perspective by investigating the consequences of these restrictions not on Europe, but on a country of origin – Sri...

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

Dahinden, Janine ; Duemmler, Kerstin ; 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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Trajectoires d’asile africaines : déterminants des migrations d’Afrique occidentale vers la Suisse

Efionayi-Mäder, Denise ; Moret, Joëlle ; Pecoraro, Marco

(SFM Studies ; 38A)

Bien qu’elle reste numériquement modeste, la population concernée par l’asile originaire de l’Afrique subsaharienne a connu une croissance récente en Suisse et suscité d’importants débats. Force est cependant de constater que cette population et ses motifs de migration restent mal connus. Ce rapport fait partie d'une étude mandatée par l'Office fédéral des réfugiés en 2003. Il...

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Alternative spatial hierarchies: a cross-border spouse’s positioning strategies in the face of Germany’s ‘pre-integration’ language test

Jashari, Shpresa ; Dahinden, Janine ; Moret, Joëlle

In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2019, p. 1-17

This paper examines how spouses waiting in Turkey to be reunited with their partner in Europe experience border regimes and deal with the transnationalised discourses on ‘marriage migrants’ they encounter. It is based on the analysis of a single narrative interview, that of a woman taking German classes at Goethe Institute in Istanbul in order to pass the required language test. Like other...

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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