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Université de Neuchâtel

Using Symbolic Resources to Overcome Institutional Barriers: A Case Study of an Albanian-Speaking Young Woman in Switzerland

Mehmeti, Teuta ; Zittoun, Tania

In: Culture in Education and Education in Culture. Tensioned Dialogues and Creative Constructions, 2019, p. 177-198

The school failure of migrant children is often explained by their supposed cultural deficit and by mechanisms of social inequalities reproduced by the school institution. However, such hypotheses fail to account for learning trajectories that would escape from social or cultural determinism. For this, we need to turn to students’ own school experiences, about which little is known. In...

Université de Neuchâtel

Generalising from a regional case study: A dialogue with a hill

Zittoun, Tania

In: Culture & Psychology, 2019, p. 1-16

In this article, I propose a sociocultural psychological and dialogical approach of a Czech hill. I first briefly present how I came to study and built it into a dialogical case study. I then explore sociogenetic dynamics at stake – the historical and mythical existence of the hill, and how it reflects in its appearances and its uses – microgenetic dynamics – everyday encounters around the...

Université de Neuchâtel

A Sociocultural Approach to Mobile Families: A Case Study

Zittoun, Tania ; Levitan, Déborah ; Cangià, Flavia

In: Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 2019, vol. 24, no. 4, p. 424-432

This paper proposes a sociocultural perspective of mobility, of which migration is only one case, with a focus on mobile families. Consistent with mobility studies, sociocultural psychology of the lifecourse proposes to study both the sociocultural conditions of mobility, and the perspective of mobile people. In addition, in this article, we consider interrelated lives in mobility. We discuss the...

Université de Neuchâtel

A sociocultural psychology of repeated mobility: dialogical challenges = Una psicología sociocultural de la movilidad repetida: desafíos dialógicos

Zittoun, Tania ; Levitan, Déborah

In: Studies in Psychology / Estudios de Psicología, 2019, vol. 40, no. 1, p. 79-106

In this paper, we propose a sociocultural psychology of the lifecourse to examine the extreme case of families living in repeated international mobility. In this case, mobility is motivated by work, which leads to repeated relocation of housing and occupational arrangements across countries. Based on fieldwork, we highlight three challenges of repeated mobility and discuss their implications...

Université de Neuchâtel

Art versus amusement: what do photos allow people to do?

Hua, Fan

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 113-119

When discussing the aesthetic reaction, Vygotsky used a formula as an explanation: in a work of art, the form is always in conflict with the content, and the artist always overcomes content with form. Vygotsky unfolded the formula mostly in literature, however, he claimed that the formula can be applied to all other art forms. In this article, Vygotsky's formula is employed to photography....

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Religion as Dialogical Resource: A Socio-cultural Approach

Baucal, Aleksandar ; Zittoun, Tania

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2013, vol. 47, no. 2, p. 207-219

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Fragmentation or Differentiation: Questioning the Crisis in Psychology

Zittoun, Tania ; Gillespie, Alex ; Cornish, Flora

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2009, vol. 43, no. 2, p. 104-115

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Religion in Meaning Making and Boundary Work: Theoretical Explorations

Dahinden, Janine ; Zittoun, Tania

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2013, vol. 47, no. 2, p. 185-206