Université de Neuchâtel

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...

Université de Neuchâtel

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...