Université de Neuchâtel

Switzerland

Dahinden, Janine

In: Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism (The), 2015, p. 1-3

The multiethnic and multilinguistic character of Switzerland has represented a puzzle for major scholars on European nationalism since the nineteenth century. Research shows that this multiethnicity is a pivotal element of pride and central to the common Swiss imaginary of a “nation of will,” which embraces local, cantonal, and linguistic identities. In parallel, this particular case of...

Université de Neuchâtel

Gehören wir dazu? Grenzziehungsprozesse und Positionierungen der zweiten Generation im Vergleich zwischen Luzern und Neuchâtel

Duemmler, Kerstin ; Dahinden, Janine

In: Revue Suisse de sociologie (Swiss Journal of Sociology, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie), 2016, vol. 42, no. 2, p. 309-331

Cet article s’intéresse aux sentiments d’appartenance et aux positionnements des jeunes de deuxième génération vis-à-vis de certaines frontières symboliques ethno-nationales. Sur la base d’entretiens menés dans les cantons de Lucerne et Neuchâtel avec des jeunes de 16 à 19 ans d’origines différentes, nous mettons en lumière les stratégies et les discours qu’ils/elles...

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Vers une anthropologie universelle ? La crise galate : fragile gestion de l'ethnicité juive

Butticaz, Simon

In: New Testament Studies, 2015, vol. 61, no. 4, p. 505-524

Université de Fribourg

Autochthony, ethnicity, indigeneity and nationalism : Time-honouring and state-oriented modes of rooting individual–territory–group triads in a globalizing world

Zenker, Olaf

In: Critique of Anthropology, 2011, vol. 31, no. 1, p. 63-81

Recently, proliferating discourses on autochthony and indigeneity have been noted as the flip-side of globalization. Against this backdrop, this article synthesizes insights from studies of nationalism and research on autochthony, explaining how identity formations literally ‘take place’ by conceptualizing ‘autochthony’ – the proclaimed ‘original’ link between individual, territory...

Université de Fribourg

Linguistic Relativity and Dialectical Idiomatization : Language Ideologies and Second Language Acquisition in the Irish Language Revival of Northern Ireland

Zenker, Olaf

In: Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 2014, vol. 24, no. 1, p. 63-83

A considerable number of Irish Catholics in West Belfast, originally native English speakers, have started learning the Irish language throughout the Northern Irish conflict in order to feel more Irish. Many of these have developed a strong conviction that the Irish language contains a different worldview from the one embodied in English. However, rather than constituting a plausible...

Université de Neuchâtel

A plea for the ‘de-migranticization' of research on migration and integration

Dahinden, Janine

In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2016, p. 1

Migration and integration research has been institutionalized over the last few decades. However, an increasing number of voices has been calling for more reflexivity, criticizing the nation-state- and ethnicity-centred epistemology that often informs this discipline. Consistently with this line of reasoning, I argue that migration and integration research originates in a historically...

Université de Neuchâtel

Cities, Migrant Incorporation, and Ethnicity: A Network Perspective on Boundary Work

Dahinden, Janine

In: Journal of International Migration and Integration, 2013, vol. 14, no. 1, p. 39-60

n this article, I am interested in the different types of boundaries emerging in a city characterized by a highly diverse population. The analysis of the personal social networks of 250 inhabitants of a small Swiss City—different types of migrants as well as non-migrants—supplemented by data from qualitative interviews brings to light the important categories for the creation of boundaries...

Université de Neuchâtel

Ethnic Group Representation in a Cross-National Comparison

Ruedin, Didier

In: The Journal of Legislative Studies, 2009, vol. 15, no. 4, p. 335-354

This paper compares the levels of ethnic group representation in parliament in 95 democracies. The analyses are comparative in nature, breaking with the literature where single country studies are the norm. Considering both electoral and cultural variables, the results cast doubt on whether the role of the electoral system in shaping political representation is dominant. In contrast to what much...

Université de Neuchâtel

Are we all transnationals now? Network transnationalism and transnational subjectivity: the differing impacts of globalization on the inhabitants of a small Swiss city

Dahinden, Janine

In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2009, vol. 32, no. 8, p. 1365-1386

I ask in this article how the inhabitants - migrants and non-migrants - of a specific geographical space, a small Swiss city in French-speaking Switzerland, live out different forms of transnationalism. Transnationalism is for this purpose defined and operationalized on two dimensions: I make a distinction between network transnationalism and what I call transnational subjectivity....