Université de Neuchâtel

Mobility capital: Somali migrants’ trajectories of (im)mobilities and the negotiation of social inequalities across borders

Moret, Joëlle

Based on a case study of Somali migrants who have been living in Europe for at least a decade, this paper challenges the view that post-migration life is sedentary and pleads for a dialogue between mobility studies and migration studies. It explores the various cross-border mobility practices these migrants may undertake from their country of residence and how they can be transformed into social...

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Cross-border mobility, transnationality and ethnicity as resources: european Somalis’ post-migration mobility practices

Moret, Joëlle

In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2016, vol. 42, no. 9, p. 1455-1472

Based on a qualitative study, this article explores post-migration mobility practices developed by Somali women and men who have settled in Europe. It focuses on the ‘politics of mobility’, considering cross-border mobility an unequally distributed resource through which people access different forms of capital, and thus an element of social differentiation. The article reveals that...

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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...

Université de Neuchâtel

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...

Université de Neuchâtel

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

Université de Neuchâtel

Caractéristiques de vie et d’intégration des populations issues de l’immigration : Une analyse des données du Panel suisse des ménages 1999-2000

Wanner, Philippe ; Neubauer, Anna ; Moret, Joëlle

(SFM Studies ; 24)

La présente étude vise à dresser, à partir des données du Panel suisse des ménages (PSM), un tableau général des modes de vie de communautés ou collectivités définies selon l’origine, et de discuter les similitudes ou différences observées entre les collectivités dans de nombreux domaines de la vie quotidienne. Elle montre comment une enquête nationale menée auprès des ménages...

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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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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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The path of Somali refugees into exile : a comparative analysis of secondary movements and policy responses

Moret, Joëlle ; Baglioni, Simone ; Efionayi-Mäder, Denise

(SFM Studies ; 46)

Somalis have been leaving their country for the last fifteen years, fleeing civil war, difficult economic conditions, drought and famine, and now constitute one of the largest diasporas in the world. Organized in the framework of collaboration between UNHCR and different countries, this research focuses on the secondary movements of Somali refugees. It was carried out as a multi-sited project in...