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Université de Neuchâtel

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...

Université de Fribourg

Au-pairs are rarely male: Role names’ gender stereotype information across three languages.

Gabriel, Ute ; Gygax, Pascal ; Sarrasin, Oriane ; Garnham, Alan ; Oakhill, Jane

This study aims to evaluate people’s gender representation of role names across three different languages, English, French and German. In order to provide norms for role names to be further used in research on gender stereotyping, 362 participants filled in a questionnaire about their estimates of the proportion of men and women in different roles. Role names are any names that incorporate...

Université de Neuchâtel

Becoming a citizen through marriage: How gender, ethnicity and class shape the nation

Kristol, Anne ; Dahinden, Janine

In: Citzienship Studies, 2020, vol. 24, no. 1, p. 40-56

The role of marriage in accessing membership entitlements has been studied extensively in the context of marriage migration, but it remains under-researched in the literature on citizenship acquisition. This paper explores specific constructions of deservingness vis-à-vis the foreign spouses of citizens and their marriages in the context of facilitated naturalization in Switzerland. Based on an...

Université de Fribourg

Can language amendments change gender representation? The case of Norway.

Gabriel, Ute ; Gygax, Pascal

This study investigates the influence of stereotypical information and the grammatical masculine on the representation of gender in Norwegian by applying a sentence evaluation paradigm. In this study, as in Gygax et al. (2007), participants had to decide whether a second sentence containing explicit information about the gender of one of more of the characters (e.g. …one of the women…) was a...

Université de Neuchâtel

Le développement de la confiance épistémique chez les jeunes enfants : les enfants utilisent-ils le genre et l'âge de leurs sources informationnelles pour acquérir de nouvelles connaissances?

Terrier, Nathalie ; Clément, Fabrice (Dir.) ; Mercier, Hugo (Codir.) ; Schmid Mast, Marianne (Codir.) ; Van der Henst, Jean-Baptiste (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2016.

How do young children acquire belief and knowledge from others’ testimony and how do they monitor and select fundamental pieces of information to learn about the world? The first aim of this experimental research is to emphasis that preschoolers, from an early age, are able to acquire various information by others, displaying skeptical trust in testimonies and selecting reliable epistemic...

Université de Neuchâtel

Einfluss sozialer Macht auf Emotionen : unter Berücksichtigung von Situation, Geschlecht und Legitimität

Bachmann, Manuel David ; Schmid Mast, Marianne (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2011 ; 2225.

In four experimental laboratory studies I investigated how people in high and low power positions experience and express emotions. Power was either manipulated through priming, role-play techniques, or assessments. Emotions were measured with self-report questionnaires. In Study 1, participants (N = 83) in either high or low power position received feedback from a virtual interaction...