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Accès public à partir du 15 mai 2021
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...

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Revisiting Borders and Boundaries: Exploring Migrant Inclusion and Exclusion from Intersectional Perspectives

Fischer, Carolin ; Achermann, Christin ; Dahinden, Janine

In: Migration Letters, 2020, vol. 17, no. 4, p. 477-485

In recent years, scholarly interest in boundaries and boundary work, on the one hand, and borders and bordering, on the other, has flourished across disciplines. Notwithstanding the close relationship between the two concepts, “borders” and “boundaries” have largely been subject to separate scholarly debates, or sometimes treated as synonymous. These trends point to an important lack of...

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The Reconfiguration of European Boundaries and Borders: Cross-border Marriages from the Perspective of Spouses in Sri Lanka

Dahinden, Janine ; Moret, Joëlle ; Jashari, Shpresa

In: Migration Letters, 2020, vol. 17, no. 4, p. 511-520

Cross-border marriages between citizens with a migration background and spouses from non-EU countries have been politicised and restricted across Europe. This article simultaneously applies the analytical lenses of bordering and boundary work to this issue and de-centres the perspective by investigating the consequences of these restrictions not on Europe, but on a country of origin – Sri...

Accès public à partir du 4 mars 2021
Université de Neuchâtel

Using Pragmatism to Approach ‘Diaspora’

Fischer, Carolin ; Dahinden, Janine

In: Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies, 2019, vol. 34, p. 293-301

This chapter focuses on social practices of 'doing diaspora' by different actors. It also argues an approach based on pragmatism in conjunction with a focus on boundary-work and meaning-making enables to identify and contextualize emic and etic meanings of being Afghan and belonging to a wider Afghan diaspora. Using pragmatism to approach ideas of diaspora would be to examine what individuals or...

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How Transnational are Migrants in Switzerland? An Analysis of the Migration-Mobility-Transnationality Nexus

Crettaz ; Dahinden, Janine

In: Migrants and Expats: The Swiss Migration and Mobility Nexus, 2019, p. 267-291

Transnational studies have been in vogue for the past two decades. Nevertheless, there remain important knowledge gaps concerning migrants’ transnational formations. First, most of the literature relies on qualitative case studies. The few existing quantitative studies have shown that transnationality is far from being a “lifestyle” and that factors other than individual preferences are at...

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Family configurations and arrangements in the transnational mobility of early-career academics: Does gender make twice the difference?

Toader ; Dahinden, Janine

In: Migration Letters, 2018, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 67-84

Previous studies have pointed out the highly gendered character of academia in general and international mobility in particular: women academics are confronted with a ‘glass ceiling’, and they are less geographically mobile than men, mainly as a result of family obligations. This paper examines whether gender plays twice a role in how women and men consider family arrangements in regard to a...

Accès public à partir du 18 janv. 2021
Université de Neuchâtel

Contesting categories: cross-border marriages from the perspectives of the state, spouses and researchers

Moret, Joëlle ; Andrikopoulos, Apostolos ; Dahinden, Janine

In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2019, p. 1-18

Marriages that involve the migration of at least one of the spouses challenge two intersecting facets of the politics of belonging: the making of the ‘good and legitimate citizens’ and the ‘acceptable family’. In Europe, cross-border marriages have been the target of increasing state controls, an issue of public concern and the object of scholarly research. The study of cross-border...

Accès public à partir du 18 janv. 2021
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...

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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

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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