Shattered beliefs: How to cope when the world is not a just place?

TitreShattered beliefs: How to cope when the world is not a just place?
Type de publicationBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuteursFasel, R, Spini, D
ÉditeurSpini, D, Elcheroth, G, Corkalo Biruski, D
Book TitleWar, community and social change. Collective experiences in the Former Yugoslavia
Pagination183-198
PublisherSpringer
Place PublishedNew York

From mothers to daughters: Intergenerational transmission of fertility norms

TitreFrom mothers to daughters: Intergenerational transmission of fertility norms
Type de publicationBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuteursBernardi, L
ÉditeurEllingsaeter, ALise, Jensen, A-M, Lie, M
Book TitleThe social meaning of children and fertility change in Europe
Chapter10
Pagination153-169
PublisherRoutledge
Place PublishedNew York
ISBN Number978-0-415-81091-3

Ageing immigrants and the question of return: New answers to an old dilemma?

TitreAgeing immigrants and the question of return: New answers to an old dilemma?
Type de publicationBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuteursBolzman, C
ÉditeurPercival, J
Book TitleReturn migration in later life
Pagination67-87
PublisherPolicy Press
Place PublishedBristol
Résumé

This chapter explores dilemmas that immigrants from Italy and Spain may face, when nearing retirement in Switzerland and considering their future country of residence. In particular, the chapter examines these dilemmas from two complementary theoretical perspectives: institutional and transnational. It is argued that both theoretical perspectives, institutional and transnational, are not necessarily contradictory and can be seen as complementary. The relevance of both theoretical perspectives is considered by using data from a survey of the circumstances of Italian and Spanish immigrants nearing retirement in Switzerland, carried out as part of the Swiss National Research Programme on Ageing, together with data from qualitative interviews with these populations.

Mapping the new plurality of transnational families: A life course perspective

TitreMapping the new plurality of transnational families: A life course perspective
Type de publicationBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuteursWall, K, Bolzman, C
ÉditeurBaldassar, L, Merla, L
Book TitleTransnational families, migration and the circulation of care. Understanding mobility and absence in family life
Pagination68-96
PublisherRoutledge
Place PublishedNew York
ISBN Number978-0-415-62673-6
Résumé

Combining three theoretical underpinnings – life course approach, care circulation framework and family configurational approach - this chapter deals with the following questions: How does migration experienced at different key points of the life course affect transnational family living? What is the influence of the family life stage on caregiving, and how does this interact with other important factors such as the family configuration and the migration project? Can we identify a plurality of transnational families or does geographical distance have such an overriding impact on family life that it systematically weakens the influence of the life course and leads to one predominant form (usually seen as negative, due to distance) of experiencing care and bonding across borders? Drawing on qualitative case studies carried out over the last ten years on migrant families living in different parts of Europe, in particular in Switzerland and Portugal, this chapter explores the new plurality of transnational families related to migration flows into and across Europe at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Decommodification and welfare state: The case of workplace accident victims

TitreDecommodification and welfare state: The case of workplace accident victims
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuteursTabin, J-P, Probst, I, Waardenburg, G, Castelli Dransart, DA, Pasche, G, Bolzman, C
JournalSwiss Journal of Sociology
Volume39
Nombre1
Pagination129-146
Refereed DesignationRefereed

Les politiques de lutte contre la pauvreté au prisme de l'approche par les capabilités

TitreLes politiques de lutte contre la pauvreté au prisme de l'approche par les capabilités
Type de publicationBook Chapter
Year of Publication2012
AuteursBonvin, J-M
ÉditeurTabin, J-P, Merrien, F-X
Book TitleRegards croisés sur la pauvreté
Pagination141-154
PublisherÉditions EESP
Place PublishedLausanne

Towards a community approach of the aftermath of war in the Former Yugoslavia: Collective experiences, social practices, and representations

TitreTowards a community approach of the aftermath of war in the Former Yugoslavia: Collective experiences, social practices, and representations
Type de publicationBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuteursSpini, D, Elcheroth, G, Fasel, R
ÉditeurSpini, D, Elcheroth, G, Corkalo Biruski, D
Book TitleWar, community and social change. Collective experiences in the Former Yugoslavia
Series TitlePeace Psychology Book Series
Chapter1
Pagination3-23
PublisherSpringer
Place PublishedNew York
ISBN Number978-1-4614-7490-6
Mots-clésattitudes, former Yugoslavia, life course, social change, social representations, transition, violence, war, young adults
Résumé

This chapter gives an overview of the main issues tackled in the book. First, it describes in detail why the theoretical project is different from and complementary to both ‘primordialist’ and ’elite mobilisation’ perspectives of violent political conflicts. The model built around the key notions of social representations and social practices introduces a bottom-up component into constructivist perspectives on ‘ethnic identity’ and political violence. In this view, political violence (re-)creates and (re-)shapes ‘ethnic identity’ (and separation) and does not simply spontaneously flow out of pre-existing communal conflict Then, we defend the idea that to share some instruments and a similar societal approach of psychology within an interdisciplinary and international network of social scientists is fruitful, as it enables an empirical and theoretical investigation of complex social practices and representations and an innovative articulation between the individual and the social in relation to victimisation. The second section of this introduction presents the TRACES survey data and fieldwork methodology. In particular, the life calendar methodology and some descriptive findings regarding victimisation on the whole territory of former Yugoslavia since 1990 are presented. In the third and final section, a short summary of each chapter is given.

War, community, and social change. Collective experiences in the Former Yugoslavia

TitreWar, community, and social change. Collective experiences in the Former Yugoslavia
Type de publicationBook
Year of Publication2013
Series EditorSpini, D, Elcheroth, G, Corkalo Biruski, D
Series TitlePeace Psychology Book Series
PublisherSpringer
Place PublishedNew York
ISBN Number978-1-4614-7490-6
Mots-cléscollective vulnerability, life calendars, life course, vicitmization

Socioéconomie et démocratie. L'actualité de Karl Polanyi

TitreSocioéconomie et démocratie. L'actualité de Karl Polanyi
Type de publicationBook
Year of Publication2013
Series EditorHillenkamp, I, Laville, J-L
PublisherÉrès
Place PublishedToulouse
ISBN Number978-2-7492-3748-0
Mots-clésalternative, capitalisme, démocratie, domestique, économie plurielle, économie sociale et solidaire, émancipation, marché, Polanyi, réciprocité, redistribution, socio-économie, sociologie économique

De la situation d'enquête à la généralisation sociologique: réflexion sur le statut des concepts chez Howard S. Becker

TitreDe la situation d'enquête à la généralisation sociologique: réflexion sur le statut des concepts chez Howard S. Becker
Type de publicationBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuteursZinn, I
ÉditeurPerrenoud, M
Book TitleLes mondes pluriels de Howard S. Becker. Travail sociologique et sociologie du travail
Pagination167-183
PublisherLa Découverte
Place PublishedParis

Precarious Work: Agenda and implications for corporate social responsibility

TitrePrecarious Work: Agenda and implications for corporate social responsibility
Type de publicationBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuteursHanappi, D
ÉditeurIdowu, SO, Capaldi, N, Zu, L, Das Gupta, A
Book TitleEncyclopedia of corporate social responsibility
VolumeVolume 3 (I-R)
Pagination1880-1886
PublisherSpringer
Place PublishedBerlin
ISBN Number978-3-642-28035-1

Collecting family network data

TitreCollecting family network data
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuteursWidmer, E, Aeby, G, Sapin, M
JournalInternational Review of Sociology
Volume23
Ticket1
Pagination27-46
Date Published2013
ISSN0390-6701
Mots-clésfamily network method, family relationships, family resources, social network analysis
Résumé

Contemporary family contexts are characterized by a complex web of relationships, which goes beyond the household boundaries. Indeed, individuals develop meaningful relationships with non-residential family members, close friends, neighbors, colleagues, etc. Unfortunately, most surveys dealing with family ties focus on households and study a few dyads, mainly couple and parent child relationships. This contribution addresses the use of social network methods for the understanding of the social matrix of family interdependencies in which individuals are embedded. Social network methods broaden the definition of family by starting with the individuals’ own definition of their meaningful family context. They also allow the mapping of family networks based on the interdependencies existing among all family members. This contribution describes the use of social network methods in relation to three main settings: individuals in national representative surveys, individuals facing a family recomposition after divorce, and individuals in psychotherapy. In the light of the pluralization of life trajectories and the individualization of personal relationships, the proposed approach may significantly contribute to the understanding of the relationships that matter for individuals in contemporary societies, and of the creation of family-based social capital.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03906701.2013.771049
DOI10.1080/03906701.2013.771049
Short TitleInternational Review of Sociology
Refereed DesignationRefereed

Family beyond parents? An exploration of family configurations and psychological adjustment in young adults with intellectual disabilities

TitreFamily beyond parents? An exploration of family configurations and psychological adjustment in young adults with intellectual disabilities
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuteursWidmer, E, Kempf, N, Sapin, M, Galli-Carminati, G
JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Volume34
Ticket1
Pagination207-217
Date Published01/2013
ISSN08914222
Mots-clésfamily configurations, intellectual disabilities, psychological adjustment, social capital, social network
Résumé

This research explores the family configurations of young adults with intellectual disability. Based on a sample of 40 individuals interviewed two times in a year, we found as many as four types of family configurations, with distinct compositions, and different types of social capital. This diversity is not without consequences for individual psychological adjustment. The results are discussed in the light of the configurational approach to families.

URLhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0891422212001722
DOI10.1016/j.ridd.2012.07.006
Short TitleResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Refereed DesignationRefereed

Gendered life courses between individualization and standardization. A European approach applied to Switzerland

TitreGendered life courses between individualization and standardization. A European approach applied to Switzerland
Type de publicationBook
Year of Publication2013
Series EditorLevy, R, Widmer, E
Number of Pages400
PublisherLIT Verlag
Place PublishedWien
Mots-cléslife course

Travail, santé, éducation: individualisation des parcours sociaux et inégalités

TitreTravail, santé, éducation: individualisation des parcours sociaux et inégalités
Type de publicationBook
Year of Publication2013
Series EditorErtul, S, Melchior, J-P, Widmer, E
Number of Pages296
PublisherL'Harmattan
Place PublishedParis
ISBN Number978-2-343-00484-6
Mots-clésinequalities, life course

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