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eISSN
2297-8348
Pubblicato per la prima volta
16 Apr 2016
Periodo di pubblicazione
3 volte all'anno
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Volume 48 (2022): Edizione 2 (July 2022)

Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2297-8348
Pubblicato per la prima volta
16 Apr 2016
Periodo di pubblicazione
3 volte all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

9 Articoli
access type Accesso libero

Naïve or Persistent Optimism? The Changing Vocational Aspirations of Children of Immigrants at the Transition from School to Work

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 255 - 284

Astratto

Abstract

Children of immigrants are found to have higher aspirations than their native peers, despite lower educational outcomes and poor labour market opportunities. Analysing the development of aspirations shows that students with a migration background not only aim high while still in compulsory education, but also stay optimistic. This persistent optimism indicates that the high aspirations are not the result of a naïve misconception of labour market opportunities, but that the children of immigrants are inherently more ambitious than their native peers.

Parole chiave

  • Vocational aspirations
  • development of aspirations
  • longitudinal data
access type Accesso libero

The Development of Informal Competences Between the End of Compulsory School and Early Adulthood

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 285 - 315

Astratto

Abstract

This study investigates whether the informal competencies effort, exertion, perseverance and volition develop differently among youth who enter firm- or school-based vocational education and training or general education tracks, which offer distinct socialisation environments. The results show that the analysed competencies increase considerably after entry into vocational education and training. Young people in general education show a delayed development and only increase their informal competencies after the age of 18 years.

Parole chiave

  • Informal competencies
  • educational and occupational socialisation
  • vocational training
access type Accesso libero

The Making of ADHD: A Comparative Content Analysis of Teachers’ and Doctors’ Worldviews

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 317 - 334

Astratto

Abstract

Little is known about how teachers and doctors make sense of ADHD. Drawing on a corpus of online accounts, we reconstructed their worldviews with a qualitative analysis. While both professional groups referred to a male troublemaker and to the German literary figure of the Fidgety Phil, they also expressed rival expert claims. Doctors represented the scientific authority in labeling and diagnosing ADHD, whereas teachers attached objective meaning to the medical judgement by pathologizing deviant behavior and justifying measures of control.

Parole chiave

  • ADHD
  • social construction
  • mental illness
  • mental health literacy
  • content analysis
access type Accesso libero

“The First One to Pick up the Phone”: Forms of Recruitment for Low-Skilled Jobs

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 335 - 352

Astratto

Abstract

Based on a qualitative study on the employability of workers without vocational qualification in five different industries, this article examines hiring practices in the labour market segment of low-skilled jobs from a sociology of conventions perspective. In the absence of educational signals, employers use personal networks and trial workdays to reduce the uncertainty regarding the quality of job applicants. However, professional and technical intermediaries become more important, thus leading to the formalization of recruitment channels and valorisation.

Parole chiave

  • Recruitment
  • low-skilled jobs
  • labour market intermediaries
  • convention theory
  • valorization
access type Accesso libero

When the Set of Known Opportunities Broadens: Aspirations and Imagined Futures of Undocumented Migrants Applying for Regularization

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 353 - 376

Astratto

Abstract

This qualitative study describes the aspirations that led migrants to stay in Switzerland for more than 10 years in an irregular residence situation and how their aspirations are transformed with the implementation of a regularization program. The prospect of regularization allows undocumented migrants to project themselves more positively into the future. However, there are important differences between young adults, those with children in Switzerland, those living in transnational families, elderly migrants and single parents.

Parole chiave

  • Migration
  • undocumented migrants
  • aspirations
  • regularization
  • operation Papyrus
access type Accesso libero

Socio-Judicial Intervention at the Risk of the Incident: Autopsy of an Administrative Investigation Report

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 377 - 394

Astratto

Abstract

Against the backdrop of a strengthening of security concerns in the context of contemporary penalties (Feeley and Simon 1992; Garland 2001), this article takes as its subject the administrative investigation report written following a recent tragic incident in French-speaking Switzerland (“the Payerne drama”). It aims to analyse the discursive functioning of this document and the performative effects that the scripting of the production of security, organised therein, has on socio-judicial supervision practices.

Parole chiave

  • Criminal risk
  • administrative investigation
  • discourse analysis
  • performative effects
access type Accesso libero

Reproducing the Gender Order in the Wake of Disasters. Revisiting a Case Study on a Mudslide Disaster in Austria

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 395 - 417

Astratto

Abstract

While disasters are considered a rupture of the established gender order, they rarely result in its profound change. This paper contributes to a proper understanding of its perpetuation. It suggests to take a disaster as a framework for action that is symbolically shaped by gender expectations. Within this framework, the gender order is reproduced through practices that affirm and reinforce these expectations and, thus, impede the gender-neutralising potential of a practical deviation from these expectations. This is illustrated by revisiting 20 guided interviews from a case study on a mudslide disaster in Austria.

Parole chiave

  • Gender order
  • doing gender
  • undoing gender
  • gendered disaster experience
access type Accesso libero

Paths to Radicalization: About Someone Who Does Not Believe and Yet Almost Moved out to Join the “Islamic State”

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 419 - 442

Astratto

Abstract

This article explores the question of which factors and dynamics lead also non-religious people to join the so-called “Islamic State”. The analysis starts with the biographical reconstruction of a radicalization process in Switzerland, the results of which are linked with sociological and socio-psychological explanations from the research on radicalization and extremism. The article shows that also in the field of “Islamic extremism” radicalization processes do not necessarily have to be ideologically or religiously underpinned, and that there are therefore doubts as to the comprehensive explanatory power of the religious paradigm.

Parole chiave

  • Radicalization
  • Islamic extremism
  • violence
  • religion
  • Islam
access type Accesso libero

Buchbesprechungen / Recensions critiques / Book Reviews

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 443 - 445

Astratto

9 Articoli
access type Accesso libero

Naïve or Persistent Optimism? The Changing Vocational Aspirations of Children of Immigrants at the Transition from School to Work

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 255 - 284

Astratto

Abstract

Children of immigrants are found to have higher aspirations than their native peers, despite lower educational outcomes and poor labour market opportunities. Analysing the development of aspirations shows that students with a migration background not only aim high while still in compulsory education, but also stay optimistic. This persistent optimism indicates that the high aspirations are not the result of a naïve misconception of labour market opportunities, but that the children of immigrants are inherently more ambitious than their native peers.

Parole chiave

  • Vocational aspirations
  • development of aspirations
  • longitudinal data
access type Accesso libero

The Development of Informal Competences Between the End of Compulsory School and Early Adulthood

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 285 - 315

Astratto

Abstract

This study investigates whether the informal competencies effort, exertion, perseverance and volition develop differently among youth who enter firm- or school-based vocational education and training or general education tracks, which offer distinct socialisation environments. The results show that the analysed competencies increase considerably after entry into vocational education and training. Young people in general education show a delayed development and only increase their informal competencies after the age of 18 years.

Parole chiave

  • Informal competencies
  • educational and occupational socialisation
  • vocational training
access type Accesso libero

The Making of ADHD: A Comparative Content Analysis of Teachers’ and Doctors’ Worldviews

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 317 - 334

Astratto

Abstract

Little is known about how teachers and doctors make sense of ADHD. Drawing on a corpus of online accounts, we reconstructed their worldviews with a qualitative analysis. While both professional groups referred to a male troublemaker and to the German literary figure of the Fidgety Phil, they also expressed rival expert claims. Doctors represented the scientific authority in labeling and diagnosing ADHD, whereas teachers attached objective meaning to the medical judgement by pathologizing deviant behavior and justifying measures of control.

Parole chiave

  • ADHD
  • social construction
  • mental illness
  • mental health literacy
  • content analysis
access type Accesso libero

“The First One to Pick up the Phone”: Forms of Recruitment for Low-Skilled Jobs

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 335 - 352

Astratto

Abstract

Based on a qualitative study on the employability of workers without vocational qualification in five different industries, this article examines hiring practices in the labour market segment of low-skilled jobs from a sociology of conventions perspective. In the absence of educational signals, employers use personal networks and trial workdays to reduce the uncertainty regarding the quality of job applicants. However, professional and technical intermediaries become more important, thus leading to the formalization of recruitment channels and valorisation.

Parole chiave

  • Recruitment
  • low-skilled jobs
  • labour market intermediaries
  • convention theory
  • valorization
access type Accesso libero

When the Set of Known Opportunities Broadens: Aspirations and Imagined Futures of Undocumented Migrants Applying for Regularization

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 353 - 376

Astratto

Abstract

This qualitative study describes the aspirations that led migrants to stay in Switzerland for more than 10 years in an irregular residence situation and how their aspirations are transformed with the implementation of a regularization program. The prospect of regularization allows undocumented migrants to project themselves more positively into the future. However, there are important differences between young adults, those with children in Switzerland, those living in transnational families, elderly migrants and single parents.

Parole chiave

  • Migration
  • undocumented migrants
  • aspirations
  • regularization
  • operation Papyrus
access type Accesso libero

Socio-Judicial Intervention at the Risk of the Incident: Autopsy of an Administrative Investigation Report

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 377 - 394

Astratto

Abstract

Against the backdrop of a strengthening of security concerns in the context of contemporary penalties (Feeley and Simon 1992; Garland 2001), this article takes as its subject the administrative investigation report written following a recent tragic incident in French-speaking Switzerland (“the Payerne drama”). It aims to analyse the discursive functioning of this document and the performative effects that the scripting of the production of security, organised therein, has on socio-judicial supervision practices.

Parole chiave

  • Criminal risk
  • administrative investigation
  • discourse analysis
  • performative effects
access type Accesso libero

Reproducing the Gender Order in the Wake of Disasters. Revisiting a Case Study on a Mudslide Disaster in Austria

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 395 - 417

Astratto

Abstract

While disasters are considered a rupture of the established gender order, they rarely result in its profound change. This paper contributes to a proper understanding of its perpetuation. It suggests to take a disaster as a framework for action that is symbolically shaped by gender expectations. Within this framework, the gender order is reproduced through practices that affirm and reinforce these expectations and, thus, impede the gender-neutralising potential of a practical deviation from these expectations. This is illustrated by revisiting 20 guided interviews from a case study on a mudslide disaster in Austria.

Parole chiave

  • Gender order
  • doing gender
  • undoing gender
  • gendered disaster experience
access type Accesso libero

Paths to Radicalization: About Someone Who Does Not Believe and Yet Almost Moved out to Join the “Islamic State”

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 419 - 442

Astratto

Abstract

This article explores the question of which factors and dynamics lead also non-religious people to join the so-called “Islamic State”. The analysis starts with the biographical reconstruction of a radicalization process in Switzerland, the results of which are linked with sociological and socio-psychological explanations from the research on radicalization and extremism. The article shows that also in the field of “Islamic extremism” radicalization processes do not necessarily have to be ideologically or religiously underpinned, and that there are therefore doubts as to the comprehensive explanatory power of the religious paradigm.

Parole chiave

  • Radicalization
  • Islamic extremism
  • violence
  • religion
  • Islam
access type Accesso libero

Buchbesprechungen / Recensions critiques / Book Reviews

Pubblicato online: 12 Jul 2022
Pagine: 443 - 445

Astratto

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