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Informacje o czasopiśmie
Format
Czasopismo
eISSN
2297-8348
Pierwsze wydanie
16 Apr 2016
Częstotliwość wydawania
3 razy w roku
Języki
Angielski

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Tom 45 (2019): Zeszyt 1 (March 2019)

Informacje o czasopiśmie
Format
Czasopismo
eISSN
2297-8348
Pierwsze wydanie
16 Apr 2016
Częstotliwość wydawania
3 razy w roku
Języki
Angielski

Wyszukiwanie

6 Artykułów
Otwarty dostęp

Editorial

Data publikacji: 07 Apr 2019
Zakres stron: 3 - 6

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

Non-Take-Up of Social Assistance: Regional Differences and the Role of Social Norms

Data publikacji: 07 Apr 2019
Zakres stron: 7 - 33

Abstrakt

Abstract

This study estimates the prevalence of non-take-up of social assistance using administrative data from the Canton of Bern. Regional variation in non-take-up rates is then used to study the contextual effects of social norms with respect to welfare receipt legitimacy. Social norms are proxied with the degree of urbanity, language regions and communal voter shares of left- and right-wing parties. Multiple regression analysis, extended by several robustness checks, suggests that social norms do indeed have an impact on take-up behavior.

Słowa kluczowe

  • non-take-up
  • social assistance
  • Switzerland
  • regional differences
  • welfare attitudes
Otwarty dostęp

Un/Doing Ethnicity in Intervening Swiss Street-Level Bureaucracy. A Police Service and a Child Welfare Service – an Ethnographic Perspective

Data publikacji: 07 Apr 2019
Zakres stron: 35 - 55

Abstrakt

Abstract

The article presents the empirical findings of a multi-site ethnography in two organizations in Swiss street-level bureaucracy. We examined both a municipal child welfare office and the police force of a medium-sized city. The focus was on the question as to whether and how ethnic differentiation takes place in such public agencies and what role it plays at work. The findings suggest that un/doing ethnicity follows an instrumental logic and that it is executed in manifold and ambivalent ways.

Słowa kluczowe

  • un/doing ethnicity
  • street-level bureaucracy
  • multi-sited ethnography
  • police force
  • child welfare office
Otwarty dostęp

Objective Status, Subjective Status and Prosociality of Swiss Apprentices

Data publikacji: 07 Apr 2019
Zakres stron: 57 - 81

Abstrakt

Abstract

In previous research, both positive and negative relationships between social status and prosociality have been reported. We argue that the nature of the observed status can explain these divergent findings. In an experimental study with technical and commercial apprentices, we show that objective status can have a positive effect on prosocial behaviour and that subjective status can have a negative effect when controlling for objective status.

Słowa kluczowe

  • altruism
  • social preferences
  • empathy
  • dictator game
  • quasi-experiment
Otwarty dostęp

Islamophobia or Threat to Secularization? Lost Letter Experiments on the Discrimination Against Muslims in an Urban Area of Switzerland

Data publikacji: 07 Apr 2019
Zakres stron: 83 - 105

Abstrakt

Abstract

Two explanations for discrimination against Muslims in Switzerland are threat to secularization and xenophobia. We conducted lost letter experiments and find that distinctively religious Muslim groups are indeed discriminated against, although not to a larger degree than Christian sects. Moreover, discrimination against Muslims decreases when there is no reference to religiousness. In sum, the discrimination against Muslims seems mainly to be a result of distinctive religious characteristics attributed to this group.

Słowa kluczowe

  • discrimination
  • Islam
  • lost letter experiment
  • religion
  • secularization
Otwarty dostęp

”Whatever Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger”: A Sociological Analysis of Uses of the Concept of Resilience. The Case of Boris Cyrulnik’s Self-Help Books Readers

Data publikacji: 07 Apr 2019
Zakres stron: 107 - 126

Abstrakt

Abstract

This article offers a social science analysis of the resilience concept’s success and common sense uses. Based on a sample of letters from the readers of the French author Boris Cyrulnik’s self-help best-sellers, the article first depicts the characteristics of the attitude of the letters’ authors towards Cyrulnik and what they expect from him. Second, it proposes to understand resilience as a language game used to communicate about suffering and then analyses why certain readers feel resilient while others don’t. It concludes that this way of reacting to adversity (i. e., tapping one’s inner resources, never giving up) is particularly desirable in a context where autonomy has become more prestigious.

Słowa kluczowe

  • resilience
  • self-help books
  • autonomy
  • suffering
  • language game
6 Artykułów
Otwarty dostęp

Editorial

Data publikacji: 07 Apr 2019
Zakres stron: 3 - 6

Abstrakt

Otwarty dostęp

Non-Take-Up of Social Assistance: Regional Differences and the Role of Social Norms

Data publikacji: 07 Apr 2019
Zakres stron: 7 - 33

Abstrakt

Abstract

This study estimates the prevalence of non-take-up of social assistance using administrative data from the Canton of Bern. Regional variation in non-take-up rates is then used to study the contextual effects of social norms with respect to welfare receipt legitimacy. Social norms are proxied with the degree of urbanity, language regions and communal voter shares of left- and right-wing parties. Multiple regression analysis, extended by several robustness checks, suggests that social norms do indeed have an impact on take-up behavior.

Słowa kluczowe

  • non-take-up
  • social assistance
  • Switzerland
  • regional differences
  • welfare attitudes
Otwarty dostęp

Un/Doing Ethnicity in Intervening Swiss Street-Level Bureaucracy. A Police Service and a Child Welfare Service – an Ethnographic Perspective

Data publikacji: 07 Apr 2019
Zakres stron: 35 - 55

Abstrakt

Abstract

The article presents the empirical findings of a multi-site ethnography in two organizations in Swiss street-level bureaucracy. We examined both a municipal child welfare office and the police force of a medium-sized city. The focus was on the question as to whether and how ethnic differentiation takes place in such public agencies and what role it plays at work. The findings suggest that un/doing ethnicity follows an instrumental logic and that it is executed in manifold and ambivalent ways.

Słowa kluczowe

  • un/doing ethnicity
  • street-level bureaucracy
  • multi-sited ethnography
  • police force
  • child welfare office
Otwarty dostęp

Objective Status, Subjective Status and Prosociality of Swiss Apprentices

Data publikacji: 07 Apr 2019
Zakres stron: 57 - 81

Abstrakt

Abstract

In previous research, both positive and negative relationships between social status and prosociality have been reported. We argue that the nature of the observed status can explain these divergent findings. In an experimental study with technical and commercial apprentices, we show that objective status can have a positive effect on prosocial behaviour and that subjective status can have a negative effect when controlling for objective status.

Słowa kluczowe

  • altruism
  • social preferences
  • empathy
  • dictator game
  • quasi-experiment
Otwarty dostęp

Islamophobia or Threat to Secularization? Lost Letter Experiments on the Discrimination Against Muslims in an Urban Area of Switzerland

Data publikacji: 07 Apr 2019
Zakres stron: 83 - 105

Abstrakt

Abstract

Two explanations for discrimination against Muslims in Switzerland are threat to secularization and xenophobia. We conducted lost letter experiments and find that distinctively religious Muslim groups are indeed discriminated against, although not to a larger degree than Christian sects. Moreover, discrimination against Muslims decreases when there is no reference to religiousness. In sum, the discrimination against Muslims seems mainly to be a result of distinctive religious characteristics attributed to this group.

Słowa kluczowe

  • discrimination
  • Islam
  • lost letter experiment
  • religion
  • secularization
Otwarty dostęp

”Whatever Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger”: A Sociological Analysis of Uses of the Concept of Resilience. The Case of Boris Cyrulnik’s Self-Help Books Readers

Data publikacji: 07 Apr 2019
Zakres stron: 107 - 126

Abstrakt

Abstract

This article offers a social science analysis of the resilience concept’s success and common sense uses. Based on a sample of letters from the readers of the French author Boris Cyrulnik’s self-help best-sellers, the article first depicts the characteristics of the attitude of the letters’ authors towards Cyrulnik and what they expect from him. Second, it proposes to understand resilience as a language game used to communicate about suffering and then analyses why certain readers feel resilient while others don’t. It concludes that this way of reacting to adversity (i. e., tapping one’s inner resources, never giving up) is particularly desirable in a context where autonomy has become more prestigious.

Słowa kluczowe

  • resilience
  • self-help books
  • autonomy
  • suffering
  • language game

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