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The flash performance of Swissness

Author Renata COSBY
Director of thesis Professor Dr. Heinz Peter Znoj
Co-director of thesis Professor Dr. Patricia Purtschert
Summary of thesis

In the setting of an integrated Switzerland that continues to face challenges presented by im/migration, the flash performance of Swissness refers to an act in German-speaking Switzerland - and perhaps elsewhere in the country as well - that seems to be a fleeting yet unforgettable performance and defence of cultural identity. Hence, the flash performance of Swissness appears to be a cultural reaction to perceived threats to Swissness.


Swissness is defined as the broad concept that encompasses Swiss territory, Swiss people, Swiss custom, and Switzerland’s image projected to the outside.


Status finished
Administrative delay for the defence 2023