Gender, Race and International Relations: Violence Against Filipino Women in Australia

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Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney, Faculty of Law, 1997 - Social Science - 150 pages
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This book examines the over-representation of Filipino women as victims of homicide in Australia. The authors argue that the vulnerability of Filipino women to violence in this country can only be understood through the intersection of representations of gender and race within the context of international relations. The work examines homicide and domestic violence, immigration and the marketing of marriage and sex, and the Internet as a specific site through which idealised constructions of ‘Asian’ women are commodified to be accessed by ‘Western’ men. "… a sensitive analysis of the complex web of race, gender and class … I congratulate the authors on their work and heartily endorse this book." Zita Antonios, Race Discrimination Commissioner

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