Bookcover of Migrant women and Australian law
Booktitle:

Migrant women and Australian law

A narrative study

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-11-03 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-20449-0

ISBN-10:
3639204492
EAN:
9783639204490
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
The work of critical legal feminists has drawn attention to the ways in which women's experiences are represented in law. It is argued that legal narratives erase significant aspects of these experiences, with the result that legal outcomes are compromised and the women's stories are substantially unheard. The research in this study uses a layered narrative enquiry, influenced by critical race theory, to develop these insights. It compares the narratives told by migrant women of their legal experiences with accounts of the same event provided by welfare and legal professionals. The analysis reveals the means by which institutional narratives filter their clients' experiences, together with the result of this filtration: the theme of race and gender discrimination in the women's stories is invisible in the professionals' accounts. The effect of this omission is a limited understanding of discrimination and of its negative, embodied results. This research will interest human rights and equal opportunity organizations, welfare and legal professionals and those in the field of narrative studies, critical legal feminism and of critical race and whiteness studies.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Jillian Bamforth
Number of pages:
244
Published on:
2009-11-03
Stock:
Available
Category:
Language and literature science
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
migrant women and Australian law, race and gender discrimination, language and law, discourse and representation, critical race theory, critical legal feminism, language and law

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