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The discourse of powerlessness and repression : life stories of domestic migrant workers in Hong Kong / Hans J. Ladegaard ; with photos by Gratiane de Moustier.

Author:
Ladegaard, Hans J. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
xi, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
  • Routledge studies in sociolinguistics ; 11. [More in this series]
  • Routledge studies in sociolinguistics ; 11
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-222) and index.
Contents:
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Methodology and theoretical frameworks -- Poverty and dependence : discourses of inferiority and social deprivation -- Global servants and servants of god : sacrificial mothers, daughters and wives -- The destructiveness of distance : unfaithful husbands and absent mothers -- Trauma narratives : the destruction of self -- "Us" and "them" : discourses of resistance, agency and peer support -- Demonising the cultural "other" : depersonalisation and dehumanisation of domestic migrant workers -- Research and social activism : working on, for and with domestic migrant workers -- General discussion and conclusion -- References -- Index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781138640474 ((hardback))
  • 1138640476 ((hardback))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2016012301
OCLC:
957056322
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