Understanding economic abuse through an intersectional lens: Financial abuse, control and exploitation of South Asian women’s productive and reproductive labours

Anitha, Sundari (2019) Understanding economic abuse through an intersectional lens: Financial abuse, control and exploitation of South Asian women’s productive and reproductive labours. Violence Against Women . ISSN 1077-8012

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Abstract

Existing literature on financial abuse focuses on men’s control over money, goods, assets and over women’s education/work, thereby implicitly constructing economic activity as paid work. This paper responds to this under-recognition of men’s (and in the context of particular communities, their family’s) abuse of and control over women’s unpaid (domestic) labour within a broader conceptualization of economic abuse. Drawing upon life-history interviews with 41 South Asian women from two separate studies in the UK and India, this paper takes an intersectional perspective to explore how gender, migration status, race/ethnicity and class can help understand women’s experiences as a continuum of economic abuse.

Additional Information:The final published version of this article can be accessed at http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journals/Journal200837
Keywords:economic abuse, financial abuse, intersectionality, continuum, domestic servitude, South Asian women, marriage and migration
Subjects:L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:32566
Deposited On:31 Oct 2018 14:59

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