Legislating gender inequalities: the nature and patterns of domestic violence experienced by South Asian women with insecure immigration status in the UK

Anitha, Sundari (2011) Legislating gender inequalities: the nature and patterns of domestic violence experienced by South Asian women with insecure immigration status in the UK. Violence Against Women, 17 (10). pp. 1260-1285. ISSN 1077-8012

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Abstract

Research on domestic violence documents the particular vulnerability of immigrant women due to reasons including social isolation, language barriers, lack of awareness about services, and racism on the part of services. Based on qualitative interviews with 30 South Asian women with insecure immigration status residing in Yorkshire and Northwest England, this article explores how inequalities created by culture, gender, class, and race intersect
with state immigration and welfare policies in the United Kingdom, thereby exacerbating structures of patriarchy within minority communities. It is within these contexts that South Asian women with insecure immigration status experience intensified forms and specific patterns of abuse.

Keywords:immigrant women, intersectionalities and domestic violence, no recourse to public funds
Subjects:L Social studies > L321 Women's Studies
L Social studies > L330 Ethnic studies
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:6877
Deposited On:22 Nov 2012 17:27

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