Modernising the 'other': Assessing the ideological underpinnings of the policy discourse on forced marriage in the UK

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/118307
Title:
Modernising the 'other': Assessing the ideological underpinnings of the policy discourse on forced marriage in the UK
Authors:
Gill, Aisha; Mitra-Kahn, Trishima
Abstract:
This article critiques the Labour government’s conceptualisation of forced marriage (FM) as a cultural problem imported by immigrants. Contrasting the traditions and values of minority communities with the purported liberalism of mainstream British society, has given rise to policy initiatives focusing on victims’ right to exit and the tightening of immigration controls, rather than the possibility of finding solutions within minority communities. The gendered nature of the problem, and its connections to other forms of violence against women in both mainstream society and minority communities, has been largely ignored.
Publisher:
Policy Press
Journal:
Journal of Policy and Politics
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/147084411X581763
DOI:
10.1332/147084411X581763
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0305-5736
Appears in Collections:
Department of Social Sciences Collection

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGill, Aishaen
dc.contributor.authorMitra-Kahn, Trishimaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T09:18:58Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T09:18:58Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.issn0305-5736-
dc.identifier.doi10.1332/147084411X581763-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1332/147084411X581763-
dc.description.abstractThis article critiques the Labour government’s conceptualisation of forced marriage (FM) as a cultural problem imported by immigrants. Contrasting the traditions and values of minority communities with the purported liberalism of mainstream British society, has given rise to policy initiatives focusing on victims’ right to exit and the tightening of immigration controls, rather than the possibility of finding solutions within minority communities. The gendered nature of the problem, and its connections to other forms of violence against women in both mainstream society and minority communities, has been largely ignored.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPolicy Pressen
dc.subjectforced marriageen
dc.subjectpolicy and law-
dc.subjectimmigration-
dc.titleModernising the 'other': Assessing the ideological underpinnings of the policy discourse on forced marriage in the UKen
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Policy and Politicsen
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