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Article: In the eyes of the beholder: Gender and suspect travelers at the border and within the nation

TitleIn the eyes of the beholder: Gender and suspect travelers at the border and within the nation
Authors
KeywordsHuman trafficking
Gender
Immigration control
Sex work
Decision-making
Issue Date2013
PublisherGlobal Alliance Against Traffic in Women. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.antitraffickingreview.org
Citation
The Anti-Trafficking Review, 2013, p. 51-56 How to Cite?
AbstractOver the past decade, the border and border policing has figured as central to identifying and responding to trafficking. This article draws on original research into immigration officers’ decision-making — both at the border and within the nation — to identify the persistent preoccupation with suspect travellers. Examining research in Australia and Thailand that spans seven years, the article brings together research that demonstrates the predominance of the binary category of victim of trafficking/unlawful migrant worker and highlights the ambiguity of daily decision-making processes that categorise women who come into contact with immigration authorities. While the policy rhetoric is based on categories and risk profiles for identifying suspected victims of trafficking or those deemed at risk, we contribute to the growing body of work that has highlighted the presence of gendered and racialised stereotypes in immigration decision-making and consider implications this may have on women’s mobility across and within borders.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222236
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dc.contributor.authorHam, J-
dc.contributor.authorSegrave, M-
dc.contributor.authorPickering, S-
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-07T08:15:21Z-
dc.date.available2016-01-07T08:15:21Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationThe Anti-Trafficking Review, 2013, p. 51-56-
dc.identifier.issn2286-7511-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222236-
dc.description.abstractOver the past decade, the border and border policing has figured as central to identifying and responding to trafficking. This article draws on original research into immigration officers’ decision-making — both at the border and within the nation — to identify the persistent preoccupation with suspect travellers. Examining research in Australia and Thailand that spans seven years, the article brings together research that demonstrates the predominance of the binary category of victim of trafficking/unlawful migrant worker and highlights the ambiguity of daily decision-making processes that categorise women who come into contact with immigration authorities. While the policy rhetoric is based on categories and risk profiles for identifying suspected victims of trafficking or those deemed at risk, we contribute to the growing body of work that has highlighted the presence of gendered and racialised stereotypes in immigration decision-making and consider implications this may have on women’s mobility across and within borders.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherGlobal Alliance Against Traffic in Women. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.antitraffickingreview.org-
dc.relation.ispartofThe Anti-Trafficking Review-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectHuman trafficking-
dc.subjectGender-
dc.subjectImmigration control-
dc.subjectSex work-
dc.subjectDecision-making-
dc.titleIn the eyes of the beholder: Gender and suspect travelers at the border and within the nation-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailHam, J: jham@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHam, J=rp02065-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.14197/atr.20121323-
dc.identifier.spage51-
dc.identifier.epage56-
dc.publisher.placeThailand-

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