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Article: Women's imprisonment as a mechanism of migration control in Hong Kong

TitleWomen's imprisonment as a mechanism of migration control in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
British Journal Of Criminology, 2007, v. 47 n. 6, p. 847-860 How to Cite?
AbstractDespite its low crime rate, Hong Kong has a higher imprisonment rate compared with the rest of Asia and the West, and the highest known proportion of female prisoners in the world. At the heart of this prison crisis is the routine use of imprisonment as a mechanism of migration control, to keep out and immobilize those whom Bauman has termed 'vagabonds' in an increasingly stratified global order. This article examines the use of imprisonment and zero tolerance-style policing against mainland Chinese women, and argues that the current prison crisis has to be understood within the context of the twin processes of othering of migrant sex workers and liberalization of internal border controls in Hong Kong.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82439
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.643
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.373
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dc.contributor.authorLee, Men_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:29:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:29:19Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal Of Criminology, 2007, v. 47 n. 6, p. 847-860en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0007-0955en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82439-
dc.description.abstractDespite its low crime rate, Hong Kong has a higher imprisonment rate compared with the rest of Asia and the West, and the highest known proportion of female prisoners in the world. At the heart of this prison crisis is the routine use of imprisonment as a mechanism of migration control, to keep out and immobilize those whom Bauman has termed 'vagabonds' in an increasingly stratified global order. This article examines the use of imprisonment and zero tolerance-style policing against mainland Chinese women, and argues that the current prison crisis has to be understood within the context of the twin processes of othering of migrant sex workers and liberalization of internal border controls in Hong Kong.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Criminologyen_HK
dc.rightsThe British Journal of Criminology. Copyright © Oxford University Press.en_HK
dc.titleWomen's imprisonment as a mechanism of migration control in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0007-0955&volume=47&spage=847&epage=860&date=2007&atitle=Women%27s+Imprisonment+as+a+Mechanism+of+Migration+Control+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLee, M: leesym@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLee, M=rp00562en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjc/azm036en_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros136367en_HK
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-35448974548&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume47en_HK
dc.identifier.issue6en_HK
dc.identifier.spage847en_HK
dc.identifier.epage860en_HK
dc.identifier.eissn1464-3529-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLee, M=24477918000en_HK

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