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dc.contributor.advisor Faubion, James D
dc.creatorZeweri, Helena
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-18T13:52:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-18T13:52:20Z
dc.date.created 2020-05
dc.date.issued 2020-02-17
dc.date.submitted May 2020
dc.identifier.citation Zeweri, Helena. "Configuring Violence: Governing Family, Marriage and Migration in Australian Social Welfare." (2020) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/108068.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/108068
dc.description.abstract Using qualitative ethnographic methods over the course of 14 months in Melbourne, Australia, this study focuses on the institutional politics, ethical dilemmas, and knowledge practices through which forced marriage was conceived and contested as a new category of culturally specific violence across social welfare, law enforcement, and migrant community spaces. Unlike other forms of gender-based violence that have become objects of national concern in liberal states, forced marriage brings together questions of social welfare and humanitarian reason with questions of migrant mobility, state sovereignty, and citizenship. I argue that this new category of violence was shaped by the demands of the criminal justice, immigration, and social welfare systems which each represented Muslim migrant familial relations—both domestic and transnational—as social problems in competing ways. This study demonstrates how logics of risk, threat, care, and concern work simultaneously to produce neocolonial social policies in settler colonial liberal contexts confronting the human aftermath of global displacement.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectSocial Policy
Australia
Islam
Race
Migration
Marriage
Kinship
Settler Colonialism
Liberalism
Humanitarianism
Multiculturalism
dc.title Configuring Violence: Governing Family, Marriage and Migration in Australian Social Welfare
dc.type Thesis
dc.date.updated 2020-02-18T13:52:20Z
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thesis.degree.department Anthropology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy


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