By Hans J. Ladegaard
Drawing on a wide corpus of narratives recorded at a church guard for abused family helpers in Hong Kong, this monograph explores how the ladies discursively build themselves in sharing classes with different helpers. They see themselves as ‘helpers’ who've come to Hong Kong to aid their households, to aid the folk within the urban, and to serve God. a wide selection of competing identities are developed within the narratives: submissive helper, sacrificial mom, daughter and spouse, and powerless traumatised sufferer, but additionally ingenious offended migrant girls who, via sharing and peer aid, turn into empowered to struggle opposed to abusive employers. This publication offers an in depth discourse research of the women’s narratives, however it additionally explores better matters comparable to international migration, exploitation, language and tool, abuse and the psychology of evil, intergroup communique, and peer help and empowerment.
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The Discourse of Powerlessness and Repression: Life stories of domestic migrant workers in Hong Kong (Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics) by Hans J. Ladegaard