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What the papers say: representing violence against overseas contract workers

Hilsdon, Anne-Marie


This article explores the case of Flor Contemplacion, a Filipino domestic worker in Singapore who was sentenced to death in 1995 for the supposed murder of a young boy. The totally different versions of the case presented by the media, especially the Singapore and Philippine presses, are explored. Violence against overseas domestic workers has long been acknowledged in sociological research. However, previous media analyses of the Contemplacion case have not addressed such violence. Here,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Violence Against Women
DOI: 10.1177/1077801203009006005


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