Gender, 'Race' and International Relations

Gender, 'Race' and International Relations

Violence against Filipino women in Australia

By Chris Cunneen and Julie Stubbs


This book examines the over-representation of Filipino women as victims of homicide in Australia. The authors argue that the vulnerability of Filipino women to violence in this country can only be understood through the intersection of representations of gender and race within the context of international relations. The work examines homicide and domestic violence, immigration and the marketing of marriage and sex, and the Internet as a specific site through which idealised constructions of ‘Asian’ women are commodified to be accessed by ‘Western’ men.

"… a sensitive analysis of the complex web of race, gender and class … I congratulate the authors on their work and heartily endorse this book."
Zita Antonios, Race Discrimination Commissioner


Published September 1997
Publisher Institute of Criminology, Sydney
ISBN 9781864510515
Australian RRP $32.94
International Price $31.00