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Family​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Humanitarian​ ​Exception

Obenius, Hedvig LU (2017) RÄSM02 20171
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
The research problem of this thesis stems from the current legal practices on the humanitarian exception in relation to human smuggling. These practices have been identified as problematic, as family relationships have become the basis for applying the exception. Arguably, this undermines the principle idea of the exception, inasmuch as humanitarian assistance should not be based on kinship. Building upon Pierre Bourdieu's theoretical concepts, along with a gendered Bourdiesian family, this thesis sets out to explore how the notion of family is understood in relation to the humanitarian exception within the District Courts of Skåne and Skåne and Blekinge Court of Appeal, by analysing legal cases. The methodological tool for analysing the... (More)
The research problem of this thesis stems from the current legal practices on the humanitarian exception in relation to human smuggling. These practices have been identified as problematic, as family relationships have become the basis for applying the exception. Arguably, this undermines the principle idea of the exception, inasmuch as humanitarian assistance should not be based on kinship. Building upon Pierre Bourdieu's theoretical concepts, along with a gendered Bourdiesian family, this thesis sets out to explore how the notion of family is understood in relation to the humanitarian exception within the District Courts of Skåne and Skåne and Blekinge Court of Appeal, by analysing legal cases. The methodological tool for analysing the cases is based on Norman Fairclough's three dimensional framework for a Critical Discourse Analysis. (Less)
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author
Obenius, Hedvig LU
supervisor
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course
RÄSM02 20171
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
family, humanitarian exception, capital, gender, migration, Bourdieu, Fairclough, socio-legal
language
English
id
8926918
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2017-12-19 13:17:41
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  abstract     = {The research problem of this thesis stems from the current legal practices on the humanitarian exception in relation to human smuggling. These practices have been identified as problematic, as family relationships have become the basis for applying the exception. Arguably, this undermines the principle idea of the exception, inasmuch as humanitarian assistance should not be based on kinship. Building upon Pierre Bourdieu's theoretical concepts, along with a gendered Bourdiesian family, this thesis sets out to explore how the notion of family is understood in relation to the humanitarian exception within the District Courts of Skåne and Skåne and Blekinge Court of Appeal, by analysing legal cases. The methodological tool for analysing the cases is based on Norman Fairclough's three dimensional framework for a Critical Discourse Analysis.},
  author       = {Obenius, Hedvig},
  keyword      = {family,humanitarian exception,capital,gender,migration,Bourdieu,Fairclough,socio-legal},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Family​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Humanitarian​ ​Exception},
  year         = {2017},
}