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Ladegaard, Hans J. 2013. Beyond the reach of ethics and equity? Depersonalisation and dehumanisation in foreign domestic helper narratives. Language and Intercultural Communication 13 (1) : 44–59.
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The narratives of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in a Hong Kong church shelter prove that FDHs are ignored by Hong Kong society's ethics and equity. They are discredited and belittled, and this treatment may influence their self-perception. Local stereotypes and ideological representations are explored as possible reason for 'justifying' this exploitation.