This thesis analyses materials – a set of guidelines and a presentation – provided for officials who assess claims related to sexual orientation and gender identity within the Australian government’s Department for Immigration and Border Protection. The analysis is conducted using critical discourse analysis to see if the lexicon shows a white heterosexual bias, and if it does, how the bias is manifested within the guidelines, especially within the context of the gender binary. The theoretical framework primarily uses Critical Race theory, but also combines elements of Said’s Orientalism, and absence and presence theory. The results show that the guidelines do have a white heterosexual bias, which manifests itself in the form of, Western superiority, stereotypes about LGBT+ people, as well as an undertheorized portrayal of the gender binary. The findings contribute to research within the queer asylum field, especially with regards to research on migration from a non-gender-binary perspective.
|Publisher||Malmö universitet, Malmö högskola, Institutionen för globala politiska studier (GPS)|
|Source Sets||DiVA Archive at Upsalla University|
|Type||Student thesis, info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis, text|
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