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dc.contributor.authorKetola, Anne
dc.contributor.authorPitkäsalo, Eliisa
dc.contributor.authorde Rooy, Robert
dc.description.abstractComic contracts are legally binding contracts presented as comics, where the parties to the contract are represented as characters and the contract terms are communicated mainly visually. This chapter examines a comic contract created in the context of the Thai fishing industry. The industry is dependent on Myanmar and Cambodian migrants for its viability, but it is also notorious for the abuse that they can suffer on the vessels. The new contract is created in a visual format to ease the language barriers between the local vessel owners and the migrant workers. In comparison to the employment contracts offered to this group of workers in the past, this particular type of contract aims to afford the employee the dignity of autonomously understanding their rights during employment. In this chapter, we examine how the creators of the comic contract have used visual resources to create a document that is comprehensible by its users and able to fulfil its function in legal knowledge exchange.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.othercomic contracts, employment contracts, accessibility, access to justice
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::X Graphic novels, Comic books, Manga, Cartoons::XA Graphic novel / Comic book / Manga: styles / traditions::XAK American style / tradition comic books
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::X Graphic novels, Comic books, Manga, Cartoons::XQ Graphic novel / Comic book / Manga: genres::XQK Graphic novel / Comic book / Manga: Superheroes and super-villains
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and government::JPQ Central / national / federal government::JPQB Central / national / federal government policies
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBF Social and ethical issues::JBFA Social discrimination and social justice
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general
dc.titleChapter 4 Contracts via comics
dc.title.alternativeMigrant workers and Thai fishing vessel employment contracts
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookComics and Migration
oapen.pages15 & Francis open access titles are reviewed as a minimum at proposal stage by at least two external peer reviewers and an internal editor (additional reviews may be sought and additional content reviewed as required).
peerreview.reviewer.typeInternal editor
peerreview.reviewer.typeExternal peer reviewer
peerreview.titleProposal review

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