Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy / Edition 1
  • Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy / Edition 1
  • Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy / Edition 1

Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy / Edition 1

by Kevin Bales
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520243846

ISBN-13: 9780520243842

Pub. Date: 11/16/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

Kevin Bales's disturbing investigation of conditions in Thailand, Mauritania, Brazil, Pakistan, India, and parts of America and Europe reveals the nature of the new slavery and how it has adapted to the global economy. But one thing remains the same: violence. People are still taken by force and held against their wills through fear. Bales interviews actual slaves,…  See more details below

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Kevin Bales's disturbing investigation of conditions in Thailand, Mauritania, Brazil, Pakistan, India, and parts of America and Europe reveals the nature of the new slavery and how it has adapted to the global economy. But one thing remains the same: violence. People are still taken by force and held against their wills through fear. Bales interviews actual slaves, slaveholders, and public officials to reveal the lives of slaves, including enslaved brickmakers in Pakistan, sex slaves in Thailand, and domestic slaves in France. Throughout he uncovers the economic and social forces that sustain slavery, from the corruption of local governments to the complicity of multinational corporations. He pinpoints just who benefits from the incredible profits of the new slavery. And he shows how the lives of these slaves are bound by our own through our purchase of slave-made products or mutual funds that invest in companies using slave labor. In his conclusion, Bales offers suggestions for how individuals and governments can combat slavery and describes successful antislavery actions by international and local organizations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520243842
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/16/2004
Edition description:
First Edition, Revised Edition, With a New Preface
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1The new slavery1
2Thailand : because she looks like a child34
3Mauritania : old times there are not forgotten80
4Brazil : life on the edge121
5Pakistan : when is a slave not a slave?149
6India : the ploughman's lunch195
7What can be done232
Coda : three things you can do to stop slavery263
AppExcerpts from international conventions on slavery275

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