New Slavery: A Reference Handbook / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$53.12
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.07
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $2.07   
  • New (5) from $57.70   
  • Used (6) from $2.07   

Overview

New Slavery: A Reference Handbook is as scholarly as it is shocking—a gripping account of modern slavery, from Pakistan to Paris, Nepal to New York. From bonded laborers in India and prostitutes in Thailand to illegal domestic workers in Kuwait, Tokyo, and London, this book surveys the grim and violent world of contemporary forced labor, human trafficking, and slavery.

More commonly associated with the horrors of 19th-century cotton plantations or Nazi concentration camps, slave labor remains alive and well. Despite antislavery laws in almost every country, slavery today is booming— fueled by poverty, war, organized crime, and globalization. This book is both a serious study and an essential guide for policy makers, human rights lawyers, labor activists, and all those concerned with the ongoing fight against this timeless evil.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"New Slavery: A Reference Handbook should not only raise awareness and understanding about contemporary slavery, but should also act as a catalyst for change. This book is highly recommended for public, academic, and high school libraries."

-

American Reference Books Annual

VOYA
This title is part of the attractive new series, Contemporary World Issues, which examines the current state and probable future of various social problems having global impact. Topics include food safety, urban sprawl, recycling, genetic engineering, and endangered species. This volume points out that the institution of enslavement is alive and well, even in the United States. Slavery has adapted to the times, taking on more insidious forms that skirt the law. Chapters explore racism, poverty, and gender discrimination as the major factors in perpetuating slavery, taking detailed looks at sweatshops, the illegal drug trade, forced labor in prisons, sexual abuse, and even religious and cultural traditions that foster victimization. Efforts of various antislavery movements also are discussed, including brief biographies of their founders and crusaders, who are successfully bringing injustices to light. A chronology reveals that in the first human records from more than nine thousand years ago, slave trading was already a fact of life. The text of a recent United Nations resolution condemning many forms of slavery, along with first-hand accounts from present-day victims, substantiates the continued prevalence of the institution. The book closes with a Web site directory of active organizations and a bibliography of the best videos and books on the subject. All titles in this series follow a similar structure that includes an overview, chronology, biographies, facts and documents (primary sources), and a directory of resources. The books are not to be read from cover to cover but can be browsed for specific information. The text is clear and the writing is concise, interesting, andunderstandable to the average middle school reader. Considering the comprehensive bibliographies and Web directories, this recommended reference would be a fine starting point for any researcher. Glossary. Index. Biblio. Chronology. 2001, ABC-CLIO, 225p. PLB Ages 12 to 18. Reviewer: Kevin Beach SOURCE: VOYA, June 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 2)
Booknews
Noting that the practice of one person being forced to make money for another has been with humans in various forms since the earliest history, Bales (sociology, U. of Surrey Roehampton, London, England) provides background information on its contemporary manifestation. After surveying some examples of it, who is responsible for it, and who is working against it, he provides a chronology, biographical sketches, facts and documents, a directory of organizations, annotated bibliographies of print and non-print resources, and a brief glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851098156
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)