Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

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by Siddharth Kara
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231139608

ISBN-13: 9780231139601

Pub. Date: 11/17/2008

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Since the publication of Sex Trafficking in 2007, Siddharth Kara has continued to travel across countries and continents, documenting the local factors and economic forces that support sexual slavery worldwide. His riveting encounters with victims and traffickers informed his screenplay for Trafficked (2016), now a major motion picture. The film

Overview

Since the publication of Sex Trafficking in 2007, Siddharth Kara has continued to travel across countries and continents, documenting the local factors and economic forces that support sexual slavery worldwide. His riveting encounters with victims and traffickers informed his screenplay for Trafficked (2016), now a major motion picture. The film features familiar figures from Sex Trafficking and the shocking conditions of their exploitation. It also includes cases Kara has uncovered since his book debuted.

This new paperback edition of Sex Trafficking includes a preface by Kara in which he discusses his findings and updates the statistics relating to his business and economic analysis of contemporary slavery. After fifteen years, Kara has recorded nearly 900 cases of sex trafficking in forty-one countries and has helped advise on numerous legal, tactical, and policy efforts for abolishing modern-day slavery across the globe. Sex Trafficking continues to lead as a resource for those hoping to expose this hidden evil and eradicate its practice once and for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231139601
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/17/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefacePrefaceAcknowledgments 1. Sex Trafficking: An Overview 2. India and Nepal 3. Italy and Western Europe 4. Moldova and the Former Soviet Union 5. Albania and the Balkans 6. Thailand and the Mekong Subregion 7. The United States 8. A Framework for Abolition: Risk and Demand Appendix A: Selected Tables and Notes Appendix B: Contemporary Slavery Economics Appendix C: Selected Human Development Statistics Notes Works Cited Index

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr.Kara lost his credibilty with me when he stated "In the current U.S. occupation of Iraq, thousands of South Asians and Middle Easterners have been allegedly trafficked for forced labor on U.S. military bases, their passports confiscated and wages unpaid." I have lived on U.S. bases all over the world for more than 25 years and have had contact with scores of local civilian workers. The allegation Mr. Kara makes raises a big red BS flag. Yes, GIs have routinely and for decades patronized prostitutes around U.S. bases. However, the suggestion that a large scale civilian group would be imported to perform forced labor on a U.S. military installation rings such a false note as to undermine the rest of Mr. Kara's research and assertions. In Mr. Kara's later discussion of the "Elasticity of Demand", he generates his "data" using a tiny patron sample (4 men) for whom he had to "prod and suggest answers more than once to extract the data." Based on that interviewer-led information, he created the "Demand Curve for Sex Acts" for any brothel in Kamathipura. That's like feeling an elephant's tail and announcing to the world that an elephant is a long, cylindrical animal with no legs. Sexual Slavery and violence against women and children is a serious subject, but Mr. Kara's method of basing assertions on frail information and miniscule sample groups then drawing continental or global conclusions does a disservice to this subject. Very disappointing. Patricia Texas, USA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This visceral tale of modern slavery and sex trafficking is not for the faint of heart. Part text book, part novel, the depth and detail of Kara's story brings readers face to face with the tragic reality of slavery's bitter existence. In his book, Kara traverses the globe and gives a first hand account of the reasons for, and the damage done by, slavery. Kara concludes the book with a comprehensive breakdown of how to end slavery. Want to find out what the greatest thinkers of our time are reading? Then pick up this book.
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KennyC79 More than 1 year ago
This a book about a topic of great importance. Alot of people try not to think about such horrors that exist all over the world, including the U.S. I have met women and children in the same situations and I believe everyone should at least learn about this topic.
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You amateur book author nerds no one reads your essay length book reports