Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex, Work, and Human Rights / Edition 1

Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex, Work, and Human Rights / Edition 1

by Kamala Kempadoo
     
 

Trafficking and prostitution are widely believed to be synonymous, and to be leading international crimes. This collection argues against such sensationalism and advances carefully considered and grounded alternatives for understanding transnational migrations, forced labor, sex work, and livelihood strategies under new forms of globalization. From their long-term… See more details below

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Trafficking and prostitution are widely believed to be synonymous, and to be leading international crimes. This collection argues against such sensationalism and advances carefully considered and grounded alternatives for understanding transnational migrations, forced labor, sex work, and livelihood strategies under new forms of globalization. From their long-term engagements as anti-trafficking advocates, the authors unpack the contemporary international debate on trafficking. They maintain that rather than a new 'white slave trade,' we are witnessing today, more broadly, an increase in the violation of the rights of freedom of movement, decent employment, and social and economic security. Critical examinations of state anti-trafficking interventions, including the US-led War on Trafficking, also reveal links to a broader attack on undocumented migrants, tribal and aboriginal peoples, poor women, men and children, and sex workers. The book sheds new light on everyday circumstances, popular discourses, and strategies for survival under twenty-first century economic and political conditions, with a focus on Asia, but with lessons globally.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594510977
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Transnational Feminist Studies
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : from moral panic to global justice : changing perspectives on trafficking
1Unpacking the trafficking discourse3
2Cross-border movements and the law : renogotiating the boundaries of difference25
3Miles away : the trouble with prevention in the greater Mekong sub-region43
4Reflections by an anti-trafficking activist65
5From anti-trafficking to social discipline; or, the changing role of "women's" NGOs in Taiwan83
6Trafficking in lives : how ideology shapes policy107
7The myth of Nepal-to-India sex trafficking : its creation, its maintenance, and its influence on anti-trafficking interventions127
8Sex workers' rights organizations and anti-trafficking campaigns149
9Migration, trafficking, and sites of work : rights and vulnerabilities159
10Feminist participatory action research in the Mekong region175
11Using a dynamic, interactive, and participatory process to develop and redefine the human trafficking paradigm in Bangladesh199
12Trafficked persons or economic migrants? : Bangladeshis in India211

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