Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rightsby Kamala Kempadoo
Pub. Date: 06/28/2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Abolitionism, Criminal Justice, and Transnational Feminism : Twenty-first-century Perspectives on Human Trafficking Kamala Kempadoo Shifting Paradigms Globalization, Labor Migration, and Human Rights: Unpacking the Trafficking Discourse Jyoti Sanghera Cross-Border Movements and the Law: Renegotiating the Boundaries of Difference Ratna Kapur Miles Away: The Trouble with Prevention in the Greater Mekong sub-region Phil Marshall and Susu Thatun Reflections by an Anti-Trafficking Activist Lin Chew Complicating the "Problem" of Sex Work From Anti-Trafficking to Social Discipline, or, the Changing Role of "Women's" NGOs in Taiwan Josephine Ho Trafficking in Lives: How Ideology Shapes Policy Melissa Ditmore The Myth of Nepal-to-India Sex Trafficking: its Creation, its Maintenance, and its Influence on Anti-Trafficking Interventions John Frederick Sex Worker Rights Organizations and Anti-Trafficking Campaigns Edited by Kamala Kempadoo Reports from the field: participation, research, and action Migration, Trafficking, and Sites of Work: Rights and Vulnerabilities Jagori Feminist Participatory Action Research in the Mekong Region Jan Boontinand, for the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women Using a Dynamic, Interactive, and Participatory Process to Develop and Redefine the Human Trafficking Paradigm in Bangladesh Aftab Ahmed Trafficked Persons or Economic Migrants?: Bangladeshis in India Natasha Ahmad Looking Back, Looking Forward Revisiting Feminist Participatory Action Research: Because "A Woman's Life is Richer than her Trafficking Experience" Rebecca Napier Moore, for the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women Conclusion The Anti-Trafficking Juggernaut Rolls On Kamala Kempadoo About the editors and contributors
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