Exploring human trafficking in the US - Mexico borderlands as a regional expression of a pressing global problem, Borderline Slavery sheds light on the contexts and causes of trafficking, offering policy recommendations for addressing it that do justice to border communities' complex circumstances. This book focuses on both sexual and labor trafficking, proceeding thematically from global to regional levels to provide an empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and policy-relevant approach, which examines the problem through the eyes of scholars and researchers from various fields, as well as journalists, public officials, law enforcement personnel, victims' advocates and NGO representatives. Discussing the multinational networks, global economics, and personal motives that fuel a multibillion dollar trade in human beings as cheap labor, Borderline Slavery suggests future directions for effective policies and law enforcement strategies to prevent the advance of human trafficking. As such, it will be of interest to both policy makers and scholars across the social sciences working in the fields of migration, exploitation and trafficking.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Susan Tiano is Director of the Latin American and Iberian Institute and Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico, USA. She is author of Patriarchy on the Line: Gender, Labor, and Ideology in the Mexican Maquila Industry and co-editor of Women on the United States-Mexico Border: Responses to Change. Moira Murphy-Aguilar worked at the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso and taught in the Latin American and Border Studies Program. Previously she was a Professor of Administration and Social Sciences at Monterrey Tech in Mexico. Her publications include the books Ciudad Jußrez: Entre la Frontera y el Mundo and Educación e Investigación: Retos y Oportunidades.
Table of Contents
Contents: Part I The Global Context: Setting the Stage for Sex and Labor Trafficking: Introduction, Susan Tiano; Human trafficking: a perfect storm of contributing factors, Susan Tiano; Migration; the forgotten link in the nexus between freedom from want and freedom from fear, Sandro Calvani and Olivia Jung (in collaboration with Vittoria Luda di Cortemiglia); Trafficking in women and girls: commodification for profit, Kathryn Farr. Part II Human Trafficking in Mexico: Trata de Personas: Mexico's efforts, Gustavo de Unßnue Aguirre; CorazÃ³n Azul: a hope for the vulnerable, Roberto Rodriquez Hernßndez; Sex trafficking in Mexico: the nexus between poverty, violence against women, and gender inequalities, Jenny Clark; Assessing human trafficking in Mexico: the American Bar Association rule of law initiative's experience, Brenner Allen. Part III Human Trafficking Along the US-Mexico Border: Human trafficking and the US-Mexico border: reflections on a complex issue in a binational context, Tony Payan; The best smugglers in El Paso, David B. Ham; Human trafficking through Mexico and the southwest border: accounts from Hidalgo and Cochise counties, Richard J. Schaefer and Carolyn Gonzales; Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: labor exploitation and human trafficking of Mexican nationals to the Gulf Coast, Stephanie Hepburn. Part IV Combating Human Trafficking: Coordinated Responses Across Communities and Borders: Roadblocks to legal help for trafficking victims: T-visas and the Mondragon raid, Lise Olsen; A model for coordination in anti-human trafficking task forces: the El Paso, Texas, site protocol, Virginia McCrimmon; Combating human trafficking in the US-Mexico borderlands, Moira Murphy-Aguilar and Susan Tiano; Index.