Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy / Edition 1

Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy / Edition 1

by Kevin Bales
ISBN-10:
0520243846
ISBN-13:
9780520243842
Pub. Date:
11/16/2004
Publisher:
University of California Press
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Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy / Edition 1

Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales's disturbing story of contemporary slavery reaches from Pakistan's brick kilns and Thailand's brothels to various multinational corporations. His investigations reveal how the tragic emergence of a "new slavery" is inextricably linked to the global economy. This completely revised edition includes a new preface.

All of the author's royalties from this book go to fund antislavery projects around the world.

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ISBN-13: 9780520243842
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/16/2004
Edition description: First Edition, Revised Edition, With a New Preface
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1.The New Slavery1
2.Thailand: Because She Looks Like a Child34
3.Mauritania: Old Times There Are Not Forgotten80
4.Brazil: Life on the Edge121
5.Pakistan: When Is a Slave Not a Slave?149
6.India: The Ploughman's Lunch195
7.What Can Be Done232
Coda: Five Things You Can Do to Stop Slavery263
Appendix 1A Note on Research Methods265
Appendix 2Excerpts from International Conventions on Slavery275
Notes279
Acknowledgments289
Index291

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