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.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition, Revised Edition, With a New Preface|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
Table of Contents
|1.||The New Slavery||1|
|2.||Thailand: Because She Looks Like a Child||34|
|3.||Mauritania: Old Times There Are Not Forgotten||80|
|4.||Brazil: Life on the Edge||121|
|5.||Pakistan: When Is a Slave Not a Slave?||149|
|6.||India: The Ploughman's Lunch||195|
|7.||What Can Be Done||232|
|Coda: Five Things You Can Do to Stop Slavery||263|
|Appendix 1||A Note on Research Methods||265|
|Appendix 2||Excerpts from International Conventions on Slavery||275|