Contemporary theoretical discussions of exploitation are dominated by thinkers in the liberal and Marxian traditions. Exploitation: From Practice to Theory, pushes past these traditional and binary explanations, to focus on unjust practises that both depend on and perpetuate inequalities central to exploitation. Using real-world examples, the chapters in this collection address key questions, including, in what ways are exploitation practices globalised, racialized and gendered? How do cases of organ selling, price gouging and commercial gestational surrogacy change our understandings of exploitation? What possible social and economic remedies do these new conceptions prescribe? Case studies in this volume span the globe, dealing with developed and developing countries alike and in a variety of national and transnational contexts.
About the Author
Monique Deveaux is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph, Canada, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Global Social Change.
Vida Panitch is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Carleton University, Canada.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Exploitation: From Practice to Theory, Monique Deveaux & Vida Panitch / Part one: Structural injustices: labour, race, and the market / 1. Unequal Bargaining Power and Economic Justice, Richard Miller / 2. Sweatshop Labour as Global Structural Exploitation, Maeve McKeown / 3. False Parallels: Exploitation in Markets and ‘Exploitation’ in Social Relationships, Waheed Hussain / 4. Racial Exploitation and the Payoff of Whiteness, Charles Mills / Part two: Exploitation and inequality: gestational and care labour / 5. Exploitation, Commodification and Equality, Anne Phillips / 6. Exploitation and Intimate Labour, Vida Panitch / 7. Taking Structural Injustice Seriously: Exploitation in Global Commercial Surrogacy, Agomoni Ganguli Mitra / 8. The Work of Care, the Ethics of Care, and Women’s Human Rights, Lynda Lange / Part three: Rethinking the boundaries and contexts of exploitation / 9. Beauty, Choice and Exploitation, Heather Widdows / 10. The Ethics of Kidney Sales, M. Shaiful Islam & Des Gasper / 11. What is Wrong with Price Gouging in the Drug Market?, Ruth Sample / 12. Exploiting Hope through Unproven Medical Interventions, Jeremy Snyder / Bibliography / Index