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Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery
     

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

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by Siddharth Kara
 

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ISBN-10: 0231139616

ISBN-13: 9780231139618

Pub. Date: 07/09/2010

Publisher: Columbia University Press

A cross eighteen countries and six continents, Siddharth Kara has witnessed firsthand the sale of human beings into slavery, interviewed more than five hundred slaves of all kinds, and confronted some of those who trafficked and exploited them. In this book he draws on his background in finance and law to provide the first ever business and economic analysis of

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A cross eighteen countries and six continents, Siddharth Kara has witnessed firsthand the sale of human beings into slavery, interviewed more than five hundred slaves of all kinds, and confronted some of those who trafficked and exploited them. In this book he draws on his background in finance and law to provide the first ever business and economic analysis of contemporary slavery worldwide, focusing on its most profitable and barbaric form, sex trafficking. Kara describes the local factors and global economic forces that gave rise to various forms of modern-day slavery worldwide and, for the first time, quantifies their size, growth, and profitability. He also recommends specific legal, tactical, and policy measures that would target the most vulnerable sectors of various slavery industries and help abolish slavery once and for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231139618
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
243,902
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xvii

1 Sex Trafficking: An Overview 1

2 India and Nepal 45

3 Italy and Western Europe 83

4 Moldova and the Former Soviet Union 108

5 Albania and the Balkans 129

6 Thailand and the Mekong Subregion 152

7 The United States 179

8 A Framework for Abolition: Risk and Demand 200

Appendix A Selected Tables and Notes 221

Appendix B Contemporary Slavery Economics 227

Appendix C Selected Human Development Statistics 259

Notes 263

Works Cited 279

Index 285

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Sex Trafficking : Inside the Business of Modern Slavery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr.Kara lost his credibilty with me when he stated "In the current U.S. occupation of Iraq, thousands of South Asians and Middle Easterners have been allegedly trafficked for forced labor on U.S. military bases, their passports confiscated and wages unpaid." I have lived on U.S. bases all over the world for more than 25 years and have had contact with scores of local civilian workers. The allegation Mr. Kara makes raises a big red BS flag. Yes, GIs have routinely and for decades patronized prostitutes around U.S. bases. However, the suggestion that a large scale civilian group would be imported to perform forced labor on a U.S. military installation rings such a false note as to undermine the rest of Mr. Kara's research and assertions. In Mr. Kara's later discussion of the "Elasticity of Demand", he generates his "data" using a tiny patron sample (4 men) for whom he had to "prod and suggest answers more than once to extract the data." Based on that interviewer-led information, he created the "Demand Curve for Sex Acts" for any brothel in Kamathipura. That's like feeling an elephant's tail and announcing to the world that an elephant is a long, cylindrical animal with no legs. Sexual Slavery and violence against women and children is a serious subject, but Mr. Kara's method of basing assertions on frail information and miniscule sample groups then drawing continental or global conclusions does a disservice to this subject. Very disappointing. Patricia Texas, USA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This visceral tale of modern slavery and sex trafficking is not for the faint of heart. Part text book, part novel, the depth and detail of Kara's story brings readers face to face with the tragic reality of slavery's bitter existence. In his book, Kara traverses the globe and gives a first hand account of the reasons for, and the damage done by, slavery. Kara concludes the book with a comprehensive breakdown of how to end slavery. Want to find out what the greatest thinkers of our time are reading? Then pick up this book.
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KennyC79 More than 1 year ago
This a book about a topic of great importance. Alot of people try not to think about such horrors that exist all over the world, including the U.S. I have met women and children in the same situations and I believe everyone should at least learn about this topic.
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You amateur book author nerds no one reads your essay length book reports