Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

by Siddharth Kara

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ISBN-13: 9780231511391
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/17/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 403,208
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

Siddharth Kara is the first Fellow on Human Trafficking with the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a widely recognized expert on contemporary slavery and advises several organizations and governments worldwide. Since 2004, he has served on the board of directors of the anti-slavery organization, Free the Slaves. In 2005, he testified as an expert on human trafficking before the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Committee. He serves on the committee founded by Kirk Douglas that is lobbying Congress to provide an official apology for pre-bellum slavery. In 2009, he was selected as a fellow for the acclaimed TEDIndia conference.

Kara holds a law degree from England, an M.B.A. from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Duke University. Previously, he worked as an investment banker at Merrill, Lynch and ran his own finance and M& A consulting firm.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2017 Edition
1. Sex Trafficking: An Overview
2. India and Nepal
3. Italy and Western Europe
4. Moldova and the Former Soviet Union
5. Albania and the Balkans
6. Thailand and the Mekong Subregion
7. The United States
8. A Framework for Abolition: Risk and Demand
Appendix A: Selected Tables and Notes
Appendix B: Contemporary Slavery Economics
Appendix C: Selected Human Development Statistics
Works Cited

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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