Since the 2005 publication of the highly acclaimed first edition of Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered, human trafficking has become virtually a household phrase. This new edition adds vitally important updates related to recent developments. A new introduction considers the term 'sex trafficking' and its growing use amongst feminist researchers. In a new chapter Ratna Kapur looks at changes in anti-trafficking legislation especially under the Obama administration. Jyoti Sanghera reports from her experience as a UN Human Rights commissioner and Bandana Pattanaik examines feminist participatory research on 'trafficking'. The book concludes with a list of relevant websites, organisations, and publications useful for students, researchers, and activists.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"The unique contribution of this set of essays is to startle us into looking at the sensationalized problem of 'sex trafficking' in a radically different way. Kamala Kempadoo and her colleagues explode a number of myths and broaden our view to see the problem of sexual exploitation in the larger context of a global capitalism based on forced labor. The writers not only give us a critique of superficial approaches to sexual labor, but point the way to a deeper understanding based on human rights."
"This reflective volume provides a much-needed evaluation of one of the most volatile intersections of contemporary social issues: human trafficking, sex work, and human rights. The impressive array of contributors offers a sharp critique of mainstream trafficking frameworks which all too often end up re-victimizing those vulnerable individuals who are caught in global forced labor schemes and endure unsafe migration experiences. The authors identify 'the harm' done to female migrants by punitive immigration policies in the developed nations, corporate interests, and moralistic anti-prostitution initiatives led by conservatives in the Bush administration. By situating their analyses 'from below,' the authors foster 'a new agenda for humanity.'"
--Nancie Caraway, Director, Women's Human Rights Project, Globalization Research Center, University of Hawai'i-Manoa