Trafficking Women's Human Rights (Paperback)Julietta Hau (author)
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In Trafficking Women\u2019s Human Rights, Hua maps the ways in which government, media, and scholarship have described sex trafficking for U.S. consumption. As her investigation takes us from laws like the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act to political speeches and literary and media images, it uncovers dark assumptions about race, difference, and the United States\u2019 place in the world expressed-and often promoted-by such images. The framing itself, exploiting dichotomies of victim/agent, rescued/rescuer, trafficked/smuggled, illustrates the limits of universalism in addressing human rights.
Uniquely broad in scope, this work considers the laws of human trafficking in conjunction with popular culture. In doing so, it constructively draws attention to the ways in which notions of racialized sexualities form our ideas about national belonging, global citizenship, and, ultimately, human rights.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
"Julietta Hua provides a fresh, vital account of the fundamental pitfalls of human rights policy. This is an engaging and provocative book that frames important questions in productive and generative ways. It is a beautiful example of how sophisticated, interdisciplinary analysis can push our thinking and our actions towards true social justice. And, as this book attests, it is never easy." -Lisa Sun-Hee Park, author of Consuming Citizenship: Children of Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurs
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