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Sex Slaves and Discourse Masters: The Construction of Trafficking

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Why is the international community so concerned with the fate of prostitutes abroad? And why does the story of trafficking sound so familiar? In this pioneering new book, Jo Doezema argues that the current concern with trafficking in women is a modern manifestation of the myth of white slavery. Combining historical analysis with contemporary investigation, this book sheds ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Zed Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Audacia Ray
Apr 14, 2010 Audacia Ray rated it really liked it
There are essentially two different parts of this book - writing that deconstructs the myths of trafficking and "white slavery" in historical contexts and analysis of contemporary international agreements that impact the shape of trafficking policy. I felt like I had read a good amount of stuff on the former (history of the Mann Act, debunking the idea of 19th century girls kidnapped en masse for sexual slavery), but am always wanting to learn more about the latter. So for me, the contemporary s ...more
Toby Wiggins
Oct 05, 2011 Toby Wiggins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Controversial, yet persuasive. Recommended read for anyone looking to step outside normative conceptualizations of sex trafficking narratives.
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