Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights (Transnational Feminist Studies)

Other Atrocities, Threats

Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights (Transnational Feminist Studies

Trafficking and prostitution are widely believed to be synonymous, and to be leading international crimes. This collection argues against such sensationalism and advances carefully considered and grounded alternatives for understanding transnational migrations, forced labor, sex work, and livelihood strategies under new forms of globalization. From their long-term engagements as anti-trafficking advocates, the authors unpack the contemporary international debate on trafficking.

They maintain that rather than a new ‘white slave trade,’ we are witnessing today, more broadly, an increase in the violation of the rights of freedom of movement, decent employment, and social and economic security. Critical examinations of state anti-trafficking interventions, including the U.S.- led War on Trafficking, also reveal links to a broader attack on undocumented migrants; tribal and aboriginal peoples; poor women, men, and children; and sex workers.

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Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights

Threats, Transnational Crime

Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights

Trafficking and prostitution are widely believed to be synonymous, and to be leading international crimes. This collection argues against such sensationalism and advances carefully considered and grounded alternatives for understanding transnational migrations, forced labor, sex work, and livelihood strategies under new forms of globalization.

From their long-term engagements as anti-trafficking advocates, the authors unpack the contemporary international debate on trafficking. They maintain that rather than a new ‘white slave trade,’ we are witnessing today, more broadly, an increase in the violation of the rights of freedom of movement, decent employment, and social and economic security.

Read More