Global Human Trafficking: Critical Issues and Contexts.pdf

Global Human Trafficking: Critical Issues and Contexts.pdf


Human trafficking has moved from relative obscurity to a major area of research, policy and teaching over the past ten years. Research has sprung from criminology, public policy, women's and gender studies, sociology, anthropology, and law, but has been somewhat hindered by the failure of scholars to engage beyond their own disciplines and favoured methodologies. Recent research has begun to improve efforts to understand the causes of the problem, the experiences of victims, policy efforts, and their consequences in specific cultural and historical contexts. Global Human Trafficking: Critical issues and contexts foregrounds recent empirical work on human trafficking from an interdisciplinary, critical perspective. The collection includes classroom-friendly features, such as introductory chapters that provide essential background for understanding the trafficking literature, textboxes explaining key concepts, discussion questions for each chapter, and lists of additional resources, including films, websites, and additional readings for each chapter. The authors include both eminent and emerging scholars from around the world, drawn from law, anthropology, criminology, sociology, cultural studies, and political science and the book will be useful for undergraduate and graduate courses in these areas, as well as for scholars interested in trafficking.

Molly Dragiewicz is Associate Professor in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Dragiewicz is author of Equality with a vengeance: Men's rights groups, battered women, and antifeminist backlash. She received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical Criminology in 2012 and the New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime in 2009.

1. Introduction, Molly Dragiewicz Section I: Critical Contexts for Thinking about Trafficking 2. The trafficking policy debates, Joyce Outshoorn 3. Data matters: Issues and challenges for research on trafficking, Elzbieta M. Gozdziak Section II: Key Issues in Trafficking Research 4. Sex, violence, and the border: Trafficking for sex work from Mexico to the U.S., Anna Maternick and Melissa Ditmore 5. At sea: The trafficking of seafarers and fishers from Ukraine, Rebecca Surtees 6. Organs trafficking: A protected crime, Nancy Scheper-Hughes 7. (Not!) Child trafficking in Benin, Neil Howard and Simona Morganti 8. Bride traffic: Trafficking for marriage to Australia, Kelly Richards and Samantha Lyneham Section III: Trafficking Policy: Intent and Outcomes 9. Clinton, Bush and Obama: Changing policy and rhetoric in the United States Annual Trafficking in Persons Report, Erin O'Brien and Michael Wilson 10. Service providers and their perceptions of the service needs of sex trafficking victims in the United States, Claire M. Renzetti 11. On broken chains and missing links: Tackling the "demand side of trafficking"?, Julia O'Connell Davidson Section IV: Moving Forward 12. Organizing social change: Sex workers' rights vs. brothel raid and rescue, Aziza Ahmed and Meena Seshu 13. Nothing Like Chocolate: Sex Trafficking and Child Labor Trafficking, Kum-Kum Bhavnani & Emily Schneider 14. Conclusion: The future of human trafficking research, Molly Dragiewicz.


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