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From Human Trafficking to Human Rights Reframing Contemporary Slavery

ISBN-10: 0812222768
ISBN-13: 9780812222760
Edition: 2012
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Description: Over the last decade, public, political, and scholarly attention has focused on human trafficking and contemporary forms of slavery. Yet as human rights scholars Alison Brysk and Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick argue, most current work tends to be more  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 8/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Over the last decade, public, political, and scholarly attention has focused on human trafficking and contemporary forms of slavery. Yet as human rights scholars Alison Brysk and Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick argue, most current work tends to be more descriptive and focused on trafficking for sexual exploitation.In From Human Trafficking to Human Rights, Brysk, Choi-Fitzpatrick, and a cast of experts demonstrate that it is time to recognize human trafficking as more a matter of human rights and social justice, rooted in larger structural issues relating to the global economy, human security, U.S. foreign policy, and labor and gender relations. Such reframing involves overcoming several of the most difficult barriers to the development of human rights discourse: women's rights as human rights, labor rights as a confluence of structure and agency, the interdependence of migration and discrimination, the ideological and policy hegemony of the United States in setting the terms of debate, and a politics of global justice and governance.Throughout this volume, the argument is clear: a deep human rights approach can improve analysis and response by recovering human rights principles that match protection with empowerment and recognize the interdependence of social rights and personal freedoms. Together, contributors to the volume conclude that rethinking trafficking requires moving our orientation from sex to slavery, from prostitution to power relations, and from rescue to rights. On the basis of this argument, From Human Trafficking to Human Rights offers concrete policy approaches to improve the global response necessary to end slavery responsibly.

Alison Brysk is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Gershon Shafir is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

Alison Brysk is Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance in the Global and International Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick is Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Social Movements and Social Change at the University of Notre Dame.

Introduction: Rethinking Trafficking
From Sex to Slavery
Rethinking Trafficking: Contemporary Slavery
Uncomfortable Silences: Contemporary Slavery and the "Lessons" of History
Representing Trafficking: Media in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada
From Prostitution to Power
Rethinking Trafficking: Human Rights and Private Wrongs
The Sexual Politics of U.S. Inter/National Security
Rethinking Gender Violence: Battered and Trafficked Women in Greece and the United States
Peacekeepers and Human Trafficking: The New Security Dilemma
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Assessing the Impact of the OAS and the UN on Human Trafficking in Haiti
From Rescue to Rights
Making Human Rights Accessible: The Role of Governments in Trafficking and Migrant Labor Exploitation
Human Rights and Human Trafficking: A Reflection on the Influence and Evolution of the U.S. Trafficking in Persons Reports
The Anti-slavery Movement: Making Rights Reality
Notes
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments

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