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Human Trafficking in Asia

Forcing Issues, 1st Edition

Edited by Sallie Yea


238 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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By analysing the complex issues surrounding internal and cross-border human trafficking in Asia, and asserting critical perspectives and methodologies, this book extends the range of sites for discussion and sectors in which human trafficking takes place.

The book re-centres human trafficking as an area of legitimate academic inquiry in a region that is often considered as an epicentre for human trafficking: East and Southeast Asia. It thus offers an in-depth analysis and up-to-date knowledge on research methodologies and engagements, patterns and forms of human trafficking, constructively critiquing anti-trafficking campaigns and discourses, and offering examples of good practice within the region that help us move beyond the impasse that currently hampers human trafficking as a field of inquiry in the social sciences.

Providing constructive avenues for human trafficking research to proceed methodologically, theoretically and ethically, this book is of interest to students and scholars of Politics, International Relations and Southeast Asian Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Sallie Yea and Pattana Kitiarsa Part 1: Anti-Trafficking Reconsidered 2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Anders Lisborg 3. Trafficking Versus Smuggling: Malaysia’s Anti-Trafficking Act Lenore Lyons and Michele Ford 4. Victims of Human Trafficking or Perpetrators of Fraudulent Marriage? Foreign Spouses Engaging in the Sex Industry in Taiwan Hsun Hui Tseng 5. Globalising Morality and Justice: Framing the Moral Economy of Women's Work in the Global Anti-Trafficking Movement Elena Shih Part 2: Methodological Issues in Researching Human Trafficking 6. Virgin Territory Re-explored: Ethnographic Insight, Public Policy and the Trade in Minority Women in Southeast Asia David Feingold 7. In Search of the Perfect Method: Reflections on Knowing, Seeing, Measuring and Estimating Human Trafficking Sverre Molland 8. Another Side of the Story: Challenges in Research with Unidentified and Unassisted Trafficking Victims Rebecca Surtees Part 3: Complicating Human Trafficking 9. Trafficking at Sea: The Situation of Enslaved Fishermen in Southeast Asia Sophie Nonenmancher 10. People Smuggling in Indonesia: Dependency, Exploitation and Other Vulnerabilities Antje Missbach and Frieda Sinanu Part 4: Moving Forward 11. Shifting Public Anti-Trafficking Discourses in Arts and Media Julie Ham and Fleur Dewar 12. The Role of Media Based Interventions in Combating Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia Scott Downman 13. Balancing Relations, Broadening Discourses? Shifting the Terrain of Local Non-Government Organisations Involvement in Anti-Trafficking Knowledge Production in Vietnam Sallie Yea

About the Editor

Sallie Yea is Visiting Fellow in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore.

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of contemporary Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General