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Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

1st Edition

By Reyhan Atasü-Topcuoğlu


268 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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Human trafficking has become one of the most spoken-of problems of our day, and fighting it has grown into a multi-million-dollar project sector. This book is about how we all come to name various exploitative migratory experiences "human trafficking" and how we build a consensus on how to counter it. This book investigates counter-trafficking as a transnational field and tries to show how connected stances against a "global social problem" are produced internationally in general, and nationally in particular within the example of three countries which are defined with different positions according to the phenomenon: Ukraine as a "source country," Turkey as a "transit and destination country," Germany as a "destination country." The book examines how power relations limit the language to propose and solve social problems in the example of human trafficking. It shows the limits of scientific studies on the issue and the chasm between counter-trafficking and its primary target group, the trafficked people.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Analysing Counter-Trafficking in Terms of Field 3. Construction of Human Trafficking as a Scientific Object 4. Construction of the Transnational Field of Counter-Trafficking 5. Methodology 6. Ukraine 7. Turkey 8. Germany 9. Ideological Closure of the Transnational Field of Counter-Trafficking

About the Author

Reyhan Atasü-Topcuoglu is a lecturer at Hacettepe University.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General