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
Reyhan Atasü-Topcuoğlu is a lecturer at Hacettepe University.