1st Edition

Slavery and Liberation in Hotels, Restaurants and Bars

Edited By Conrad Lashley Copyright 2021
    208 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This is the first book to explore workforce slavery and liberation together within commercial hotel, restaurant and bar activities, the hospitality industry being particularly vulnerable to potential illegal action and reputational damage via involuntary involvement in human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

    Slavery is the most oppressive form of labour exploitation and is illegal in Western Europe and most of the industrialised world. On the other hand, ‘neo-slavery’ oppresses the powerless through low pay and employment practices that predominantly serve the interests of the employer. This book explores the most exploitative forms of slavery, 'neo-slavery' and human trafficking in the hotel industry, and offers insights into empowerment through liberative trade unions and worker co-operatives. The study’s multifaceted cross-cultural approach includes in-depth chapters on Brazil and the Netherlands as well as a multitude of examples from the UK, exposing the topic as an international problem.

    Written by international specialists, this significant book will appeal widely to upper-level students and researchers in hospitality, and specifically, to all those interested in human resource management in the hospitality and hotel industry, as well as human rights issues and business ethics.


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    Slavery ancient and modern: global and national insights

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    Slavery in Brazil: revelations from a destination

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    When is a guest not a guest? Human trafficking in hotels in the Netherlands

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    Human trafficking and modern slavery in Europe’s hotels

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    Neoliberalism: the empire strikes back

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    Neo-Slavery: and the weakest will suffer what they must!

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    Empowerment: engaging workforce enthusiasm?

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    Trade union membership: the resistance power of the collective

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    Worker co-operatives: justice and liberation

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    The way things are, or are they?

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    Conrad Lashley is Professor Emeritus in Hospitality Studies as well as Editor Emeritus of Hospitality & Society and Senior Editor of Research in Hospitality Management.