2nd Edition

Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights

    324 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    Since the 2005 publication of the highly acclaimed first edition of Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered, human trafficking has become virtually a household phrase. This new edition adds vitally important updates related to recent developments. A new introduction considers the term 'sex trafficking' and its growing use amongst feminist researchers. In a new chapter Ratna Kapur looks at changes in anti-trafficking legislation especially under the Obama administration. Jyoti Sanghera reports from her experience as a UN Human Rights commissioner and Bandana Pattanaik examines feminist participatory research on 'trafficking'. The book concludes with a list of relevant websites, organisations, and publications useful for students, researchers, and activists.

    Introduction Abolitionism, Criminal Justice, and Transnational Feminism : Twenty-first-century Perspectives on Human Trafficking Kamala Kempadoo Shifting Paradigms Globalization, Labor Migration, and Human Rights: Unpacking the Trafficking Discourse Jyoti Sanghera Cross-Border Movements and the Law: Renegotiating the Boundaries of Difference Ratna Kapur Miles Away: The Trouble with Prevention in the Greater Mekong sub-region Phil Marshall and Susu Thatun Reflections by an Anti-Trafficking Activist Lin Chew Complicating the "Problem" of Sex Work From Anti-Trafficking to Social Discipline, or, the Changing Role of "Women's" NGOs in Taiwan Josephine Ho Trafficking in Lives: How Ideology Shapes Policy Melissa Ditmore The Myth of Nepal-to-India Sex Trafficking: its Creation, its Maintenance, and its Influence on Anti-Trafficking Interventions John Frederick Sex Worker Rights Organizations and Anti-Trafficking Campaigns Edited by Kamala Kempadoo Reports from the field: participation, research, and action Migration, Trafficking, and Sites of Work: Rights and Vulnerabilities Jagori Feminist Participatory Action Research in the Mekong Region Jan Boontinand, for the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women Using a Dynamic, Interactive, and Participatory Process to Develop and Redefine the Human Trafficking Paradigm in Bangladesh Aftab Ahmed Trafficked Persons or Economic Migrants?: Bangladeshis in India Natasha Ahmad Looking Back, Looking Forward Revisiting Feminist Participatory Action Research: Because "A Woman's Life is Richer than her Trafficking Experience" Rebecca Napier Moore, for the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women Conclusion The Anti-Trafficking Juggernaut Rolls On Kamala Kempadoo About the editors and contributors


    Kamala Kempadoo, Jyoti Sanghera, Bandana, Pattanaik

    “This book will play a significant role in resetting the terms of the debate about prostitution
    and other forms of sex work. . . . The grounded analysis provided here is a welcome alternative
    to the sensationalist stew that pervades mainstream media . . . a collection that ’supports the
    humanity, agency, and rights of the poor’ while challenging hegemonic trafficking discourse.”
    —Debi Brock, in Resources for Feminist Research

    “Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered provides a unique perspective on issues regarding
    migration, sex work, and human rights with particular consideration given to a number of
    countries in Asia. . . . This book critically assesses and examines the existing international
    policies on trafficking, while proposing alternatives for future research and possible
    intervention strategies. . . . A comprehensive job of exposing a variety of myths and problems
    within the context of sexual exploitation and capitalism.”
    —Taline Kassabian, in Canadian Journal of Sociology