2nd Edition

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

ISBN 9781594519895
Published December 30, 2011 by Routledge
324 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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“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