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Author Doezema, Jo.

Title Sex slaves and discourse masters : the construction of trafficking / Jo Doezema
Published London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
Contents About the Author; Acknowledgements; Acronyms; Introduction: Positioning trafficking in women; 1 White slavery and trafficking as political myth; 2 The construction of innocence and the spectre of chaos; 3 Metaphorical innocence: white slavery in America; 4 'Prevent, protect and punish'; 5 Now you see her, now you don't: consent, sex workers and the Human Rights Caucus; 6 Towards a reinscription of myth; Notes; Primary sources; Works cited; Index
Summary Why is the international community so concerned with the fate of prostitutes? And why does the story of trafficking sound so familiar? In this pioneering work, Jo Doezema argues that the current concern with trafficking in women is a modern manifestation of the myth of white slavery. Combining historical analysis with contemporary investigation, Sex Slaves and Discourse Masters examines in detail sex worker reactions to the myth of trafficking, questions the current feminist preoccupation with the 'suffering female body' and argues that feminism needs to move towards the creation of new myths
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-209) and index
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Subject Human trafficking.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010280890
ISBN 1848134150 (electronic bk.)
9781848134157 (electronic bk.)