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Author Hua, Julietta, author

Title Trafficking women's human rights / Julietta Hua
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 152 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: the legal stakes of human trafficking -- Universalism and the conceptual limits to human rights -- Speaking subjects, classifying consent: narrating sexual violence and morality through law -- Front page news: writing stories of victimization and rescue -- Seeing race and sexuality: origin stories and public images of trafficking -- Refiguring slavery: constructing the United States as a racial exception -- Conclusion: considering the transnational in feminist actions
Summary The history of human beings bought and sold, forced into lives of abject servitude or sexual slavery, is a story as old as civilization and yet still of global concern today. How this story is told, Julietta Hua argues, says much about our cultural beliefs. Through a critical inquiry into representations of human trafficking, she reveals the political, social, and cultural strains underlying our current preoccupation with this issue and the difficulty of framing human rights in universal terms. In "Trafficking Women's Human Rights," Hua maps the ways in which government, media, and s
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Feminism.
Human rights.
Human trafficking.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Women's rights.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011016428
ISBN 0816678375