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Trafficking Women's Human Rights
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Trafficking Women's Human Rights

Julietta Hua

Abstract

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, the book argues, says much about our cultural beliefs. Through a critical inquiry into representations of human trafficking, it reveals the political, social, and cultural strains underlying our current preoccupation with this issue and the difficulty of framing human rights in universal terms. The book maps the ways in which government, media, and scholarship have described sex trafficking for U.S ... More

Keywords: sexual slavery, cultural beliefs, human trafficking, human rights, sex trafficking, media, race, universalism, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816675609
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816675609.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julietta Hua, author
Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University