Understanding Global Slavery
By (author) Kevin B. Bales
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Understanding Global Slavery by Kevin B. Bales
Book DescriptionAlthough slavery is illegal throughout the world, we learned from Kevin Bales' highly praised expose, "Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy", that more than twenty-seven million people - in countries from Pakistan to Thailand to the United States - are still trapped in bondage. With this new volume, Bales, the leading authority on modern slavery, looks beyond the specific instances of slavery described in his last book to explore broader themes about slavery's causes, its continuation, and how it might be ended. Written to raise awareness and deepen understanding, and touching again on individual lives around the world, this book tackles head-on one of the most urgent and difficult problems facing us today. Each of the chapters in "Understanding Global Slavery" explores a different facet of global slavery. Bales investigates slavery's historical roots to illuminate today's puzzles. He explores our basic ideas about what slavery is and how the phenomenon fits into our moral, political, and economic worlds. He seeks to explain how human trafficking brings people into our cities and how the demand for trafficked workers, servants, and prostitutes shapes modern slavery. And he asks how we can study and measure this mostly hidden crime. Throughout, Bales emphasizes that to end global slavery, we must first understand it. This book is a step in that direction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520245075
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kevin B. Bales
Ending Slavery, Paperback (December 2008)
Presents ideas and insights that can lead to slavery's extinction. This book recounts the author's personal journey in search of the solution and explains how governments and citizens can build a world without slavery.
To Plead Our Own Cause, Paperback (May 2008)» View all books by Kevin B. Bales
Contains 95 narratives by slaves and former slaves from around the globe that movingly and eloquently chronicle the horrors of contemporary slavery, the process of becoming free, and the challenges faced by former slaves as they build a life in freedom.
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Author Biography - Kevin B. Bales
Kevin Bales is Co-Founder of Free the Slaves, Washington DC, and Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the WIlberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull. He is the world's leading expert on contemporary slavery.
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