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 culturalThe 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 scholarship have described sex trafficking for U.S. consumption. As her investigation takes us from laws like the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act to political speeches and literary and media images, it uncovers dark assumptions about race, difference, and the United States’ place in the world expressed—and often promoted—by such images. The framing itself, exploiting dichotomies of victim/agent, rescued/rescuer, trafficked/smuggled, illustrates the limits of universalism in addressing human rights.Uniquely broad in scope, this work considers the laws of human trafficking in conjunction with popular culture. In doing so, it constructively draws attention to the ways in which notions of racialized sexualities form our ideas about national belonging, global citizenship, and, ultimately, human rights....
|Title||:||Trafficking Women’s Human Rights|
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Trafficking Women’s Human Rights Reviews
In my haste to give this book five stars, I forgot to leave a review! So, in the interest of full disclosure, I have worked with the author of this book in an academic setting. This, and the fact that I am familiar with her work in general, may add up to a biased review. In short, this is a really nuanced and interesting (not to mention intense!) read. People who are already versed in discourses and media representations concerning sex trafficking will probably get the most out of this book, although it's also good for those who are interested in the limits and possibilities of transnational feminism and the framing of women's rights in various 21st century settings. It may be short for an academic work, but it certainly packs a huge amount of material into 130-odd pages. Highly recommended!