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Author: Laura Barberán Reinares

Title: Sex Trafficking in Post Colonial Literature

Subtitle: Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolaño

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2015

Pages: 178pp.

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

ISBN-13: 9781138782686 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781315768939 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | English History, German History, Ghanaian History, Indian History, Irish History, Japanese History, Korean History, Mexican History, Nigerian History | Representations: Literature / Chris Abani, Roberto Bolaño, Amma Darko, Mahasweta Devi, James Joyce, Therese Park; Types: "Comfort Women", Sex Trafficking


Link: Google Books (Limited Preview)


Author: Laura Barberan Reinares, English Department, Bronx Community


  Acknowledgments (p. xi)
  1 Introduction (p. 1)
  2 James Joyce's "Eveline" and the Emergence of Global Sex Trafficking (p. 23)
  3 Therese Park's A Gift of the Emperor and the Military (p. 50)
  4 Mahasweta Devi's "Douloti the Bountiful" and the Government (p. 73)
  5 Amma Darko's Beyond the Horizon, Chris Abani's Becoming Abigail and the Law (p. 90)
  6 Roberto Bolaño's 2666 and Transnational Capital (p. 121)
  7 Conclusion (p. 144)
  Bibliography (p. 159)
  Index (p. 173)


At present, the bulk of the existing research on sex trafficking originates in the social sciences. Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature adds an original perspective on this issue by examining representations of sex trafficking in postcolonial literature.
This book is a sustained interdisciplinary study bridging postcolonial literature, in English and Spanish, and sex trafficking, as analyzed through literary theory, anthropology, sociology, history, trauma theory, journalism, and globalization studies. It encompasses postcolonial theory and literature’s aesthetic analysis of sex trafficking together with research from social sciences, psychology, anthropology, and economics with the intention of offering a comprehensive analysis of the topic beyond the type of Orientalist discourse so prevalent in the media. This is an important and innovative resource for scholars in literature, postcolonial studies, gender studies, human rights and global justice.« (Source: Routledge)

Wikipedia: Chris Abani; Roberto Bolaño: 2666; Amma Darko; Mahasweta Devi; James Joyce: Eveline; Therese Park