Buffington 2014 Trafficking

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Authors: Robert M. Buffington and Donna J. Guy

Title: Sex Trafficking

Subtitle: -

In: A Global History of Sexuality: The Modern Era

Edited by: Robert M. Buffington, Eithne Luibhéid, and Donna J. Guy

Place: Oxford

Publisher: Wiley Blackwell

Year: 2014

Pages: 151-194

ISBN-13: 9781405120487 (cloth) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781405120494 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 19th Century. 20th Century. 21st Century | Types: Sex Trafficking

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Robert Buffington, Women and Gender Studies Program, University of Colorado at Boulder

Donna J. Guy, Department of History, Ohio State University

Abstract: »Chapter 6 explores the most explicitly sexual of all global flows, sex trafficking. Robert Buffington and Donna Guy open the chapter with a brief history of media-driven moral panics over sex trafficking from the anti-white slavery campaigns of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to their latest incarnation in early twenty-first century global initiatives to end "modern-day slavery." In the pages that follow, the authors attempt "to navigate the distortions put forth by politicians, law enforcement, journalists, and antitrafficking organizations (including the United Nations) in order to produce a historical overview of sex trafficking in the modern era that is as complicated, perplexing, and disturbing as the phenomenon itself has always been." Case studies of three long-standing sex trafficking routes–Nepal to India, the Philippines to South Korea, Central and Eastern Europe to Western Europe and the Americas–reveal the complex interplay of local, regional, national, and global forces that produce sex trafficking, in particular historic economic disparities between sending and receiving countries. Of note, especially in the first two cases, is the prominent role of imperial governance and "friendly" military occupations in fostering the conditions under which sex trafficking has flourished. The third case highlights the potent mix of contemporary geopolitics combined with a long history of political and economic instability that has driven the latest wave of sex trafficking out of Central and Eastern Europe.« [Source: Robert M. Buffington. »Introduction.« A Global History of Sexuality: The Modern Era. Edited by Robert M. Buffington et al. Oxford 2014: 11]

Wikipedia: Human trafficking

Added: December 14, 2013 | Last updated: December 14, 2013