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Disposable People 3rd Edition - New Slavery in the Global Economy

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Zusatztext "Kevin Bales has written a fascinating book seeking to re veal the new slavery and calling for action to eradicate its presence. The book is at its best when it provides a voice for the stories of disposable people, and when it calls on the rest of us to live up to our responsibilities in a global world." Informationen zum Autor Kevin Bales is the author of The Slave Next Door and Ending Slavery , both from UC Press. He is also 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. Klappentext "Convincing, emotionally wrenching, and freighted with appropriate moral indignation, Kevin Bales's startling presentation shows us that while the general public is convinced slavery is a historical phenomenon of the ancient past . . . it is in actuality a widespread tragedy found worldwide and on a large scale. This book innovatively and usefully describes the permutations of an ancient tradition as it exists in this modern day and age."--Richard Pierre Claude, editor of Human Rights Quarterly "A timely and fascinating book . . . of crucial importance. Few people realize that the increasing globalization of the economy has led to the use of coerced labor in many parts of the globe. . . . Bales has traveled widely and has gathered a great amount of shocking and disturbing information."--David Brion Davis, Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery and Abolition, Yale University "A well-researched, scholarly and deeply disturbing exposé of modern-day slavery with well-thought-out strategies for what to do to combat this scourge. None of us is allowed the luxury of imagined impotence. We can do something about it."--Desmond Tutu " Ending Slavery takes the critical next step of providing a practical road-map for ending one of the worst human rights abuses of the modern era. Using a common sense approach, Bales offers a clear, economic rationale for why slavery is not as profitable or sustainable as fair labor practices. In addition, this book shows that the solutions for such severe suffering are not simply the purview of the social sector but are opportunities for transformation among policy makers and business people around the world. Bales shows how we can all play a role, and he inspires each of us to take action."--Pam Omidyar, Founder, Humanity United, Co-founder, Omidyar Network Zusammenfassung Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. This book points the way to abolishing slavery in global economy. It presents actual slaves, slaveholders, and public officials in well-drawn historical, geographical, and cultural contexts. Inhaltsverzeichnis Preface to the Revised Edition Preface to the 2012 Edition 1. The New Slavery 2. Thailand: Because She Looks Like a Child 3. Mauritania: Old Times There Are Not Forgotten 4. Brazil: Life on the Edge 5. Pakistan: When Is a Slave Not a Slave? 6. India: The Ploughman's Lunch 7. What Can Be Done? Coda: Three Things You Can Do to Stop Slavery Appendix I: A Note on Research Methods Appendix 2: Excerptsfrom International Conventions on Slavery Notes Acknowledgments Index ...

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Authors Kevin Bales
Publisher University Of California Press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 04.05.2012
EAN 9780520272910
ISBN 978-0-520-27291-0
No. of pages 336
Dimensions 150 mm x 230 mm x 20 mm
Subject Social sciences, law, business > Business

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