Influential Readings

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Bales, Kevin (1999).  Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Bales, Kevin (2007). Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Barrientos, Stephanie Ware (2009). “ ‘Labour Chains’: Analyzing the Role of Labour Contractors in Global Production Networks.” Journal of Development Studies 49 (8): 1058-1071. 

Bernstein, Elizabeth (2007). “The Sexual Politics of the ‘New Abolitionism’.” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 18 (3): 128-151.

Bernstein, Elizabeth (2010). “Militarized Humanitarianism Meets Carceral Feminism: The Politics of Sex, Rights, and Freedom in Contemporary Antitrafficking Campaigns.” Signs: Journal of Culture and Society 36 (1): 45-71.

Blackburn, Robin (1997). The Making of New World Slavery. New York: Verso Books.

Blackburn, Robin (1988). The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery 1776 - 1848. New York: Verso Books.

Blackmon, Douglas (2008). Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to World War IINew York: Doubleday.

Bob, Clifford (2002). “Merchants of Morality.” Foreign Policy, No. 129 (March-April): 36-45.

Bob, Clifford (2005). The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media, and International Activism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Boris, Eileen, and Rhacel Salazar Parreñas (2010). Intimate Labors: Cultures, Technologies and the Politics of Care. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Choi-Fitzpatrick, Austin (2017). What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do. New York: Columbia University Press.

Crane, Andrew (2013). “Modern Slavery as a Management Practice: Exploring the Conditions and Capabilities for Human Exploitation.” Academy of Management Journal 38 (1): 49-69.

Davis, David Brion (1988). The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture. New York: Oxford University Press.

Dempsey, Michelle Madden (2010). “Sex Trafficking and Criminalization: In Defense of Feminist Abolitionism.” University of Pennsylvania Law Review 158: 1729-1778.

Dick, Andrew R. (1995). “When Does Organized Crime Pay? A Transaction Cost Analysis.” International Review of Law and Economics 15: 25-45.

Doezema, Jo (1999). “Loose Women or Lost Women? The Re-Emergence of the Myth of White Slavery in Contemporary Discourses of Trafficking in Women.” Gender Issues 18 (1): 23-50.

Doezema, Jo (2002). “Who Gets to Choose? Coercion, Consent and the UN Trafficking Protocol.” Gender and Development 10 (1): 20-27.

Du Bois, WEB (1935). Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880. New York: The Free Press.

Fassin, Didier (2011). Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present Times. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Finley, M.I. (1979). Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology. New York: Viking

Friebel, Guido, and Sergei Guriev (2006). “Smuggling Humans: A Theory of Debt-Financed Migration.” Journal of European Economic Association 4 (6): 1085-1111.

Gordon, Jennifer (2017). “Regulating the Human Supply Chain.” Iowa Law Review 102: 445-504

James, C.L.R. (1963). The Black Jacobins. 2nd Edition. New York: Vintage Books.

Johnson, Walter (2003). “On Agency.” Journal of Social History 37 (1): 113-124.

Kempadoo, Kamala (2012). “Introduction: Abolitionism, Criminal Justice, and Transnational Feminism–Twenty-First Perspectives on Human Trafficking.” In: Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights, by Kamala Kempadoo, Jyoti Sanghera and Bandana Pattanaik, vii-xlii. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers.

Kotiswaran, Prabha, ed. (2017). Revisiting the Law and Governance of Trafficking, Forced Labor, and Modern Slavery. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Le Guin, Ursula (1974). The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia. New York: Harper & Row.

Leigh, Carol. 2016. “Anti-Trafficking Industrial Complex Awareness Month.” Accessed June 7, 2017.….

Linebaugh, Peter and Marcus Rediker (2000). The Many Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. New York: Beacon Press.

Merry, Sally Engle (2016). The Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking. Chicago: University of Chicago.

O’Connell Davidson, Julia (2002). “The Rights and Wrongs of Prostitution.” Hypatia 17 (2): 84-98.

O’Connell Davidson, Julia (2010). “New Slavery, Old Binaries: Human Trafficking and the Borders of ‘Freedom’.” Global Networks 10 (2): 244-261.

O’Connell Davidson, Julia (2013). “Troubling Freedom: Migration, Debt, and Modern Slavery.” Migration Studies 1 (2): 176–195.

O’Connell Davidson, Julia (2015). Modern Slavery: The Margins of Freedom. London: Palgrave.

Pope, James Gray (2010). “Contract, Race, and Freedom of Labor in the Constitutional Law of ‘Involuntary Servitude’,” Yale Law Review 119 (7): 1474-1567.

Quirk, Joel (2006). “The Anti-Slavery Project: Linking the Historical and Contemporary.” Human Rights Quarterly 28 (3): 565-598.

RATS-W Team (2015). Hit and Run: Sex Worker’s Research on Anti Trafficking in Thailand. Empower Foundation, Mama Cash.

Research Network on the Legal Parameters of Slavery (2012). “The Bellagio–Harvard Guidelines on the Legal Parameters of Slavery”

Rubin, Gayle (1975). “The Traffic in Women: Notes on the ‘Political Economy’ of Sex.” In: Toward an Anthropology of Women, Rayna Reiter, ed., 157-210. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Sanchez-Eppler, Karen (1993). Touching Liberty: Abolition, Feminism, and the Politics of the Body. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Vance, Carole (2012). “Innocence and Experience: Melodramatic Narratives of Sex Trafficking and Their Consequences for Law and Policy.” History of the Present 2 (2): 200-218.

Webb, Justin W., Laszlo Tihanyi, R. Duane Ireland, and David G. Sirmon (2009). “You Say Illegal, I Say Legitimate: Entrepreneurship In The Informal Economy.” Academy of Management Review 34 (3): 492-510.

Williams, Eric (1944). Capitalism and Slavery. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.