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Sex trafficking
inside the business of modern slavery
VerfasserIn: Kara, Siddharth
Verfasserangabe: Siddharth Kara
Jahr: 2009
Verlag: New York, NY [u.a.], Columbia Univ. Press
Mediengruppe: Buch
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Kara, a former investment banker and executive, uses theoretical economics and business analysis to propose measures that could eradicate sex trafficking by undermining the profitability of the illegal activities associated with the crime. At considerable personal risk and expense—he is nearly attacked by a gang of pimps in Mumbai—the author penetrates seedy underworlds and forced labor markets to meet the women and children in the dungeon of human disgrace in Asia, Europe and the U.S. He highlights ubiquitous and disturbing trends—the heavy involvement of law enforcement agencies and personnel in trafficking and slavery—but this book's intentions suffers from Kara's self-professed rudimentary economic analysis, which often borders on the offensive (a theoretical calculation of the lifetime value of a sex slave) and an unscientific, ad hoc research model. While the evidence indicates the urgent need for action—a woman or child is trafficked for sexual exploitation every 60 seconds—Kara's economic approach fails to shed new light on the human cost of sex slavery and seems at the best of times beside the point, although the detailed statistical information he compiles—on everything from the costs of running a brothel in Queens, N.Y., to massage parlor and bonded labor economics worldwide—is a resource for researchers in the field. (Jan.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Review"An impressive, scholarly book that will prove an asset for the global anti-trafficking movement in the next decade." -- Holly Burkhalter, Stanford Social Innovation Review"A disturbing and illuminating study of one of the underbellies of economic globalization: the global sex trafficking industry." -- Padraig Carmody, Irish Times"An eloquent, campaigning book that addresses an evil that belittles our humanity." -- Jonathan Birchall, Financial Times
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VerfasserIn: Kara, Siddharth
VerfasserInnenangabe: Siddharth Kara
Jahr: 2009
Verlag: New York, NY [u.a.], Columbia Univ. Press
Systematik: GS.OFV, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Sprache: Englisch
ISBN: 978-0-231-13960-1
2. ISBN: 0-231-13960-8
Beschreibung: XVIII, 298 S. : Ill.
Sprache: eng
Fußnote: Literaturverz. S. [279] - 283 ; Text engl.
Mediengruppe: Buch