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Modern Slavery: The Margins of Freedom

31 October 2015

Modern Slavery: The Margins of Freedom


by Prof Julia O'Connell Davidson

October 2015

Highly original, the first to provide a critical take on the debate on slavery. This book demands of the academy—and human rights campaigners—a marked shift in direction. It advances the world of modern slavery studies and anti-slavery activism towards understanding. The Walk Free Foundation estimates that modern slavery affects more than 35 million people across the world today - making it a matter high on the political agenda. This is an important and timely publication, with the UK and US currently working towards new bills and foundations to help reduce modern slavery. Providing a unique critical perspective to debates on slavery, this book brings the literature on transatlantic slavery into dialogue with research on informal sector labour, child labour, migration, debt, prisoners, and sex work in the contemporary world in order to challenge popular and policy discourse on modern slavery.

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