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category: Social Science
published: June 2017
ISBN:9780774832434
publisher: UBC Press

Contemporary Slavery

Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice

edited by Annie Bunting & Joel Quirk

tagged: slavery, human rights, emigration & immigration
Description

Contemporary slavery has emerged as a source of fascination and a spur to political mobilization. This volume brings together experts to carefully explore how the language of slavery has been invoked to support a series of government interventions, activist projects, legal instruments, and rhetorical and visual performances. However well-intentioned these interventions might be, they remain subject to a host of limitations and complications. Recent efforts to combat slavery are too often sensationalist, self-serving, and superficial and end up failing the test of speaking truth to power. Bringing about lasting change will require direct challenges to dominant political and economic interests.

About the Authors

Annie Bunting


Joel Quirk

Contributor Notes

Annie Bunting is an associate professor of law and society at York University and deputy director of the Harriet Tubman Institute on Research on Africa and Its Diasporas. Joel Quirk is a professor of political studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. Contributors: Jean Allain, Jonathan Blagbrough, Roy Brooks, Annie Bunting, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, Andrew Crane, Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, Fuyuki Kurasawa, Benjamin Lawrance, Joel Quirk, and Darshan Vigneswaran

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