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The Resource Brokered subjects : sex, trafficking, and the politics of freedom, Elizabeth Bernstein

Brokered subjects : sex, trafficking, and the politics of freedom, Elizabeth Bernstein

Label
Brokered subjects : sex, trafficking, and the politics of freedom
Title
Brokered subjects
Title remainder
sex, trafficking, and the politics of freedom
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Bernstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Our shared concern for the victims of sex trafficking represents a rare spot of common ground in contemporary political discourse. Galvanized by impassioned accounts of the abduction and forced labor of women and girls, such normally divergent groups as evangelical Christians, secular feminists, aid workers, and corporate scions have all rallied behind anti-trafficking initiatives and legislation. But just how well do these sweeping concerns and legal efforts mesh with the lived realities of the sex trade, and where exactly did the modern conception of sex trafficking originate? In answering these questions, Brokered Subjects digs into the accepted narratives of sex trafficking to reveal the troubling assumptions which have shaped both right and left-wing agendas around sexual violence. Drawing upon years of in-depth field work, Elizabeth Bernstein sheds light not only on trafficking but on the broader structures that meld the ostensible pursuit of liberation with contemporary techniques of power. Rather than any meaningful commitment to the safety of sex workers, Bernstein argues, what lies behind our current vision of trafficking victims is a transnational mix of putatively humanitarian militaristic interventions, feel-good capitalism, and what she terms carceral feminism: a feminism compatible with police batons
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bernstein, Elizabeth
Dewey number
306.3/62
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ281
LC item number
.B584 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human trafficking
  • Prostitution
  • Human trafficking
  • Human trafficking
  • Human trafficking
  • Humanitarianism
  • Humanitarianism
  • Feminist theory
  • Feminism
  • Neoliberalism
  • Feminism
  • Feminist theory
  • Human trafficking
  • Humanitarianism
  • Humanitarianism
  • Prostitution
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • Society
Label
Brokered subjects : sex, trafficking, and the politics of freedom, Elizabeth Bernstein
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tracing the "traffic in women" -- The sexual politics of carceral feminism -- Seek justice -- The travels of trafficking / with Elena Shih -- Redemptive capitalism and sexual investability -- Imagining freedom -- Afterword
Control code
1022777061
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780226573632
Lccn
2018008599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028805675
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022777061
Label
Brokered subjects : sex, trafficking, and the politics of freedom, Elizabeth Bernstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tracing the "traffic in women" -- The sexual politics of carceral feminism -- Seek justice -- The travels of trafficking / with Elena Shih -- Redemptive capitalism and sexual investability -- Imagining freedom -- Afterword
Control code
1022777061
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780226573632
Lccn
2018008599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028805675
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022777061

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