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The Resource Rewriting the victim : dramatization as research in Thailand's anti-trafficking movement, Erin M. Kamler

Rewriting the victim : dramatization as research in Thailand's anti-trafficking movement, Erin M. Kamler

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Rewriting the victim : dramatization as research in Thailand's anti-trafficking movement
Title
Rewriting the victim
Title remainder
dramatization as research in Thailand's anti-trafficking movement
Statement of responsibility
Erin M. Kamler
Title variation
  • Dramatization as research in Thailand's anti-trafficking movement
  • DAR in Thailand's anti-trafficking movement
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Through writing and producing "Land of Smiles," a musical inspired by field research that includes over fifty interviews with female migrant laborers, sex workers, activists, NGO employees, and other members of the anti-trafficking movement, Kamler presents one of the dominant stories about human trafficking and critiques the discourse about the trafficking of women in Thailand. The book examines how the musical aimed to facilitate communication between stakeholders in the anti-trafficking movement in Thailand and prime a dialogue to explore the policies, practices, and outcomes of actions in this environment. Through researching, writing and producing the musical for the individuals on whose experiences the story of the musical is based, Kamler shows how the arts can be used as a feminist communication intervention and a vehicle for understanding the cultural dimension of human rights."--Book jacket
  • "The international movement against the trafficking of women, which has gained momentum over the past two decades, is driven largely by the United States, in tandem with state governments and NGO workers. Feminist organizations have played a key role in carrying out anti-trafficking policies, but are increasingly divided over what those policies should look like. The primary divide exists between those feminists who want to abolish prostitution (as a key link to trafficking) and those who argue that what sex workers need is not to have their livelihoods taken away through paternalistic policies, but improved working conditions to alleviate the dangers associated with their work. A primary criticism of US NGO workers, well-intentioned as they may be, is that they misunderstand the cultural and economic conditions of the women they purport to help. This book provides a unique response to this misunderstanding. On one level it shows how this movement is, in fact, based on a Western mindset that problematizes women and puts its own interests before those of the women it is trying to help. But the project's primary innovation is in the method that it develops to explore the conflict of cultural values that gives rise to the aforementioned debates: what the author calls dramatization as research (DAR).This project, based around the author's work with migrant laborers, sex workers, activists, NGO employees, and other members of the anti-trafficking movement, combines feminist theory with the writing and production of a musical about the trafficking of women in Thailand"--
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Kamler, Erin
Dewey number
306.3/6209593
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ412.55.A5
LC item number
K36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in gender and international relations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social work with prostitutes
  • Human trafficking
  • Musicals
  • Feminist theory
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • United States
  • Thailand
  • Feminist theory
  • International relations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Social work with prostitutes
  • Thailand
  • United States
Label
Rewriting the victim : dramatization as research in Thailand's anti-trafficking movement, Erin M. Kamler
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-278) 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
Theorizing dramatization as research -- Setting the stage: national identity and the trafficking of women in Thailand -- Smart raids and the victim-versus-criminal narrative -- NGOs and the rescue narrative -- Community based organizations and the narrative of resistance -- Building the characters -- Finding the story -- Embodiment -- Articulating NGO narratives -- Restorative justice and reconciliation: NGO subjectivities -- Articulating migrant narratives -- Recollection, mourning and witness: migrant subjectivities -- Articulating artist narratives -- Rupture and hospitality: artist subjectivities -- Dramatization as research: a feminist communication intervention
Control code
1051134967
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9780190840099
Lccn
2018031075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1051134967
Label
Rewriting the victim : dramatization as research in Thailand's anti-trafficking movement, Erin M. Kamler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-278) 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
Theorizing dramatization as research -- Setting the stage: national identity and the trafficking of women in Thailand -- Smart raids and the victim-versus-criminal narrative -- NGOs and the rescue narrative -- Community based organizations and the narrative of resistance -- Building the characters -- Finding the story -- Embodiment -- Articulating NGO narratives -- Restorative justice and reconciliation: NGO subjectivities -- Articulating migrant narratives -- Recollection, mourning and witness: migrant subjectivities -- Articulating artist narratives -- Rupture and hospitality: artist subjectivities -- Dramatization as research: a feminist communication intervention
Control code
1051134967
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9780190840099
Lccn
2018031075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1051134967

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