Human Trafficking: Global History and Perspectives argues that, far from being a recent development, human trafficking is rooted in the history of the human condition and has only been amplified by globalization. Using a multidisciplinary approach that traces the historical roots of human trafficking in global history, the chapters explore case studies from different parts of the world to show that human trafficking is not only a global phenomenon but a localized enigma. The contributors contend that the causes, and thus, the solutions, are rooted in local and regional social, cultural, political, and economic conditions of victims. The case studies include global, regional, and local examples to analyze the complex causes and effects of human trafficking as well as the legal ramifications.
Elisha J. Dung is associate professor and coordinator of geography in the Department of Advancement Studies in the University College at Alabama State University.
Augustine Avwunudiogba is a professor of geography in the Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Ethnic Studies at California State University Stanislaus.
Part 1: Prologue
Introduction: Theorizing Human Trafficking
Chapter 1: Globalizing Forces and Human Trafficking
Abu K. Mboka
Chapter 2: Recalibrating Moral Compasses: A Global Conceptual History of Human Trafficking, 1870-2020
Chapter 3: Globalization and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Women’s Bodies in India
Chapter 4: Human Trafficking, Antitrafficking, and Contemporary Theory
Part 2: Legislations and Conventions
Chapter 5: Human Trafficking and the Law in Canada
Veronica Fynn Bruey
Chapter 6: Liquid Bodies in the Postmodern Era: A Critical Legal Studies Approach to the Problem of Human Trafficking
Chapter 7: The International Sex Trade and the Global Problem of Sex Trafficking
Robert O. White
Chapter 8: Combating Global Trafficking in Persons: The Role of the United States Post-September 2001
Emmanuel E. Obuah
Part 3: Overview of Regional Undercurrents
Chapter 9: The Effect of Climate Change on Human Trafficking in South 24 Parganas in the Sundarban Delta Region, India
Subir Rana and Suchismita Roy
Chapter 10: The Intersection of Nation-State Sovereignty and the Violation of Human Rights: An Examination of the Uyghurs and Human Trafficking in the People’s Republic of China
Alecia D. Hoffman
Chapter 11: Voiceless Rohingyas: From Refuges to Modern Slaves
Sagarika Naik and Yasser Arafath
Chapter 12: Sex Trafficking of Girls Focus on Latin American and the Caribbean
Brenda I. Gill and Jesse McKinnon
Chapter 13: Communication Factors That Reveal Human Traffickers’ Deceptions to their Latin American and Caribbean Victims
Part 4: The Geographical Patterns, Costs, and Consequences
Chapter 14: The Spatial Distribution of Human Trafficking: A Global Analysis
Augustine Avwunudiogba and Elisha J. Dung
Chapter 15: House Girls and House Boys: The Precarious Nature of Domestic Servitude in Southern Nigeria
Robin P. Chapdelaine
Chapter 16: Socioeconomic Hardship, Sociocultural Apprehension, and Human Trafficking
Chapter 17: The Trauma and Consequences of Human Trafficking
Kizito N. Okeke
Chapter 18: Mapping the Patterns of Human Trafficking in and from Africa
Leonard S. Bombom, Ibrahim Abdullahi, and Chinedu J. Anyamele
Human Trafficking: Global History and Global Perspectives by Elisha J. Dung and Augustine Avwunudiogba is a timely, pleasant, and brilliant addition to the growing literature on one of the scourges facing our civilization. As an edited volume, the editors assembled scholars from around the world and from different but complementary academic disciplines. By so doing, they helped to expand and illuminate our understanding of human trafficking.
This is a remarkable book on the prevalent and concerning global phenomenon of human trafficking. It is an edited volume that captures in eighteen well-researched chapters on the historical, socioeconomic, cultural, and legal aspects of contemporary human trafficking worldwide. The contributors, derived from a broad variety of scholarly backgrounds, some of whom are fresh voices, have also systematically analyzed the problem of human trafficking from varying theoretical perspectives that are grounded within socio-cultural and spatial contexts. The multidisciplinary nature of this book shines probing insights on this illicit commodification of human bodies and makes it an essential read for all stakeholders including scholars, governments, public policymakers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international organizations concerned with and interested in further understanding and finding solutions to the problem of trafficking in persons.