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Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy
Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales' disturbing story of slavery today
Understanding Global Slavery: A Reader
List of Illustrations and Tables Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Understanding Slavery Today Chapter 2. Slavery and the Human Right to Evil Chapter 3. No One Shall Be Held in Slavery or Servitude: A
What Predicts Human Trafficking?
  • K. Bales
  • Political Science
  • 1 September 2007
If the international community has achieved agreement on the definition of human trafficking, we still have only a partial understanding of what drives it. We know that poverty and vulnerability
Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves
In his 1999 book, "Disposable People", Kevin Bales brought to light the shocking fact of modern slavery and described how, nearly two hundred years after the slave trade was abolished (legal slavery
As charities are expected to take on more and more of the provision of services to the disadvantaged, they will be calling on volunteers to support that work. The use of volunteers means important
Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States
Forced labor is a serious and pervasive problem in the United States. At any given time ten thousand or more people work as forced laborers in scores of cities and towns across the country. And it is
The Social survey in historical perspective 1880-1940
List of figures List of tables List of maps Notes on contributors Preface 1. The social survey in historical perspective Martin Bulmer, Kevin Bales and Kathryn Kish Sylar 2. The social survey in
Expendable People: Slavery in the Age of Globalization(1)
"Once officially abolished, slavery was transformed: adopted as an illicit enterprise, it has mirrored changes in the general economy. No longer viewed as property, people today are seen merely as
Testing a Theory of Modern Slavery
It is a simple yet potent truth that slavery is a relationship between (at least) two people. Like other common and patterned relationships in human societies, slavery takes various forms and