Human trafficking and contemporary slavery

  title={Human trafficking and contemporary slavery},
  author={Ronald Weitzer},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
The article begins with a discussion of definitional issues regarding human trafficking and modern slavery and then briefly critiques some popular claims regarding each problem. Examples of macro-level research are critically evaluated, followed by a review of micro-level studies that illustrate tremendous variation and complexity in structural arrangements and individuals’ lived experiences. These studies suggest that in this field micro-level research has at least three advantages over grand… 

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