Militarized Humanitarianism Meets Carceral Feminism: The Politics of Sex, Rights, and Freedom in Contemporary Antitrafficking Campaigns

  title={Militarized Humanitarianism Meets Carceral Feminism: The Politics of Sex, Rights, and Freedom in Contemporary Antitrafficking Campaigns},
  author={Elizabeth Bernstein},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={45 - 71}
  • E. Bernstein
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Political Science
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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