Moving Beyond “Slaves, Sinners, and Saviors”: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis of US Sex-Trafficking Discourses, Law and Policy

@inproceedings{Castillo2013MovingB,
  title={Moving Beyond “Slaves, Sinners, and Saviors”: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis of US Sex-Trafficking Discourses, Law and Policy},
  author={Debra Ann Castillo and Imelda Whelehan and Carrie N. Baker and Joetta L. Carr},
  year={2013}
}
  • Debra Ann Castillo, Imelda Whelehan, +1 author Joetta L. Carr
  • Published 2013
This article analyzes stories and images of sex trafficking in current mainstream US public discourses, including government publications, NGO materials, news media, and popular films. Noting the similarities and differences among these discourses, the first part demonstrates that they often frame sex trafficking using a rescue narrative that reiterates traditional beliefs and values regarding gender, sexuality, and nationality, relying heavily on patriarchal and orientalist tropes. Reflecting… CONTINUE READING

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