Negotiating Narratives of Human Trafficking: NGOs, Communication and the Power of Culture

@article{Kamler2013NegotiatingNO,
  title={Negotiating Narratives of Human Trafficking: NGOs, Communication and the Power of Culture},
  author={Erin Michelle Kamler},
  journal={Journal of Intercultural Communication Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={42},
  pages={73 - 90}
}
  • E. Kamler
  • Published 19 February 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Intercultural Communication Research
This article draws on interviews with anti-trafficking NGO employees in Thailand to illustrate the use of narratives as a tool for communicating cultural values. Drawing on theories of modernization, culture, and liberation psychology, I assess the way anti-trafficking NGO employees construct narratives, or “stories,” about human trafficking. These narratives rely on Western values associated with modernization, the role of NGOs in development, gendered constructions of victimhood, “Othering… Expand
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