The Emotional Leviathan — How Street-Level Bureaucrats govern Human Trafficking Victims

@article{Leser2017TheEL,
  title={The Emotional Leviathan — How Street-Level Bureaucrats govern Human Trafficking Victims},
  author={Julia Leser and Rebecca Pates and A. D{\"o}lemeyer},
  journal={Digithum},
  year={2017},
  pages={19}
}
Comprehending the term “victim of human trafficking” as a classification in the sense of Ian Hacking (1999), we studied mundane institutional practices aimed at the classification of migrant sex workers as “victims of human trafficking” in German police offices, victim counselling centres, and in trials. Following the tradition of an ethnography of the state (Lipsky 1980, Dubois 2010), we regard the practices of so called street-level bureaucrats not as merely implementing national policies and… 
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