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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Book Review Maggie Lee 239pp ISBN 978-1-84392-241-4 Devon (UK) & Oregon (USA):Willan Publishing 2007 Reviewed by Helen Atkins The POPPY Project & Anti-Trafficking Alliance, London Maggy Lee gathers a range of academic commentators to trafficking of persons in Central Asia’ (Chapter 4). Kelly ‘inject some conceptual clarity and critical insights’ into isolates the pressing need for sustainable livelihoods for the subject of human trafficking, while noting that the women, as essential for countering human trafficking in term itself – the title of the book – is ‘an imprecise and an evolving regional landscape of human exploitation. highly contested term’. On this foundation of She explores the historical and contemporary factors controversy (Chapter 1:‘Introduction’), Lee outlines key which interweave to create a conducive context for conceptions – slavery, prostitution, organised crime, human trafficking, identifying the growth of the ‘informal migration and human rights – along with the main points sector’, political corruption and economic inf lexibility as of dissent. driving forces. In Chapter 2, ‘Historical approaches to the trade in Further consideration of women appears in Chapter human beings’, John T Picarelli advises against modern 7,‘From HIV prevention to counter-trafficking: discursive analyses which ignore historical context, while warning shifts and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1747-9894
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10.1108/17479894200800006
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Book Review Maggie Lee 239pp ISBN 978-1-84392-241-4 Devon (UK) & Oregon (USA):Willan Publishing 2007 Reviewed by Helen Atkins The POPPY Project & Anti-Trafficking Alliance, London Maggy Lee gathers a range of academic commentators to trafficking of persons in Central Asia’ (Chapter 4). Kelly ‘inject some conceptual clarity and critical insights’ into isolates the pressing need for sustainable livelihoods for the subject of human trafficking, while noting that the women, as essential for countering human trafficking in term itself – the title of the book – is ‘an imprecise and an evolving regional landscape of human exploitation. highly contested term’. On this foundation of She explores the historical and contemporary factors controversy (Chapter 1:‘Introduction’), Lee outlines key which interweave to create a conducive context for conceptions – slavery, prostitution, organised crime, human trafficking, identifying the growth of the ‘informal migration and human rights – along with the main points sector’, political corruption and economic inf lexibility as of dissent. driving forces. In Chapter 2, ‘Historical approaches to the trade in Further consideration of women appears in Chapter human beings’, John T Picarelli advises against modern 7,‘From HIV prevention to counter-trafficking: discursive analyses which ignore historical context, while warning shifts and

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International Journal of Migration, Health and Social CareEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2008

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