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The Resource Sex trafficking : inside the business of modern slavery, Siddharth Kara

Sex trafficking : inside the business of modern slavery, Siddharth Kara

Label
Sex trafficking : inside the business of modern slavery
Title
Sex trafficking
Title remainder
inside the business of modern slavery
Statement of responsibility
Siddharth Kara
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Every year, millions of women and children are abducted, deceived, seduced, or sold into forced prostitution, made to service hundreds if not thousands of men before being discarded. Generating huge profits for their exploiters, sex slaves form the backbone of one of the world's most profitable illicit enterprises, for unlike narcotics, which must be grown, harvested, refined, and packaged, the female body requires no such "processing" and can be repeatedly consumed." "In this first-of-its-kind journey, Siddharth Kara investigates the mechanics of the global sex trafficking business across four continents and takes stock of its devastating human toll. Since first encountering the horrors of sexual slavery in a Bosnian refugee camp in 1995, Kara has taken multiple research trips to India, Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Albania, Moldova, Mexico, and the United States. He has met hundreds of slaves, has witnessed the sale of numerous human beings into slavery, and has confronted some of the criminals who have exploited them." "Drawing on his background in finance and economics, Kara provides a rare business analysis of sex trafficking, focusing on the local drivers and global macroeconomic trends that gave rise to the industry after the fall of the Berlin Wall. He quantifies the size, growth, and profitability of sex trafficking and other forms of modern slavery - metrics that have never been published before - and locates the sectors that would be hardest hit by specifically designed interventions and penalties."
  • "Kara supplements his analysis with a riveting account of this unconscionable industry, sharing the moving stories of victims and revealing the shocking conditions of their exploitation. He concludes with a proposal for aggressive measures that target the essential business and economic functioning of the sex trafficking industry designed to provide a more effective global approach to abolishing these crimes against the world's most vulnerable and exploited persons."--Jacket
Additional physical form
Also issued online
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kara, Siddharth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ281
LC item number
.K37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human trafficking
  • Human trafficking
  • Minorities
  • Minorities
  • Minorities
  • Globalization
  • Prostitution
  • Slavery
  • Sex-oriented businesses
Label
Sex trafficking : inside the business of modern slavery, Siddharth Kara
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Caravan book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sex trafficking: an overview -- India and Nepal -- Italy and western Europe -- Moldova and the former Soviet Union -- Albania and the Balkans -- Thailand and the Mekong subregion -- The United States -- A framework for abolition: risk and demand
Control code
226360202
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780231139601
Lccn
2008021988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)226360202
Label
Sex trafficking : inside the business of modern slavery, Siddharth Kara
Publication
Note
"A Caravan book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sex trafficking: an overview -- India and Nepal -- Italy and western Europe -- Moldova and the former Soviet Union -- Albania and the Balkans -- Thailand and the Mekong subregion -- The United States -- A framework for abolition: risk and demand
Control code
226360202
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780231139601
Lccn
2008021988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)226360202

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