Unbroken Chains: The Hidden Role of Human Trafficking in the American Economy

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Product Details

Price
$29.95  $27.85
Publisher
Beacon Press
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
0.0 X 0.0 X 0.0 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780807006771

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About the Author

Melissa Ditmore is a freelance consultant specializing in issues of gender, development, health and human rights. She holds a PhD in sociology from the City University of New York and has published several previous books on sex work and prostitution. Her consulting clients have included the United Nations, the US Agency for International Development, and the Hilton Foundation. Her writing has also appeared in outlets such as HuffPost, The Guardian, and the Daily Beast.

Reviews

"By delving into the particulars of human trafficking in its many forms, Unbroken Chains provides a much-needed antidote to the sensationalist rescue narratives that have dominated social policy discourse and contributed to the isolation and criminalization of those who need real pathways out of exploitation rooted in peer-to-peer networks and organized empowerment."
--Alex S. Vitale, author of The End of Policing

"Unbroken Chains is an impassioned plea to acknowledge sex work as work and address exploitation in all types of labor. Ditmore's blueprint for the recognition of abuse offers a new approach to assisting survivors and a much-needed infusion of hope."
--Lizzie Borden, filmmaker, director of Born in Flames and Working Girls

"Unbroken Chains is an extraordinary guide to the long, shameful history of human trafficking in the United States. At a time of much hysteria and misinformation, Melissa Ditmore covers this hot-button subject calmly, clearly, concisely, and comprehensively, showing how forced or unpaid labor has shaped America's economy, culture, and legal system. Anyone concerned with human trafficking or workers' rights will find this book invaluable."
--Debby Applegate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age