Sex trafficking : the global market in women and children

Carrington, Kerry (2006) Sex trafficking : the global market in women and children. Contemporary Sociology, 35(2), pp. 175-177.

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This book is one of a series on contemporary social issues. It provides a painstakingly researched analysis of the contemporary phenomenon of sex trafficking. As the author Kathryn Farr points out, the phenomenon is not all that contemporary, as women and children have historically been trafficked and enslaved for the purposes of prostitution, particularly during war: in World War II on the southern islands of Okinawa, the Philippines, Hawaii, Liberia, Japan, the Korean war, the Vietnam war, and more recently in Bosnia and Rwanda. Farr links the phenomenon to military socialization, especially to its patriarchal culture which celebrates hyper-masculinity, eroticizes violence, desensitizes soldiers to suffering and brutality and treats women as sex objects.

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ID Code: 32366
Item Type: Review
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0094-3061
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2010 05:28
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2010 06:22

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