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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/593481
Title:
Human trafficking and online networks: policy, analysis, and ignorance
Authors:
Mendel, Jonathan; Sharapov, Kiril ( 0000-0002-5781-2953 )
Abstract:
Dominant anti-trafficking policy discourses represent trafficking as an issue of crime, “illegal” migration, victimhood and humanitarianism. Such a narrow focus is not an adequate response to the interplay between technology, trafficking and anti-trafficking. This article explores different levels of analysis and the interplay between human trafficking and technology. We argue for a shift from policy discourses with a very limited focus on crime and victimisation to more systemic understandings of trafficking and more robust micro-analyses of trafficking and everyday life. The article calls for an agnotological understanding of policy responses to trafficking and technology: these depend upon the production of ignorance. We critique limitations in policy understandings of trafficking-related aspects of online spaces, and argue for better engagement with online networks. We conclude that there is a need to move beyond a focus on “new” technology and exceptionalist claims about “modern slavery” towards greater attention to everyday exploitation within neoliberalism.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; University of Dundee
Citation:
Mendel, J., Sharapov, K. (2016) 'Human Trafficking and Online Networks: Policy, Analysis, and Ignorance' Antipode 48 (3) 665-684
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Antipode
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/593481
DOI:
10.1111/anti.12213
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/anti.12213; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anti.12213/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0066-4812
Sponsors:
The People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013/ REA grant agreement PIEF-GA-2011-29840
Appears in Collections:
International Centre for the Study of Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Children and Young People

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dc.contributor.authorMendel, Jonathanen
dc.contributor.authorSharapov, Kirilen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-14T14:15:20Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-14T14:15:20Zen
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationMendel, J., Sharapov, K. (2016) 'Human Trafficking and Online Networks: Policy, Analysis, and Ignorance' Antipode 48 (3) 665-684en
dc.identifier.issn0066-4812en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/anti.12213en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/593481en
dc.description.abstractDominant anti-trafficking policy discourses represent trafficking as an issue of crime, “illegal” migration, victimhood and humanitarianism. Such a narrow focus is not an adequate response to the interplay between technology, trafficking and anti-trafficking. This article explores different levels of analysis and the interplay between human trafficking and technology. We argue for a shift from policy discourses with a very limited focus on crime and victimisation to more systemic understandings of trafficking and more robust micro-analyses of trafficking and everyday life. The article calls for an agnotological understanding of policy responses to trafficking and technology: these depend upon the production of ignorance. We critique limitations in policy understandings of trafficking-related aspects of online spaces, and argue for better engagement with online networks. We conclude that there is a need to move beyond a focus on “new” technology and exceptionalist claims about “modern slavery” towards greater attention to everyday exploitation within neoliberalism.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013/ REA grant agreement PIEF-GA-2011-29840en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/anti.12213en
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anti.12213/abstracten
dc.subjectagnotologyen
dc.subjectignoranceen
dc.subjectInterneten
dc.subjectneoliberalismen
dc.subjecttrafficking in human beingsen
dc.subjecttechnologyen
dc.subjectnetworksen
dc.subjectonline networksen
dc.titleHuman trafficking and online networks: policy, analysis, and ignoranceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Dundeeen
dc.identifier.journalAntipodeen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Dundeeen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Bedfordshireen
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