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Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice

Author: Bunting, Annie
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 1066
Pub Date: 01/07/2017
ISBN: 9780774832434
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Quick overview This volume brings together a cast of leading experts to carefully explore how the language of slavery has been invoked to support a series of government interventions, activist projects, legal instruments, and rhetorical and visual performances.
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Contemporary slavery has emerged as a source of fascination and a spur to political mobilization. This volume brings together experts to carefully explore how the language of slavery has been invoked to support a series of government interventions, activist projects, legal instruments, and rhetorical and visual performances. However well-intentioned these interventions might be, they remain subject to a host of limitations and complications. Recent efforts to combat slavery are too often sensationalist, self-serving, and superficial; and end up failing the test of speaking truth to power. Bringing about lasting change will require direct challenges to dominant political and economic interests.

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