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Blood And Earth

Author : Kevin Bales
ISBN : 9780812995770
Genre : Social Science
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For readers of such crusading works of nonfiction as Katherine Boo’s Beyond the Beautiful Forevers and Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains comes a powerful and captivating examination of two entwined global crises: environmental destruction and human trafficking—and an inspiring, bold plan for how we can solve them. A leading expert on modern-day slavery, Kevin Bales has traveled to some of the world’s most dangerous places documenting and battling human trafficking. In the course of his reporting, Bales began to notice a pattern emerging: Where slavery existed, so did massive, unchecked environmental destruction. But why? Bales set off to find the answer in a fascinating and moving journey that took him into the lives of modern-day slaves and along a supply chain that leads directly to the cellphones in our pockets. What he discovered is that even as it destroys individuals, families, and communities, new forms of slavery that proliferate in the world’s lawless zones also pose a grave threat to the environment. Simply put, modern-day slavery is destroying the planet. The product of seven years of travel and research, Blood and Earth brings us dramatic stories from the world’s most beautiful and tragic places, the environmental and human-rights hotspots where this crisis is concentrated. But it also tells the stories of some of the most common products we all consume—from computers to shrimp to jewelry—whose origins are found in these same places. Blood and Earth calls on us to recognize the grievous harm we have done to one another, put an end to it, and recommit to repairing the world. This is a clear-eyed and inspiring book that suggests how we can begin the work of healing humanity and the planet we share. Praise for Blood and Earth “A heart-wrenching narrative . . . Weaving together interviews, history, and statistics, the author shines a light on how the poverty, chaos, wars, and government corruption create the perfect storm where slavery flourishes and environmental destruction follows. . . . A clear-eyed account of man’s inhumanity to man and Earth. Read it to get informed, and then take action.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “[An] exposé of the global economy’s ‘deadly dance’ between slavery and environmental disaster . . . Based on extensive travels through eastern Congo’s mineral mines, Bangladeshi fisheries, Ghanian gold mines, and Brazilian forests, Bales reveals the appalling truth in graphic detail. . . . Readers will be deeply disturbed to learn how the links connecting slavery, environmental issues, and modern convenience are forged.”—Publishers Weekly “This well-researched and vivid book studies the connection between slavery and environmental destruction, and what it will take to end both.”—Shelf Awareness (starred review) “This is a remarkable book, demonstrating once more the deep links between the ongoing degradation of the planet and the ongoing degradation of its most vulnerable people. It’s a bracing reminder that a mentality that allows throwaway people also allows a throwaway earth.”—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet From the Hardcover edition.

Human Trafficking

Author : Noël Bridget Busch-Armendariz
ISBN : 9781506305738
Genre : Social Science
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Human Trafficking: Applying Research, Theory, and Case Studies is a practical, interdisciplinary text that draws from empirically grounded scholarship, survivor-centered practices, and an ecological perspective to help readers develop an understanding of the meaning and scope of human trafficking. Throughout the book, authors Noël Bridget Busch-Armendariz , Maura Nsonwu, and Laurie Cook Heffron address the specific vulnerabilities of human trafficking victims, their medical-psycho-social needs, and issues related to direct service delivery. They also address the identification of human trafficking crimes, traffickers, and the impact of this crime on the global economy. Using detailed case studies to illuminate real situations, the book covers national and international anti-trafficking policies, prevention and intervention strategies, promising practices to combat human trafficking, responses of law enforcement and service providers, organizational challenges, and the cost of trafficking to human wellbeing.

The Sage Handbook Of Human Trafficking And Modern Day Slavery

Author : Jennifer Bryson Clark
ISBN : 9781526450449
Genre : Social Science
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Millions of people around the world are forced to work without pay and under threat of violence. These individuals can be found working in brothels, factories, mines, farm field, restaurants, construction sites and private homes: many have been tricked by human traffickers and lured by false promises of good jobs or education, some are forced to work at gunpoint, while others are trapped by phony debts from unscrupulous moneylenders. The SAGE Handbook of Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and global look at the diverse issues surrounding human trafficking and slavery in the post-1945 environment. Covering everything from history, literature and politics to economics, international law and geography, this Handbook is essential reading for academics and researchers, as well as for policy-makers and non-governmental organisations

Human Bondage And Abolition

Author : Elizabeth Swanson
ISBN : 9781107186620
Genre : History
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Exposes the historical roots of modern-day slavery, using lessons from the past to empower activism against such exploitation everywhere.

Literatur Und Kologie

Author : Axel Goodbody
ISBN : 9042004622
Genre : Social Science
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Dieser Band verfolgt einen in der deutschen Literaturwissenschaft bisher wenig entwickelten Ansatz, indem er Lyrik und Prosa der Gegenwart einer ökologisch orientierten Betrachtung unterzieht. Im Hintergrund der hier versammelten Aufsätze steht die Grundfrage, wie die Beziehungen des einzelnen und der modernen Gesellschaft zur natürlichen Umwelt gestaltet sein müßten, um eine lebenswürdige Zukunft längerfristig zu sichern. In Überblicken und Einzelanalysen wird die literarische Umsetzung ökologischer Prinzipien seit den siebziger Jahren in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der DDR, Österreich und der deutschsprachigen Schweiz exemplifiziert. Dabei kommen Kritik der gegenwärtigen Mensch-Natur-Beziehung, Deutungen der Krise, und Bilder eines neuen Umgangs mit der Natur zur Sprache. Der Einleitung, die allgemeine Perspektiven einer ökologisch ausgerichteten Literaturkritik skizziert, folgen fünfzehn Aufsätze, die die Adäquatheit des jeweiligen Naturbegriffs bzw. der Naturdarstellung, sowie Schreibstrategien und ästhetische Leistung einzelner Gattungen, Autoren und Werke erörtern. Zu den behandelten Autoren zählen Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Günter Kunert, Heinz Czechowski, Wulf Kirsten, Silvio Blatter, Walter Vogt, Otto F. Walter, Jurij Brezan, Jurij Koch, Franz Josef Degenhardt, Volker Braun, Günter Grass, Franz Fühmann, Heiner Müller, Christa Wolf und Elfriede Jelinek. Neben den Bezügen zu verschiedenen Ausrichtungen des ökologischen Denkens (Naturschutz, Ökosozialismus, Ökofeminismus) stehen auch solche zur geistesgeschichtlichen und literarischen Tradition (romantische Naturauffassung, Zivilisationskritik, Apokalyptik) im Mittelpunkt der Untersuchungen.

The Social Survey In Historical Perspective 1880 1940

Author : Martin Bulmer
ISBN : 9780521363341
Genre : Social Science
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This 2001 book traces the history of the social Survey in Britain and the US, with two chapters on Germany and France. It discusses the aims and interests of those who carried out early surveys, and the links between the social survey and the growth of empirical social science.

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