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Rethinking Trafficking in Women: Politics out of Security

Aradau, Claudia (2008). Rethinking Trafficking in Women: Politics out of Security. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave.

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What should be done about trafficking in women? Rethinking Trafficking in Women argues that the question to be asked is, 'What cannot be done about trafficking in women?' Exploring the complex relationship between security, subjectivity and politics, Aradau argues that security practices reproduce a politics of unfreedom and inequality. Politics out of security, on the contrary, is formulated around universality, equality and freedom. In the situation of trafficking, the equality and universality of work disrupt the specification of difference and of particularized subjectivity upon which security practices rely. Aradau emphasizes that the reduction of politics to security limits struggles for equality and freedom and entrenches divisions and boundaries in the world.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2008 Claudia Aradau
ISBN: 0-230-57331-2, 978-0-230-57331-4
Keywords: security; human trafficking; freedom; equality; emancipation; universality
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 10393
Depositing User: Claudia Aradau
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:28
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