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Sex trafficking and the media : perspectives from the United States and Thailand / Meghan Sobel
Bib ID 7730704
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Sobel, Meghan, author
 
Description Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018 
179 pages ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780415786904 (hardback)
0415786908 (hardback))
Invalid ISBN 9781315226590 ((ebook))
Series

Media, culture, and social change in Asia series ; 55.

Summary

"Explores how sex trafficking has been reported in the media. The book is set in the context of reportage of this human rights abuse in two varying political landscapes--the United States being a developed democracy and Thailand experiencing continued political turmoil including a May 2014 coup d'état and an accompanying crackdown on free expression by the ruling military junta. In doing so, the book shows how there are great similarities between the two countries in the way the issue is misrepresented. Drawing on content analysis of news coverage in the United States and Thailand as well as interviews with journalists, anti-trafficking advocates, survivors of sex trafficking and consensual sex workers, this book illuminates reasons why coverage is framed in the way(s) that it is, how anti-trafficking advocates can act as media advocates to push coverage in new directions, and how journalistic functions are similar and different in the two countries"--

Full contents
  • Sex trafficking, human rights, and the role of news media
  • Thai and American political and media landscapes
  • Differences in sex trafficking between Thailand and the U.S.
  • Media framing of sex trafficking in Thailand and the U.S.
  • Relationships between journalists, activists, and survivors in Thailand and the resulting journalistic practices
  • Relationships between journalists, activists, and survivors in the U.S. and the resulting journalistic practices
  • Conclusion & looking forward : recommendations for improving coverage in varying political landscapes.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Human trafficking -- Press coverage -- Thailand.  |  Human trafficking -- Press coverage -- United States.  |  Mass media and crime -- Thailand.  |  Mass media and crime -- United States.  |  Mass media and sex -- Thailand.  |  Mass media and sex -- United States.

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