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Addressing modern slavery / Justine Nolan and Martijn Boersma
Bib ID 8057135
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Nolan, Justine, author
 
Description Sydney, NSW : UNSW Press, 2019 
©2019 
262 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9781742236438 (paperback)
Summary

An estimated 40 million people are modern-day slaves, more than ever before in human history. Long after slavery was officially abolished, the practice not only continues but thrives. Whether they are women in electronics or apparel sweatshops, children in brick kilns or on cocoa farms, or men trapped in bonded labour working on construction sites, millions of people globally are forced to perform labour through coercion, intimidation or deceit. In a world of growing inequality and trade-offs between the haves and the have-nots, consumers, business and government are all part of the problem and the solution. While we have all become accustomed to fast fashion and cheap consumer goods, the affordability of these commodities often comes at the price of human exploitation. Addressing Modern Slavery examines slavery in the modern world and outlines ways it can be stopped.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

NLApp85044

Subjects Human trafficking.  |  Slavery -- History -- 21st century.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Boersma, Martijn, author

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