Palgrave Studies on Children and Development

Child Trafficking, Youth Labour Mobility and the Politics of Protection

Authors: Howard, Neil

    • Offers a comprehensive picture of the anti-trafficking field
    • Draws on data from fieldwork with Beninese male adolescent labour migrants defined as 'trafficked'
    • Identifies three hegemonic principles as key to the restriction of anti-trafficking discourse and policy

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This book provides the first overarching, empirically grounded, critical analysis of child trafficking as an idea, ordering principle, and artefact of politics. It examines (once) hegemonic anti-child trafficking discourse, policy and practice, and does so by placing secondary literature from around the world in conversation the author’s paradigmatic case study of the situation in southern Benin. It deconstructs the child trafficking paradigm, contrasts it with ‘real’ histories of child and youth labour and mobility, and seeks to explain it by going ‘inside’ the anti-trafficking field. In doing so, Howard tells a gripping story of ideology at work. 

About the authors

Neil Howard is Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His research combines political economy and political anthropology to examine the political, economic and ideological construction of human trafficking and forced labour, and to analyse how, why and whether policy-makers are active in this construction. He has worked with and advised both the ILO and ITUC, and is a Founder-Editor at openDemocracy’s ‘Beyond Trafficking and Slavery.’

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Child Trafficking and Its Discontents

    Howard, Neil

    Pages 1-28

  • The Dominant Paradigm: Child Trafficking and the Fight Against It

    Howard, Neil

    Pages 29-64

  • Challenging the Paradigm: Young People at Work and on the Move

    Howard, Neil

    Pages 65-95

  • Explaining the Paradigm: Inside the Anti-trafficking Field

    Howard, Neil

    Pages 97-128

  • Drawing Conclusions

    Howard, Neil

    Pages 129-134

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47818-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $58.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47817-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Child Trafficking, Youth Labour Mobility and the Politics of Protection
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies on Children and Development
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47818-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-47818-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47817-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 178
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 illustrations in colour
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