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The Palgrave Handbook of Bondage and Human Rights in Africa and Asia

Editors: Campbell, Gwyn, Stanziani, Alessandro (Eds.)

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  • Illuminates the complex relationships between the economic, political, social, and environmental factors that have produced historical and contemporary forms of bondage and human trafficking in Africa and Asia
  • Features structural analysis of historical and contemporary forms of bondage in Africa and Asia
  • Offers a major corrective to Eurocentric conceptions of human bondage and suggests new directions for research and policy-making
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In the West, human bondage remains synonymous with the Atlantic slave trade. But large slave systems in Africa and Asia predated, co-existed, and overlapped with the Atlantic system—and have persisted in modified forms well into the twenty-first century, posing major threats to political and economic stability within those regions and worldwide. This handbook examines the deep historical roots of unfree labour in Africa and Asia along with its contemporary manifestations. It takes an innovative longue durée perspective in order to link the local and global, the past and present. Contributors trace shifting forms of forced labour in the region since circa 1800, connecting punctual shocks such as environmental crisis, conflict, market instability, and crop failure to human security threats such as impoverishment, violence, migration, kidnapping, and enslavement. Together, these chapters illuminate the historical and contemporary dimensions of bondage in Africa and Asia, with important implications for the fight against modern-day bondage and human trafficking.

About the authors

Gwyn Campbell is Founding Director of the Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University, Canada. He is also Editor of the Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies. His publications include Africa and the Indian Ocean World from Early Times to circa 1900 (2019) and An Economic History of Imperial Madagascar, 1750–1895 (2005). 
Alessandro Stanziani is Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and Research Director at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Paris. His monographs include Labor on the Fringes of Empire: Voice, Exit and the Law (Palgrave, 2018) and Eurocentrism and the Politics of Global History (Palgrave, 2018). 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-27

    Campbell, Gwyn (et al.)

  • The Domestic Outsider: Interpreting Contradictions in the Status of Maidservants in Qing China

    Pages 29-56

    Liu, Xiyang

  • The Abolition of Slavery and the Status of Slaves in Late Imperial China

    Pages 57-82

    Chevaleyre, Claude

  • Labour Migration to the French Islands of the Western Indian Ocean, 1830–60

    Pages 83-104

    Campbell, Gwyn

  • Relationships between Economic and Environmental Factors, and Labour Migration to Réunion, 1820–1860

    Pages 105-112

    Arroyo-Mora, J. Pablo (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Bondage and Human Rights in Africa and Asia
Editors
  • Gwyn Campbell
  • Alessandro Stanziani
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature America, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95957-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95957-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95956-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 433
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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