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Revisiting Slavery and Antislavery

Towards a Critical Analysis

Editors: Brace, Laura, O'Connell Davidson, Julia (Eds.)

  • Addresses issues of old and new slaveries together in one volume
    Develops a critique of ‘modern slavery’ discourse
    Gathers together critical voices from a number of different disciplinary perspectives including philosophy, political theory, sociology, anthropology, and literature

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About this book

Despite growing popular and policy interest in ‘new’ slavery, with contemporary abolitionists calling for action to free an estimated 40 million ‘modern slaves’, interdisciplinary and theoretical dialogue has been largely missing from scholarship on ‘modern slavery’.

This edited volume will provide a space to reinvigorate the theory and practice of representing slavery and related systems of domination, in particular our understandings of the binary between slavery and freedom in different historical and political contexts. The book takes a critical approach, interrogating the concept of modern slavery by exploring where it has come from, and its potential for obscuring and foreclosing new understandings.

Including contributions from philosophers, political theorists, sociologists, anthropologists, and English literature scholars, it adds to the emerging critique of the concept of ‘modern slavery’ through its focus on the connections between the past of Atlantic World slavery, the present of contemporary groups whose freedoms are heavily restricted (prisoners, child labourers in the Global South, migrant domestic workers, and migrant wives), and the futures envisaged by activists struggling against different elements of the systems of domination that Atlantic World slavery relied upon and spawned. Revisiting Slavery & Antislavery will be of indispensable value to scholars, students, policy makers and activists in the fields of human rights, modern history, international politics, social policy, sociology and global inequality.

About the authors

Laura Brace is Associate Professor in Political Theory, University of Leicester, UK. Her work focusses on the politics of property in political thought, and the ways in which it is inflected by class, race and gender. 

Julia O’Connell Davidson
is Professor of Social Research, University of Bristol, and Co-Director of Bristol Institute of Migration and Mobility Studies (BIMMS), a founder member of Beyond Trafficking and Slavery (BTS).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Slavery and the Revival of Anti-slavery Activism

    Pages 3-34

    Brace, Laura (et al.)

  • Contextualizing Slavery’s Wrongness

    Pages 35-63

    Lott, Tommy

  • The Liberty of Naming

    Pages 65-96

    Nyquist, Mary

  • Historicizing Freedom of Movement: Memory and Exile in Political Context

    Pages 97-122

    Sussman, Charlotte

  • Immigration Restrictions and the Politics of Protection

    Pages 123-147

    Sharma, Nandita

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90623-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90622-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08057-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Revisiting Slavery and Antislavery
Book Subtitle
Towards a Critical Analysis
Editors
  • Laura Brace
  • Julia O'Connell Davidson
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90623-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90623-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90622-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08057-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 335
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