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xxxvi, 298 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • The new slavery
  • Thailand : because she looks like a child
  • Mauritania : old times there are not forgotten
  • Brazil : life on the edge
  • Pakistan : when is a slave not a slave?
  • India : the ploughman's lunch
  • What can be done?
  • Coda : three things you can do to stop slavery.
Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales' disturbing story of slavery today reaches from brick kilns in Pakistan and brothels in Thailand to the offices of multinational corporations. His investigation of conditions in Mauritania, Brazil, Thailand, Pakistan, and India reveals the tragic emergence of a "new slavery", one intricately linked to the global economy. The new slaves are not a long-term investment as was true with older forms of slavery, explains Bales. Instead, they are cheap, require little care, and are disposable. Three interrelated factors have helped create the new slavery. The enormous population explosion over the past three decades has flooded the world's labor markets with millions of impoverished, desperate people. The revolution of economic globalization and modernized agriculture has dispossessed poor farmers, making them and their families ready targets for enslavement. And rapid economic change in developing countries has bred corruption and violence, destroying social rules that might once have protected the most vulnerable individuals. Bales' vivid case studies present actual slaves, slaveholders, and public officials in well-drawn historical, geographical, and cultural contexts. He observes the complex economic relationships of modern slavery and is aware that liberation is a bitter victory for a child prostitute or a bondaged miner if the result is starvation. Bales offers suggestions for combating the new slavery and provides examples of very positive results from organizations such as Anti-Slavery International, the Pastoral Land Commission in Brazil, and the Human Rights Commission in Pakistan. He also calls for researchers to follow the flow of raw materials and products from slave to marketplace in order to effectively target campaigns of "naming and shaming" corporations linked to slavery. "Disposable People" is the first book to point the way to abolishing slavery in today's global economy. All of the author's royalties from this book go to fund anti-slavery projects around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520272910 20160610
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5029-01, LAW-5029-01, LAW-5029-01
Book
136 p. : forms ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • When caring too much hurts
  • What is comnpassion fatigue?
  • Burdens of the chosen
  • The decision to heal
  • Standards of self-care
  • To family caregivers
  • To those entering the helping professions
  • When the workplace suffers
  • To weep for a stranger.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5029-01, LAW-5029-01, LAW-5029-01
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229 p. : map ; 22 cm.
This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived. In "A Long Way Gone", Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780374105235 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5029-01, LAW-5029-01, LAW-5029-01