Human Trafficking in Asia
Edited by Sallie Yea, Pattana Kitiarsa
To Be Published June 30th 2013 by Routledge – 256 pages
Human Trafficking in Asia analyses the complex issues surrounding internal and cross-border human trafficking in Asia by asserting critical perspectives and methodologies. It extends the range of sites for discussion and sectors in which human trafficking takes place. The book re-centres human trafficking as an area of legitimate academic inquiry in a region that is often considered as an epicenter for human trafficking: East and Southeast Asia. It thus offers an in-depth analysis and up-to-date knowledge on research methodologies and engagements, patterns and forms of human trafficking, constructively critiquing anti-trafficking campaigns and discourses, and offering examples of good practice within the region that help us move beyond the impasse that currently hampers human trafficking as a field of inquiry in the social sciences.
1. Introduction Sallie Yea and Pattana Kitiarsa Part 1: Methodological & Ethical Issues in Researching Human Trafficking 2. Virgin Territory: Ethnographic Insight, Public Policy and the Trade in Minority Girls in Southeast Asia David Feingold 3."Will the Natives Build You a Hut?" Anthropological Reflections on Researching "Traffickers", "Anti-Traffickers" and the Politics of Access Sverre Molland 4. Another Side of the Story: Exploring Biases in Trafficking Research Rebecca Surtees 5. Ethnical Concerns in Feminist Participatory Action Research with Geographically and Socially Isolated Groups Rebecca Napier-Moore 6. The Widespread Non-Identification of Victims as a Challenge to Counter-Trafficking Responses Paul Buckley Part 2: Critiquing Anti-Trafficking 7. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: In the Name of Victim Protection Anders Lisborg 8. Anti-Trafficking Programs and Their Impact on Temporary Labour Migrants in Malaysia Lenore Lyons and Michele Ford 9. Victims of Human Trafficking or Suspects of Fraudulent Marriage? Knowledge Production of ‘Runaway Brides’ in the Sex Related Industry in Taiwan Hsun Hui Tseng 10. Globalizing Morality: The Transnational Moral Economy of Women’s Work in the Anti-Trafficking Movement Elena Shih Part 3: Complicating Human Trafficking 11. Jammed: The Biopolitics of Fear in Managing Trafficked Women in Singapore’s Sex Industry Sallie Yea 12. Transacted Kinship: Vietnamese Children Sold for Adoption in Cambodia Nicolas Lainez 13. Trafficking at Sea: The Situation of Enslaved Fishermen in Asia Sophie Nonnenmacher 14. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: The Dependency of ‘Illegal’ Migrants on People Smuggling in Indonesia Antje Missbach and Frieda Sinanu Part 4: Moving Forward 15. Shifting Public Anti-Trafficking Discourses in the Media Julie Ham 16. The Role of Media-Based Interventions in Combating Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia Scott Downman 17. Capacity Building of Local NGOs in Researching Human Trafficking: The Case of Internal Labour Trafficking of Boys in Vietnam Sallie Yea, Dinh Thi Ngoc Quy, Nygun Thi Hong and Tran Thi Kim Tuyen 18. Conclusion
Sallie Yea is Visiting Fellow in the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.
Pattana Kitiarsa is Assistant Professor in the Southeast Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore.