21A.445J Slavery and Human Trafficking in the 21st Century
Explores the issue of human trafficking for forced labour and sexual slavery, focusing on its representation in recent scholarly accounts and advocacy as well as in other media. Ethnographic and fictional readings along with media analysis help to develop a contextualized and comparative understanding of the phenomena in both past and present contexts. Examines the wide range of factors and agents that enable these practices, such as technology, cultural practices, social and economic conditions, and the role of governments and international organizations. Discusses the analytical, moral and methodological questions of researching, writing, and representing trafficking and slavery.
This class has no prerequisites.
21A.445J will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by M. Buyandelger.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
You can find more information at the MIT Anthropology: Undergraduate Subjects site.
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