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Reading: Human trafficking
Kevin Bales, Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy ( University of California, 2012)
E. Benjamin Skinner, A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face with Modern-Day Slavery (Free Press, 2009)
Louise Shelly, Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Siroj Sorajjakool, Human Trafficking in Thailand: Current Issues, Trends, and the Role of the Thai Government (Silkworm Books, 2013)
Julia Manzanares and Derek Kent, Only 13: The True Story of Lon (Only 13 Publications, 2006)
Janie A. Chuang, “The Challenges and Perils of Reframing Trafficking as ‘Modern-Day Slavery.’”
Fiona David, “When it Comes to Modern Slavery, do Definitions Matter?”
Reading: Gender, Sex Work, and Trafficking
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage, 2010)
Leslie Ann Jeffery, Sex and Borders: Gender, National Identity, and Prostitution Policy in Thailand (Silkworm Books, 2003)
Jarrett Davis, John Quinely, Glenn Miles, “Same-Same, But Different: A baseline study on the vulnerability of transgender sex workers in Bangkok.”
Reading: Sex work
Rachel Moran, Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution (W.W. Norton and Company, 2013)
Melissa Gira Grant, Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Verso, 2014)
Elizabeth Bernstein, “What’s Wrong with Prostitution? What’s Right with Sex Work? Comparing Markets in Female Sexual Labor,” 10 Hastings Women’s L. R. 91 (1999)
Sea-Young Cho, Axel Dreher, and Eric Neumayer, “Does Legalized Prostitution Increase Human Trafficking,” World Development 41 (2013): 67 – 82.
Rachel Moran, “Buying Sex Should not be Legal.” The New York Times, The Opinion Pages, August 28th, 2015.
The Freedom Story believes strongly in the Nordic Model, which criminalizes those purchasing sex while decriminalizing those selling it.