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The Legal Understanding of SlaveryFrom the Historical to the Contemporary$
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Jean Allain

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199660469

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.001.0001

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Slavery in its Contemporary Manifestations

Slavery in its Contemporary Manifestations

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(p.281) 15 Slavery in its Contemporary Manifestations
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The Legal Understanding of Slavery
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Kevin Bales

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0016

This chapter aims to provide a subtle understanding of the ways slavery can be measured, predicted, and identified in modern society, both in terms of the wider social and economic factors that support modern slavery and the individual lived experience of enslavement. It uses specific indicators to measure the risk of enslavement in certain nations, communities, and/or regions. It also discusses the factors that support human trafficking and slavery, as well as the ways that slaves are used to produce local, national, and global products. This chapter observes that while slavery makes up a much smaller component of the global economy and society today, it still affects human beings on a massive scale.

Keywords:   modern slavery, lived experience, enslavement, risk of enslavement, human trafficking, contemporary manifestations

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