Sex Work in Jamaica Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Slavery’s Afterlives

Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor, Julia O'Connell Davidson

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This chapter explores the contemporary experience of Jamaican sex workers against these two visions of slavery’s wrong. It argues that because it reads contract as freedom, current anti-trafficking discourse is forced to deny the ethnographic realities of phenomena it dubs “modern slavery.” A focus on what it means to live in the wake of racial slavery affords a more useful lens through which to analyze the restraints on freedom experienced by Jamaican sex workers today.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhite Supremacy, Racism and the Coloniality of Anti-Trafficking
Number of pages252
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2022

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