Child Trafficking, Youth Labour Mobility and the Politics of by Neil Howard

By Neil Howard

This booklet presents the 1st overarching, empirically grounded, serious research of kid trafficking as an idea, ordering precept, and artefact of politics. It examines (once) hegemonic anti-child trafficking discourse, coverage and perform, and does so via putting secondary literature from around the globe in dialog the author’s paradigmatic case learn of the placement in southern Benin. It deconstructs the kid trafficking paradigm, contrasts it with ‘real’ histories of kid and formative years labour and mobility, and seeks to give an explanation for it through going ‘inside’ the anti-trafficking box. In doing so, Howard tells a gripping tale of ideology at work. 

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