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The Resource What slaveholders think : how contemporary perpetrators rationalize what they do, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

What slaveholders think : how contemporary perpetrators rationalize what they do, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

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What slaveholders think : how contemporary perpetrators rationalize what they do
Title
What slaveholders think
Title remainder
how contemporary perpetrators rationalize what they do
Statement of responsibility
Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on fifteen years of work in the antislavery movement, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick examines the systematic oppression of men, women, and children in rural India and asks: How do contemporary slaveholders rationalize the subjugation of other human beings, and how do they respond when their power is threatened? More than a billion dollars have been spent on antislavery efforts, yet the practice persists. Why? Unpacking what slaveholders think about emancipation is critical for scholars and policy makers who want to understand the broader context, especially as seen by the powerful. Insight into those moments when the powerful either double down or back off provides a sobering counterbalance to scholarship on popular struggle. Through frank and unprecedented conversations with slaveholders, Choi-Fitzpatrick reveals the condescending and paternalistic thought processes that blind them. While they understand they are exploiting workers' vulnerabilities, slaveholders also feel they are doing workers a favor, often taking pride in this relationship. And when the victims share this perspective, their emancipation is harder to secure, driving some in the antislavery movement to ask why slaves fear freedom. The answer, Choi-Fitzpatrick convincingly argues, lies in the power relationship. Whether slaveholders recoil at their past behavior or plot a return to power, Choi-Fitzpatrick zeroes in on the relational dynamics of their self-assessment, unpacking what happens next
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Choi-Fitzpatrick, Austin
Dewey number
306.3/620905
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Human trafficking
  • Forced labor
  • Slaveholders
  • Slaveholders
  • Forced labor
  • Human trafficking
  • Slavery
Label
What slaveholders think : how contemporary perpetrators rationalize what they do, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In all its forms : slavery and abolition, movements and targets -- Best laid plans : a partial theory of social movement targets -- Just like family : slaveholders on slavery -- As if we are equal : slaveholders on emancipation -- The farmer in the middle : target response to threats -- Private wrongs : slavery and antislavery in contemporary India -- Long goodbye : the contemporary antislavery movement -- Between good and evil : the everyday ethics of resources and reappraisal
Control code
1856558
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780231181822
Lccn
2016028996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231181822
  • (OCoLC)958224495
Label
What slaveholders think : how contemporary perpetrators rationalize what they do, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In all its forms : slavery and abolition, movements and targets -- Best laid plans : a partial theory of social movement targets -- Just like family : slaveholders on slavery -- As if we are equal : slaveholders on emancipation -- The farmer in the middle : target response to threats -- Private wrongs : slavery and antislavery in contemporary India -- Long goodbye : the contemporary antislavery movement -- Between good and evil : the everyday ethics of resources and reappraisal
Control code
1856558
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780231181822
Lccn
2016028996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231181822
  • (OCoLC)958224495

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