Human trafficking in domestic work : a special case or a learning ground for the anti-trafficking field?
Title: Human trafficking in domestic work : a special case or a learning ground for the anti-trafficking field?
Citation: Journal of immigrant and refugee studies, 2017, Vol, 15, No. 2
Series/Number: [Global Governance Programme]; [Cultural Pluralism]
ISSN: 1556-2948; 1556-2956
This Special Issue looks at the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings (THB) in the domestic work sector in six European countries: Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and Great Britain. Contributions to this issue examine cases of severe exploitation in domestic work, analyze the conditions that are prone to exploitation, and explore why such situations of trafficking are not identified and prevented. Domestic work is an example of how gaps in policies (labor, immigration, welfare), social values and norms, and the relational dimension interplay in situations of trafficking. This is the point of departure, the premise, of this Special Issue. Given the peculiar nature of domestic work—being performed in private households and being at the junction of labor market and family—looking at trafficking in this context can contribute to advancing further the understanding of THB. Domestic work presents multifaceted challenges that speak to and inform a better understanding of the various areas and forms of trafficking.
Subject: Domestic work; Trafficking; Europe; Labour exploitation; Gender and migration; Migration; Gender; Trafficking and smuggling
Table of Contents:
-- Alexandra Ricard-Guay & Thanos Maroukis, Introduction (pp. 109-121) -- Beatriz Camargo Magalhães, Mind the Protection (Policy) Gap: Trafficking and Labor Exploitation in Migrant Domestic Work in Belgium (pp. 122-139) -- Eefje de Volder, Trafficking in the Domestic-Work Sector in the Netherlands: A Hidden Phenomenon (pp. 140-154) -- Thanos Maroukis, Keeping Up Appearances: The British Public Policy Response to the Trafficking of Domestic Workers in a Changing Regime of Social Protection (pp. 155-170) -- Letizia Palumbo, Exploiting for Care: Trafficking and Abuse in Domestic Work in Italy (pp. 171-186) -- Danai Angeli, Migrant Domestic Workers and Human Trafficking in Greece: Expanding the Narrative (pp. 187-203) -- Florence Levy, French Government Responses Against Trafficking in the Domestic Work Sector: Denial or Political Priority? (pp. 204-219)
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