Accompanying Siobhan Brooks’s Feminist Frictions essay, “Innocent White Victims and Fallen Black Girls: Race, Sex Work, and the Limits of Anti-Sex Trafficking Laws“
Other Digital Archive Page:
Laura María Agustin. Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry. London and New York: Zed Books, 2007.
Christien Anker and Jeroen Doomernik. Trafficking and Women’s Rights. Women’s Rights in Europe. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Carrie N. Baker. Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade: Gender, Race, and Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Kathleen Barry. Female Sexual Slavery. New York: New York University Press, 1979.
David Batstone. Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2007.
Denise Brennan. What’s Love Got to Do with It? : Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic. Latin America Otherwise. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.
Denise Brennan. Life Interrupted: Trafficking into Forced Labor in the United States. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.
Leslie Ann Jeffery. Sex and borders: Gender, national identity, and prostitution policy in Thailand. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2002.
Kamala Kempadoo, Jyoti Sanghera and Bandana Pattanaik. Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered : New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2005.
Elina Penttinen. Globalization, Prostitution and Sex-Trafficking: Corporeal Politics. London and New York: Routledge, 2008.
Ramona Vijeyarasa, Sex, Slavery and the Trafficked Woman: Myths and Misconceptions About Trafficking and its Victims. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.
Blowin’ Up. Directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal. New Jersey: Juno Films, 2018.
- Chloe Schama. “A New Documentary Highlights a Novel—And Revolutionary—Way to Process Human Trafficking Victims,” Vogue, April 23, 2018.
Aziza Ahmed and Meena Seshu, “’We Have the Right Not to be Rescued’: When anti-trafficking programmes undermine the health and well-being of sex workers.” Anti-Trafficking Review vol. 1, no. 103 (2012): 149-168.
Elizabeth Bernstein, “Militarized Humanitarianism Meets Carceral Feminism: The Politics of Sex, Rights, and Freedom in Contemporary Anti-Trafficking Campaigns,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, special issue on Feminists Theorize International Political Economy, guest edited by Kate Bedford and Shirin Rai vol. 36, no. 1 (2012): 45-71.
Elizabeth Bernstein, “Sexual Commerce and the Global Flow of Bodies, Desires, and Social Policies.” Guest editor of special issue of Sexuality Research and Social Policy vol. 5, no. 4 (2008).
Elizabeth Bernstein, “The Sexual Politics of the ‘New Abolitionism.’” Differences: Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies vol. 18, no. 3 (2007): 128-151.
Andrea Marie Bertone, “Sexual Trafficking in Women: International Political Economy and the Politics of Sex.” Gender Issues vol. 18, no. 1 (1999): 4-22.
Denise Brennan, “Competing claims of victimhood? Foreign and domestic victims of trafficking in the United States.” Sexuality Research & Social Policy vol. 5, no. 4 (2008): 45.
Remote Sensing. Directed by Ursula Biemann. Women Make Movies: New York City, 2001.
Wendy Chapkis, “Soft glove, punishing fist: The trafficking victims protection act of 2000.” In Elizabeth Bernstein and Laurie Schaffner, eds., Regulating Sex: The Politics of Intimacy and Identity. New York: Routledge (2005): pp. 51-67.
Jo Doezema, “Loose Women or Lost Women? The Re-emergence of the Myth of White Slavery in Contemporary Discourses of Trafficking of Women.” Gender Issues vol. 18, no. 1 (2000): 23-50.
Jo Doezema, “Now You See Her, Now You Don’t: Sex Workers at the UN Trafficking Protocol Negotiation.” Social and Legal Studies vol. 14, no. 61 (2005): 61-89.
Anne T. Gallagher and Rebecca Surtees, “Measuring the Success of Counter Trafficking Interventions in the Criminal Justice Sector: Who decides-and how?.” Anti-Trafficking Review vol. 1 (2012).
Kimberly Kay Hoang, “Perverse Humanitarianism and the Business of Rescue: What’s Wrong with NGOs and What’s Right about the “Johns”?.” Perverse Politics? Feminism, Anti-Imperialism, Multiplicity vol. 30 (2016): 19-43.
Kari Lerum and Barbara G. Brents, “Sociological perspectives on sex work and human trafficking.” Sociological Perspectives vol. 59, no. 1 (2016): 17-26.
Stephanie A. Limoncelli, “The Trouble with Trafficking: Conceptualizing Women’s Sexual Labor and Economic Human Rights.” Women’s Studies International Forum vol. 32, no. 4 (2009): 261-69.
Alexandra Lutnick, Jennie Harris, Jennifer Lorvick, Helen Cheng, Lynn D. Wenger, Philippe Bourgois, Alex H. Kral, Examining the Associations Between Sex Trade Involvement, Rape, and Symptomatology of Sexual Abuse Trauma. Journal of Interpersonal Violence vol. 30, no. 11 (2015): 1847-1863.
Sharon Pickering and Julie Ham, “Hot Pants at the Border: Sorting Sex Work from Trafficking,” The British Journal of Criminology, vol. 54, no. 1 (2014): 2–19.
Penelope Saunders, “Traffic Violations: Determining the Meaning of Violence in Sexual Trafficking Versus Sex Work.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence vol. 20, no. 3 (2005): 343–60.
Gretchen Soderlund, “Running from the Rescuers: New U.S. Crusades Against Sex Trafficking and the Rhetoric of Abolition.” NWSA Journal vol. 17, no. 3 (2005): 64-87.
Carole S. Vance, “Thinking Trafficking, Thinking Sex.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies vol. 17, no. 1 (2011): 135-143.
Ronald Weitzer, Researching Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Comparatively. Sexuality Research and Social Policy vol. 12, no. 2 (2015): 81-91.
Veronica Magar, “Rescue and Rehabilitation: A Critical Analysis of Sex Workers’ Antitrafficking Response in India,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society vol. 37, no. 3 (2012).
Anne Elizabeth Moore. Threadbare: Clothes, Sex and Trafficking. Portland: Microcosm Publishing, 2016.
Dreamcatcher. Directed by Kim Longinotto. UK: 2015.
The Peacekeepers and the Women. Directed by Karin Jurschick. Germany, 2003.
Policy and Legal Debates
Aziza Ahmed. “HIV, Violence Against Women, and the Criminal Law Interventions,” CUNY Law Review Footnotes Forum(December 7, 2014).
Aziza Ahmed. “Trafficked? AIDS, Criminal Law and the Politics of Measurement,” 70 University of Miami Law Review 96 (2015).
Eri Albright and Kate D’Adamo. “Decreasing Human Trafficking through Sex Work Decriminalization.” AMA Journal of Ethics 19, no. 1 (2017): 122-126.
Jacqueline Berman. “The Left, the Right, and the Prostitute: The Making of US Antitrafficking in Persons Policy.” Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law 14 (2006): 269-93.
Elizabeth Bernstein. “Carceral Politics as Gender Justice? The ‘Traffic in Women’ and Neoliberal Circuits of Crime, Sex, and Rights.” Theory and Society (2012): 41:3, 33-259.
Seo-Young Cho, Axel Dreher, and Eric Neumayer. “Does legalized prostitution increase human trafficking?.” World Development 41 (2013): 67-82.
Janie A. Chuang. “Exploitation Creep and the Unmaking of Human Trafficking Law.” The American Journal of International Law 108, no. 4 (2014): 609-49.
- Aziza Ahmed. “’Exploitation Creep’ and Development: A Response to Janie Chuang,” American Journal of International Law Unbound (June 11, 2015).
Janie A. Chuang. “Rescuing Trafficking from Ideological Capture: Prostitution Reform and Anti-trafficking Law and Policy.” University of Pennsylvania Law Review 158, no. 6 (2010): 1655-1728.
Amy Foerster. “Contested bodies: Sex trafficking NGOs and transnational politics.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 11, no. 2 (2009): 151-173.
Anne T. Gallagher. The International Law of Human Trafficking. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Prabha Kotiswaran, ed. Revisiting the law and governance of trafficking, forced labor and modern slavery. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Ed Pilkington. “Trump Labor Secretary Who Cut Epstein Deal Plans to Slash Funds for Sex Trafficking Victims.” The Guardian. July 10th, 2019.
Katrin Roots. “Anti-trafficking Efforts and Colonial Violence in Canada.” Anti-Trafficking Review, no. 12 (2019): 201-04.
Rebecca Tan, “Amid Immigration Crackdown, Undocumented Abuse Victims Hesitate to Come Forward.” Washington Post. June 30th, 2019.
Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA)
Lux Alptraum. “The Internet made sex work safer. Now Congress has forced it back into the shadows.” The Verge. May 1, 2018.
Amanda Arnold. “Here’s What’s Wrong With the So-Called Anti–Sex Trafficking Bill.” The Cut. March 20, 2018.
Christine Biederman. “Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle with the Feds.” Wired. June 18, 2019.
Bridget Bennett. “’There Is a Lot of Fight We Still Have to Fight’: Voices from the Sex Workers’ March.” Broadly. Jun 4 2018.
Lynn Casey. “Police look for more ways to investigate trafficking without Backpage.” Fox23. May 4, 2018.
Alexander Cheves. “The Dangerous Trend of LGBTQ Censorship on the Internet.” Out. December 6, 2018.
Samantha Cole. “Trump Just Signed SESTA/FOSTA, a Law Sex Workers Say Will Literally Kill Them.” Motherboard. Apr 11 2018.
Deborah Feyerick and Sheila Steffen. “A lurid journey through Backpage.com.” The CNN Freedom Project. May 10, 2012.
Annie Gilbertson, Aaron Mendelson & Angela Caputo. “Collateral Damage. How LA’s fight against sex trafficking is hurting vulnerable women.” LAist. August 7th, 2019
April Glaser. “There Is No New Backpage.” Slate. February 13, 2019.
Human Rights Watch. “US: Block Law Endangering Sex Workers.” Human Rights Watch. September 19, 2019.
Sarah Jeong. “A new bill to fight sex trafficking would destroy a core pillar of internet freedom.” The Verge. Aug 1, 2017.
Glenn Kessler. “Has the sex-trafficking law eliminated 90 percent of sex-trafficking ads?”. The Washington Post. August 20, 2018.
Laura LeMoon. “SESTA Won’t Stop Sex Trafficking, But It Will Kill Sex Workers.” Vice. Apr 26 2018.
Laura LeMoon. “Trump Just Signed Legislation That Could Be Deadly For Sex Workers Like Me.” The Huffington Post. April 15, 2018.
Sarah Lynch. “Backpage.com founders, others indicted on prostitution-related charges.” Reuters. April 9, 2018.
Alana Massey. “If You Care About Sex Trafficking, Trust People in the Sex Trades — Not Celebrities.” Allure. March 8, 2018.
Emily McCombs. “‘This Bill Is Killing Us’: 9 Sex Workers On Their Lives In The Wake Of FOSTA.” Huffington Post, May 17, 2018.
Meghan Peterson, Bella Robinson, and Elena Shih. “The New Virtual Crackdown on Sex Workers’ Rights: Perspectives from the United States.” Anti-Trafficking Review, no. 12 (2019): 189-93.
Siouxise Q. “Anti-Sex-Trafficking Advocates Say New Law Cripples Efforts to Save Victims.” Rolling Stone. May 25, 2018.
Jon Queally. “Leaked Draft of Executive Order to “Censor the Internet” Sets Off Alarm Bells.” TruthOut. August 11th, 2019.
Olivia Solon and Sabrina Siddiqui. “Why is Silicon Valley fighting a sex trafficking bill?” The Guardian. 7 Sep 2017.
“Testimony of Abigail Slater, General Counsel, Internet Association” (PDF). Internet Association. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
Matt Young. “Sex workers in Australia say American law is creating devastating losses back home.” News.com.au. April 23, 2018.
Legislation & Policy:
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (2000). “Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime.”
United States Department of Justice. (2011). “Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2008–2010.”
United States Department of State. (2000). “Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (Public Law 106–386).”
United States Department of State. (2005). “Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 972).”
United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report. (2006). “Human Trafficking: Better Data, Strategy, and Reporting Needed to Enhance U.S. Antitrafficking Efforts Abroad” (GAO-06-825).
Urban Justice Center (2009). The Use of Raids to Fight Trafficking in Persons.