Rethinking Trafficking In Women: Politics Out of Security

Hardcover | March 15, 2008

byClaudia Aradau

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What should be done about trafficking in women? This book argues that the question to be asked is, 'What cannot be done about trafficking in women?' Exploring the complex relationship between security, subjectivity and politics, Aradau argues that security practices reproduce a politics of unfreedom and inequality. Politics out of security, on the contrary, is formulated around universality, equality and freedom. In the situation of trafficking, the equality and universality of work disrupt the specification of difference and of particularized subjectivity upon which security practices rely. Aradau emphasizes that the reduction of politics to security limits struggles for equality and freedom and entrenches divisions and boundaries in the world.
 

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What should be done about trafficking in women? This book argues that the question to be asked is, 'What cannot be done about trafficking in women?' Exploring the complex relationship between security, subjectivity and politics, Aradau argues that security practices reproduce a politics of unfreedom and inequality. Politics out of secu...

CLAUDIA ARADAU  is Lecturer in International Studies at The Open University, UK. Her work explores the implications of contemporary security practices, from human trafficking and migration to the war in terror, and reflects on the possibility of politics beyond the horizon of security.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.66 × 5.63 × 0.7 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230573312

ISBN - 13:9780230573314

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Table of Contents

Introduction: On the Contradictions of Trafficking in Women * Problematizing Trafficking in Women: In the Absence of Security? * Problematizing Security: The Presence of an Absence * Unmaking Security: Desecuritization, Emancipation, Ethics * Subjects, Knowledge, Resistance * The Politics of Equality * The Politics of (Ambiguous) Universality * The Politics of Freedom * Conclusion: Politics Happens