Blood and Bondage

Dr Anne Ferguson1, Ms  Carley Ruiz1

1CQUniversity, Townsville, Australia,

2Griffith University, Southport , Australia

The commodification of humans and goods remain pivotal to maintaining slavery practices and human trafficking in todays world. In 2016 it was estimated that 40 million people were living as modern slaves and this number is growing as a result of social factors such as poverty and consumerism.

Bloodlines are often the ties that binds debt to vulnerable people and families, or in many cases also to unborn children who will be born with debt. Debt-bondage is one of the most common forms of slavery which arises when a person ‘s services or their family members are pledged as security for a debt. Slave masters and family members use a series of myths and techniques of neutralisation to justify modern slavery in human trafficking,

Quiet acceptance by the victims of modern slavery and others who enable the practice to continue means   from the cradle to the grave a person’s life chances are dominated by the inequality that characterises the modern world.

This paper will explore the concept of modern slavery practices in the era of globalisation by discussing the practices which contribute to keeping people slaves and the people who are tolerating the practices that are enabling modern slavery to survive and flourish.


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