Sex Trafficking - Hunger

Laura María Agustin talks about her latest book Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry and exposes the myths surrounding ‘human trafficking’.

In the 18th century political economists like Adam Smith and Thomas Malthus encouraged the view that the hungry were responsible for their own hunger, through being lazy, morally degenerate, and incapable of keeping their family size down. Laurie Taylor is joined by Professor James Vernon, author of new book Hunger, a modern history and Joanna Bourke Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London to discuss our attitudes past and present towards hunger.

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Mon 17 Dec 2007 00:15

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