Modern slavery, School lunch boxes
Laurie Taylor explores the tensions and dilemmas at the heart of contemporary struggles against enslavement. Plus a look at how school lunchboxes create conflicts.
Modern Slavery: Laurie Taylor explores the tensions and dilemmas at the heart of contemporary struggles against enslavement; from forced labour to sex trafficking. He's joined by Julia O'Connell Davidson, the author of a new study which argues that the 'new abolitionist movement' fails to address the fundamental realities of injustice and exploitation in a globalised world. The writer and journalist, Rahila Gupta, offers another perspective.
Also, school lunchboxes: Vicki Harman, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Royal Holloway, University of London, considers the way in which middle class mothers view their children's packed lunches as a reflection of their parenting skills - sometimes struggling to satisfy their children's tastes and keeping on the right side of the school's strict guidelines. Is a home-made cupcake a transgression of rules or a worthy display of good mothering and home baking?
Producer: Jayne Egerton.
Rahila Gupta, Enslaved: The New British Slavery, (Portobello Books, 2007)
Julia O'Connell Davidson, Modern Slavery and the Margins of Freedom: Debtors, Detainees and Children, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)