Globalization and Redemption

Kevin Bales

in Understanding Global Slavery

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780520245068
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932074 | DOI:
Globalization and Redemption

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This chapter has two main goals. First, it explains how slavery mirrors other economic pursuits in becoming globalized. Second, it looks at the traditional types of slavery practiced in Mauritania and Sudan, in order to take up the thorny question of the “redemption” of slaves in Sudan and to shed a little light on this problem by contextualizing it historically and socially.

Keywords: slavery; globalization; Mauritania; Sudan; redemption; slaves

Chapter.  6046 words. 

Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change

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