Title

Review: What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

9-11-2018

Publication Title

International Sociology Reviews (ISR)

Volume

33

Issue

5

First page number:

579

Last page number:

582

Abstract

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, assistant professor of political science at the University of San Diego, provides readers with many truly unique, and largely overlooked insights into the world of contemporary slavery in his path-breaking book What Slaveholders Think. He does so by presenting the perspective of a group of actors whose voices are seldom heard in discussions about slavery: those of modern-day slaveholders themselves, and their views on slavery, emancipation, and how they believe they can, and will, respond to challenges to their long-held privileges. This book provides an important contribution to existing scholarship on contemporary slavery by undermining conventional wisdom and by dispelling stereotypes concerning who slaveholders are, and how they actually think about slavery and its abolition.

Keywords

Bonded labor, India, paternalism, slavery

Language

eng

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