Special Issue "Social Inequality and the Global Slave Trade"


A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Valerie Zawilski
Department of Sociology, King's University College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 2M3, Canada
Website: http://www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/kings-faculty/faculty-biographies/valerie-zawilski/
E-Mail: vzawilsk@uwo.ca
Interests: social inequality; social movements; social justice in post-conflict societies; global health and human trafficking

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Social inequality is a politically, economically and socially constructed social phenomenon. Scholars recognize that social inequality is an international social problem that affects people through multiple sites of oppression, which comprise a matrix of domination. Intersections of inequality may include categories such as race, gender, class, sexual orientation, age, size, mental and physical disabilities, religious, regional and cultural identities. This special issue on social inequality will focus on the rise of the Global Slave Trade. Papers that examine the global and transnational links and neo-colonial origins of human trafficking, sexual slavery, the feminization of poverty, and child poverty especially in the Global South, will be considered for publication. This issue will focus on the socio-political origins of Global Slavery which is one of the most serious social problems in the world today.

Dr. Valerie Zawilski
Guest Editor


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  • slavery
  • matrix of domination
  • human trafficking

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p. 532-548
Societies 2014, 4(4), 532-548; doi:10.3390/soc4040532
Received: 1 April 2014; in revised form: 11 July 2014 / Accepted: 8 October 2014 / Published: 13 October 2014
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Societies 2014, 4(2), 148-160; doi:10.3390/soc4020148
Received: 21 January 2014; in revised form: 8 April 2014 / Accepted: 21 April 2014 / Published: 28 April 2014
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