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Sex, Power, and Slavery

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by Gwyn Campbell
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Sex, Power, and Slavery by Gwyn Campbell

Sexual exploitation was and is a critical feature of enslavement. Across many different societies, slaves were considered to own neither their bodies nor their children, even if many struggled to resist. At the same time, paradoxes abound: for example, in some societies to bear the children of a master was a potential route to manumission for some women. Sex, Power, and Slavery is the first history of slavery and bondage to take sexuality seriously.

Twenty-six authors from diverse scholarly backgrounds look at the vexed, traumatic intersections of the histories of slavery and of sexuality. They argue that such intersections mattered profoundly and, indeed, that slavery cannot be understood without adequate attention to sexuality. Sex, Power, and Slavery brings into conversation historians of the slave trade, art historians, and scholars of childhood and contemporary sex trafficking. The book merges work on the Atlantic world and the Indian Ocean world and enables rich comparisons and parallels between these diverse areas.

Contributors: David Brion Davis,Martin Klein,Richard Hellie,Abdul Sheriff,Griet Vankeerberghen,E. Ann McDougall,Matthew S. Hopper,Marie Rodet,George La Rue,Ulrike Schmieder,Tara Iniss,Mariana Candido,James Francis Warren,Johanna Ransmeier,Roseline Uyanga with Marie-Luise Ermisch,Francesca Ann Louise Mitchell,Shigeru Sato,Gabeba Baderoon,Charmaine Nelson,Ana Lucia Araujo,Brian Lewis,Ronaldo Vainfas,Salah Trabelsi,Joost Coté,Sandra Evers, and Subho BasuTo view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 704
Size: 1.2 MB
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 2370006334118 (DRM-EPUB)

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