Sex, Power, and Slavery

Sex, Power, and Slavery


Sexual exploitation used to be and is a serious function of enslavement. throughout many alternative societies, slaves have been thought of to possess neither their our bodies nor their young ones, no matter if many struggled to withstand. whilst, paradoxes abound: for instance, in a few societies to endure the youngsters of a grasp was once a possible path to manumission for a few girls. Sex, energy, and Slavery is the 1st historical past of slavery and bondage to take sexuality seriously.

Twenty-six authors from different scholarly backgrounds examine the vexed, aggravating intersections of the histories of slavery and of sexuality. They argue that such intersections mattered profoundly and, certainly, that slavery can't be understood with no sufficient recognition to sexuality.

Sex, strength, and Slavery brings into dialog historians of the slave alternate, artwork historians, and students of youth and modern intercourse trafficking. The booklet merges paintings at the Atlantic global and the Indian Ocean global and permits wealthy comparisons and parallels among those assorted areas.

participants: David Brion Davis, Martin Klein, Richard Hellie, Abdul Sheriff, Griet Vankeerberghen, E. Ann McDougall, Matthew S. Hopper, Marie Rodet, George l. a. Rue, Ulrike Schmieder, Tara Iniss, Mariano 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, Saleh Trabelsi, Joost Coté, Sandra Evers, Subho Basu.

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