The function of these celebrities is to act out various lifestyles or sociopolitical viewpoints in a full, totally free manner… —Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle, thesis 60. Like a golfer hitting a hole-in-one, a footballer bending a miracle goal through the posts, or a basketballer driving the lane to slam-dunk, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph has run every tabloid’s most sought-after yarn: Member of Parliament, extramarital affair, pregnant staffer, shock, shame.
A longer version of this piece along with all the articles from the Anti-Trafficking Review’s special issue ‘The lessons of history’ may be read for free on the journal’s website. The transatlantic slave trade has been used since the turn of the millennium as the primary touchstone of the anti-trafficking movement. It is the great historical comparative that gives campaigns against human trafficking and ‘modern slavery’ their evocative power.
George sat on the park bench, holding his head in his hands. He'd already turned away a couple of concerned passers-by, assuring them, between sobs, that he would be all right. And he would, he knew. Experience told him that. But it didn't make it any easier. It was always tough saying goodbye.
@keithryan28 a wide range of tactics, propaganda and deceptions. The most enticing was the promise of land but this only applied to some colonies. See Jamaica (1681): "Servants..to serve for four years...to be entitled to thirty acres at the end of their term."
The most popular iteration of the “Irish slaves” meme this year was published on Facebook by YouTube “comedian” Amiri King (1.3 million followers) on 26 January 2018. It has been shared c.80,000 times so far, thus potentially appearing on millions of different Facebook timelines https://t.co/ms3QNLNWD5
I am interviewed alongside Matt Reilly, an archaeologist and scholar of slavery in Barbados who has done crucial work in this area. You should all bookmark and read the paper he co-authored with Prof Jerome Handler. http://bit.ly/2DzDKVvhttps://t.co/Va4HMtTljb
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