'Everyone who loves sex workers or who is horrified by prostitution, everyone interested in what prostitution 'means' should read this book. Doezema's superlative analysis of inside information from sex workers and the UN illuminates the ways emotive cultural myths are compelling and how they are used. She explains the human tendency to repeat counterproductive efforts to restrict women 'for their protection' based on iconic myths.'
Melissa Hope Ditmore, Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work
'In this compelling analysis, Jo Doezema sheds new light on the meanings of the myth of “white slavery” and its contemporary, the trafficking of women. Rejecting stories about innocence lured, betrayed, and destroyed, this book importantly argues for a re-articulation of the trafficking narrative through an engagement with sex worker emancipatory struggles and a politics of social change. A must for any student or scholar of prostitution and human trafficking.'
Kamala Kempadoo, York University in Canada
'Sex Slaves and Discourse Masters offers an analytically sophisticated and politically astute analysis of myth and ideology in the creation of sex trafficking as a social issue. Doezema's work is not only smart but also lively and engaging.'
Wendy Chapkis, University of Southern Maine