Co-presented with SEATTLE AGAINST SLAVERY.
University of California at San Diego scholar and human rights activist, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick draws on more than fifteen years of work and research, and looks tellingly at present-day traffickers and slaveholders in his book, What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do (Columbia University Press).
“A much-needed and unique work. Our understanding of modern slavery holds virtually nothing on slaveholders. Such a study has always been seen as the Holy Grail, truly critical knowledge if we are to move forward, but always outside our ability to grasp. Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick also goes somewhere that few scholars in this area have gone—raising important, challenging questions about how slaveholders might be understood and rehabilitated.” - Kevin Bales.
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