Abjected Bodies

The Bogus Woman and British New Slaveries in the Context of Postcolonial Studies

Pietro Deandrea

DOI: 10.4324/9781003110231-8

The trafficking, exploitation, and enslavement of migrants in contemporary Britain is a phenomenon that has grown, since the early 1990s, to massive proportions, involving economic migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. In August 2017 the National Crime Agency reported that more than 300 police operations were underway throughout the country “with cases affecting every large town and city” and trafficking “so widespread that ordinary people would be unwittingly coming into contact with victims every day” (Casciani n. pag.).

Both creative and critical literature frequently describe these “new slaves” ...

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