Cover Osteuropa 6/2006

In Osteuropa 6/2006

Documentation, Speculation, Emotion
Twelve Books on Human Trafficking and Forced Prostitution

Rebecca Plassa

Deutsche Fassung


When it comes to human trafficking, forced prostitution or even the sexual abuse of children, emotions quickly flare and speculation runs riot. The dimensions, causes and effects of human trafficking are less known. There is a lack of reliable data. A number of academic and literary publications are trying to remedy this deplorable state of affairs. Not all of the authors, however, are immune to expressing generalisations, superficiality and one-sided opinions.

(Osteuropa 6/2006, pp. 139–150)