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"The Trafficking of Women in China” Is gender a defining vulnerability factor?

Trang, Madelene LU (2013) UTVK03 20131
Sociology
Abstract
This thesis critically analyzes the aspect of women’s vulnerability factors in human trafficking in
China. The analysis is based on a previous research overview that brings up the most important
aspects and relates to the discussion on women’s vulnerability to the two trafficking forms, bride
and sex trafficking. The theoretical framework consists of two interconnected feminist theories;
feminist political economy and gendered relational approach. Both theories represent women and
identify women’s subordination and gender as a defining factor. The feminist political economy
approach looks at the totality of society, and sheds light on gender discriminating structures in the
patriarchal Chinese society, gendered relational approach... (More)
This thesis critically analyzes the aspect of women’s vulnerability factors in human trafficking in
China. The analysis is based on a previous research overview that brings up the most important
aspects and relates to the discussion on women’s vulnerability to the two trafficking forms, bride
and sex trafficking. The theoretical framework consists of two interconnected feminist theories;
feminist political economy and gendered relational approach. Both theories represent women and
identify women’s subordination and gender as a defining factor. The feminist political economy
approach looks at the totality of society, and sheds light on gender discriminating structures in the
patriarchal Chinese society, gendered relational approach focuses on the gendered power
relations and arises of women’s vulnerability from loss of social security, which makes them
vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking. Part of the analysis places the vulnerability factors
within the bigger picture of the Chinese States prevention and anti trafficking work. The thesis
concludes that gender is a vulnerability factor, from patriarchal historical and cultural teaching
there is a prevailing unequal gender power relation, where women in many areas of the Chinese
society are being discriminated. Although gender is a determining factor, with rising poverty and
the impact of policies by the Chinese State along with socioeconomic issues it has also shown to
increase female victims in trafficking. These are therefore also important factors to include. There
is a great need to further understand women’s vulnerability factors and address these to sincerely
combat trafficking in China. (Less)
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author
Trang, Madelene LU
supervisor
organization
course
UTVK03 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
gender, women, vulnerability, China, trafficking, inequality
language
English
id
3813870
date added to LUP
2013-08-23 11:11:51
date last changed
2013-08-23 11:11:51
@misc{3813870,
  abstract     = {This thesis critically analyzes the aspect of women’s vulnerability factors in human trafficking in
China. The analysis is based on a previous research overview that brings up the most important
aspects and relates to the discussion on women’s vulnerability to the two trafficking forms, bride
and sex trafficking. The theoretical framework consists of two interconnected feminist theories;
feminist political economy and gendered relational approach. Both theories represent women and
identify women’s subordination and gender as a defining factor. The feminist political economy
approach looks at the totality of society, and sheds light on gender discriminating structures in the
patriarchal Chinese society, gendered relational approach focuses on the gendered power
relations and arises of women’s vulnerability from loss of social security, which makes them
vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking. Part of the analysis places the vulnerability factors
within the bigger picture of the Chinese States prevention and anti trafficking work. The thesis
concludes that gender is a vulnerability factor, from patriarchal historical and cultural teaching
there is a prevailing unequal gender power relation, where women in many areas of the Chinese
society are being discriminated. Although gender is a determining factor, with rising poverty and
the impact of policies by the Chinese State along with socioeconomic issues it has also shown to
increase female victims in trafficking. These are therefore also important factors to include. There
is a great need to further understand women’s vulnerability factors and address these to sincerely
combat trafficking in China.},
  author       = {Trang, Madelene},
  keyword      = {gender,women,vulnerability,China,trafficking,inequality},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"The Trafficking of Women in China” Is gender a defining vulnerability factor?},
  year         = {2013},
}