SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Schaeffer-Grabiel, F. (2010). Sex trafficking as the ‘New Slave Trade’? Sexualities, 13(2), 153-160. doi:10.1177/1363460709359234

Abstract: This article analyzes the United Nation’s media branding of sex trafficking as the ‘New Slave Trade’. The association of forced sex with migrant women as slavery galvanizes a broad contingency against trafficking and broadens the power of the state to intervene in sexual activity under the jurisdiction of national security. Under the guise of national security, the media campaigns’ focus on slavery moralizes stronger border protection and the surveillance of migrants in order to prevent criminal networks and regimes of slavery from penetrating the pure boundaries of the USA nation-state.

Article 2: Gray, K. A. (2005). Women who succeeded in leaving public assistance for a living-wage job. Qualitative Social Work, 4(3), 309-326. doi:10.1177/1473325005055598

Abstract: Many women who leave welfare for work simply join the ranks of the working poor (Bowie et al., 2001; Edin and Lein, 1997; Gueron and Pauly, 1991; Levitan and Shapiro, 1987; Rank, 1994). Little is known about women who leave public assistance for a living-wage job or how they succeed in doing so. This article examines findings from in-depth interviews of women who successfully left public assistance for a living-wage job. The respondents suggested that formal assistance, such as a holistic job-training program, and informal assistance, such as the financial support of family and/or friends (with no expectations for reciprocity) are necessary for women to obtain and maintain a living-wage job. Implications for welfare policy are discussed.