Interview with Julia O’Connell Davidson on Modern Slavery

Angelo Martins Junior, Julia O'Connell Davidson

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In this interview for the TCS website, Angelo Martins Jr interviews Professor Julia O’Connell Davidson about her recent book, Modern Slavery: The Margins of Freedom (2015). The interview further discusses some of the most prominent (and often controversial) topics examined by O’Connell Davidson’s book, such as her understanding of modern slavery and her critique on (and consequences of) how anti-slavery movements, NGOs and right-wing and social democratic media and politicians have mistakenly appropriated and used the term. The interview further considers some of the global contemporary social, political and economic issues, such as ‘the refugee crisis’, border control, citizenship and global socio-economic inequalities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381–390
Number of pages9
JournalTheory, Culture & Society
Issue number7-8
Early online date20 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

Structured keywords

  • Migration Mobilities Bristol
  • modern slavery
  • migration
  • mobility


  • Modern slavery
  • anti-slavery
  • border control


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