About this book


This open access edited collection examines representations of human trafficking in media ranging from British and Serbian newspapers, British and Scandinavian crime novels, and a documentary series, and questions the extent to which these portrayals reflect the realities of trafficking. It tackles the problematic tendency to under-report particular types of victim and forms of trafficking, and seeks to explore both dominant and marginalised points of view. The authors take a cross-disciplinary approach, utilising analytical tools from across the humanities and social sciences, including linguistics, literary and media studies, and cultural criminology. It will appeal to students, academics and policy-makers with an interest in human trafficking and its depiction in the modern day.


open access modern slavery newspapers social policy law enforcement border force human trafficking News Media crime fiction transnational organised crime victim hierarchy critical discourse analysis corpus linguistics narratology child trafficking cultural criminology true crime documentary film stylistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Christiana Gregoriou
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EnglishUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78213-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78214-0
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