Themes In World History

Themes In World History - Slavery In Asia and the Indian...

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Slavery In Asia and the Indian Ocean 07/01/2008 13:28:00 What is slavery (definitions) Smugness, how is it even possible in a culture? Looking at it from the other  side of the fence it’s the rule not the exception  How did history take this turn? It would be like abolishing private property in modern times Contemporary slavery:  o sex trade, domestic servitude, indentured work o Exists all over the world, mostly in south east Asia, but also in world  most developed cities and countries o Working conditions, indentured servitude  What is the line between slavery / servitude / labour What does it mean o Loss of mobility  o Dependence for subsistence  o Forced to do what you don’t want to do o Commoditized o Reduction of identity: Slave / Property o Culturally / racially distinct “the other” o o Loss of culture o Geographical relocation  o Having a master o Debt Peonage / serfs / debtors / slaves  Atlantic Slavery  Conditions were pushed to the extremes, people were more non-human  commodities than any where else in history Take a look back to understand how this came to be
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Montesquieu – Esprit des Loir Early example of comparative sociology  Climate / geography  Institution  Moeurs Aceh – everyone is foreselling themselves, everyone has slaves  Mild Law of Slavery – mutual convention between two parties, equilibrium o Europe – Institutions led to freedom o Asia - advancement of civilization led to loss of freedom
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