Here is the prompt:
Evaluate a visual representation of human trafficking. Using course resources and those you locate on your own, build an argument about the accuracy and communicative effectiveness of the representation you select. You may wish to start by discussing how the problem is being framed, and what is the intended message. Helpful questions to ask yourself include who is likely to benefit from this representation of the problem? Who is implicitly or explicitly to blame? Is anything significant left out of the image?
Utilizing concepts of the male gaze, trope, ideal victim, gender inequality, stereotypes, intersectionality and/ or “White Slavery” evaluate the extent to which the visual representation you chose conforms to the trope of the ideal victim who is weak and blameless and/or the ideal perpetrator who is deviant but unknown.
Your discussion should take into account achieving a balance between the desire to capture attention and raise awareness on one hand, and the need for accuracy and the opportunity to restore the dignity of the survivor on the other. Your conclusion will address the significance of your argument: what is at stake in how human trafficking is represented?
Resources (may use some of these BUT must use 1 or 2 not on this list) :
Andrijasevic, Rutvia. 2007. “Beautiful Dead Bodies: Gender, Migration and Representations in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns” Feminist Review 86, pp. 24-44.
Christie, N. 1986. “The Ideal Victim.” From Crime Policy to Victim Policy: Reorienting the Justice System, E. Fattah (ed.) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Doezema, Jo. 1999. “Loose Women or Lost Women: The Re-emergence of the Myth of ‘White Slavery’ in Contemporary Discourses,” Gender Issues 18, pp. 23-50.
Keire, Mara. “The Vice Trust: A Reinterpretation of the White Slavery Scare in the United States 1907-1917.” Journal of Social History Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 5-41.
O’Brien, Erin. 2015. “Human Trafficking Heroes and Villains: Representing the Problem in Anti-Trafficking Awareness Campaigns.” Social & Legal Studies, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 205–24, doi:10.1177/0964663915593410.
Wilson, Michael and O’Brien, Erin. 2016. “Constructing the Ideal Victim in the United States of America’s Annual Trafficking in Persons Reports.” Crime, Law, and Social Change, Vol. 65, No. 1–2, pp. 29–45, doi:10.1007/s10611-015-9600-8.
Rodríguez-López, Silvia. 2018. “(De)Constructing Stereotypes: Media Representations, Social Perceptions, and Legal Responses to Human Trafficking.” Journal of Human Trafficking, 4:1, 61-72, DOI: 10.1080/23322705.2018.1423447 (Links to an external site.).
Paper Mechanics Checklist [Scoring Rubric Available on Canvas]
12 point font with one-inch margins.
Double-spaced, 5-6 pages, not including the works cited at the end.
State your thesis and provide an overview of your argument within the first or second paragraph.
All paragraphs less than a page in length.
If helpful, you may use descriptive headers for the sections of your paper. This may strengthen the organization for your paper and ease transitions.
Use the author-date system of in-text parenthetical citations, accompanied by a works cited section at the end of the paper.
Combine readings from the class with sources you locate on your own.
I am attaching the photo that needs to be analyzed as well as another resource that should be incorporated into the paper
Here is the prompt: