Beyond Victimhood? Experiences of New Vietnamese Migrants in Britain: Modern Slavery, Trafficking and the Cannabis Trade | University of Oxford

Beyond Victimhood? Experiences of New Vietnamese Migrants in Britain: Modern Slavery, Trafficking and the Cannabis Trade

Speaker
Tamsin Barber (Oxford Brookes)
Event date
Event time
14:00 - 15:30
Venue
St Antony's College
62 Woodstock Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6JF
Venue details

Deakin Room

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

In this paper, Tamsin Barber interrogates the role of recent debates around Modern Slavery and trafficking in framing and understanding the experience of new Vietnamese migrants working in the cannabis trade and nail salons in the UK. By reflecting upon wider aspects of the lived experience and biographical processes of migration, the speaker will argue that these frameworks can unintentionally become complicit in rendering these migrants more vulnerable by disregarding their agency (more broadly conceived) and pre-migratory conditions.