Trata trasatlánticapasado colonial, presente en un mundo globalizado

  1. Sara García Cuesta 1
  2. María del Carmen Barrera Casañas 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


XXI Coloquio de Historia Canario-Americana
  1. Elena Acosta Guerrero (coord.)

Publisher: Cabildo Insular de Gran Canaria

Year of publication: 2016

Congress: Coloquio de Historia Canario-Americana (21. 2014. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

Type: Conference paper


This poster shows an interpretive analysis of the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings, from the colonial period (sixteenth to nineteenth century) to the present. Historical facts and maps show human trafficking should be seen as a global question of social tolerance towards this historical phenomenon of exploitation and violence. Contemporary forms of trafficking are deeply rooted in power relations related to the structure of social, ethnic, cultural and gendered inequality. Currently, different characteristics of the global context contribute to increased trafficking, conditions of impunity and more economic incomes than ever before