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Human trafficking: a critical discourse analysis of governmental and non-governmental organizations in Alberta

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human trafficking, non-governmental organizations

Abstract (summary)

This presentation will discuss the results from a Sociology Honours research project which used critical discourse analysis to look at the discourses of human trafficking among governmental and non-governmental organizations. This presentation will demonstrate how through the use of critical discourse analysis three main levels of power relations were found, each having significant impacts on the knowledge production around human trafficking. By addressing the commonalities as well as the differences between the governmental and non-governmental organizations, this presentation will also discuss how power relates to the discourses of human trafficking that are most commonly disseminated to the general public, and how this may be problematic in continuing to silence certain groups in society.

Publication Information


Presented on April 23, 2019 at Student Research Day held at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.

Item Type

Undergraduate Thesis




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