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The first essay is on both Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz and Loung Ung’s First They Killed My Father. The second essay is on Kevin Bales’s Disposable People. Essays should each be 2-3 pages double-spaced in length, and cite specific examples from the books using either quotes or paraphrasing with parenthetical notation (MLA style). No outside research is necessary, but reference to other course readings and content is strongly encouraged. These essays are due uploaded to turnitin.com by the deadline, with prompts below.
1. Both Survival in Auschwitz and First They Killed my Father are first-hand accounts of survivors of German and Cambodian “democide” in the twentieth century. Describe how the categories of race, class, and gender shaped the circumstances of each of these mass killings, and the specific experiences of Primo Levi and Loung Ung.
2. Kevin Bales describes modern slavery as, “adapting an ancient practice to the new global economy,” (11). First, explain the meaning of this description. What is modern slavery? What characterizes the new global economy? Then, explain how modern slavery has arisen out of the historical trends that we have explored in our course. Finally, choose TWO countries explored by Bales and show how modern slavery operates in the new global economy.
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