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April 21, 2022 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm BST

Modern slavery and consumption

“Modern slavery involves “a relationship in which one person is controlled by another through violence, the threat of violence, or psychological coercion, and has lost free will and free movement, is exploited economically, and is paid nothing beyond subsistence” (Bales et al. 2009, p. 31). While insights into modern slavery among both academics and practitioners have significantly increased, there is a lack of research on the role of consumers. This is surprising as in the UK the 2015 Modern Slavery Act presents the consumer as a key stakeholder in enforcement. In this seminar, research which investigates how consumers understand and respond to modern slavery and their role in perpetuating and/or eradicating modern slavery will be presented and discussed.”

Deirdre Shaw is Professor of Marketing and Consumer Research at the University of Glasgow.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Alice Butler-Warke on [email protected]


April 21, 2022 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm BST




Robert Gordon University’s School of Applied Social Studies