The articles comprising this thematic symposium suggest options for exploring the nexus between freedom and unfreedom, as exemplified by the British abolitionists' anti-slavery campaign and the paradox of freedom. Each article has implications for how these abolitionists achieved their goals, social activists' efforts to secure reparations for slave ancestors, and modern slavery (e.g., human trafficking). We present the abolitionists' undertaking as a marketing campaign, highlighting the role of instilling moral agency and indignation through re-humanizing the dehumanized.
Shabbir, H., Hyman, M., Dean, D., & Dahl, S. (in press). ‘Freedom Through Marketing’ Is Not Doublespeak. Journal of business ethics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04281-x