Agency and Resilience in the Sex Trade: Adolescent Girls in Rural Indramayu
Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology , Volume 13 - Issue 1 p. 21- 35
This article examines resilience and coping behaviours of adolescent girls from rural Indramayu (West Java) who entered (but also resisted entering) the sex trade. It explores how they perceive and experience oppression, and pinpoints aspects of their agency in the face of dire circumstances. It argues that the tendency to categorise minors in the sex trade as a homogeneous social group of victims whose agency is entirely effaced obscures better understanding of their real-life circumstances.
|Adolescence, Agency, Child Trafficking, Indonesia, Resilience, Sex Trade|
|Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology|
|Organisation||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
Sano, A. (2012). Agency and Resilience in the Sex Trade: Adolescent Girls in Rural Indramayu. Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 13(1), 21–35. doi:10.1080/14442213.2011.636064