Unjust Decision Making Resulting in Marginalization of the Powerless Prostitution Community in Silir­Semanggi of Solo

Sudarmoa, (2011) Unjust Decision Making Resulting in Marginalization of the Powerless Prostitution Community in Silir­Semanggi of Solo. Sociology Study, 1 (3). pp. 187-197. ISSN 2159‐5526

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    The city government of Solo has made a decision that street vendors operating in the city’s Revolution Monument in Banjarsari Square for years must be relocated to the new built traditional market, called Pasar Notoharjo. This study utilized ethnographic methods, a combination of methods including observation, in‐depth interview, focus group and the unobtrusive method including collecting written information. The study showed that the decision of Solo city government which tended to privilege street vendors’ interests resulted in the life chance of prostitution was deteriorated and marginalized. The city government has accommodated street vendors’ demand to remove the organized prostitution community operating in Silir‐Semanggi of Solo since 1960s as one of requirements for their relocation to this area, where the new built traditional market with more than one thousand kiosks was provided for street vendors. The procuresses’ demand to obtain their rights of the land they occupied for more than 20 years on behalf of their legal ownership failed due to administrative, bureaucratic and legal obstacles. Prostitutes were inhumanly chased away by the city government apparatuses in collaboration with the police from the site of operation in 2006 and it resulted that the social and economic lives of procuresses and prostitutes got worse since their prostitution activities in this location were totally forbidden and unfinished. Both procuresses and prostitutes were marginalized because they did not have links to the powerful stakeholder who were able to protect their rights. Their health was in danger because the city government’s concern to their activities was limited in particularly since 1998 when the location was formally closed by Solo mayor of the new order.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
    Divisions: Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat - LPPM
    Depositing User: Anis Fagustina
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2014 17:39
    Last Modified: 03 May 2014 17:39
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/14491

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