The Social Construction of the Commercial Sex Workers in Makassar City

T.R Ridwan, Andi Lolo, Arlin Adam


This study aims at determining why society tolerates the existence of commercial sex workers. This study used a qualitative method with a phenomenological approach. Researchers in the phenomenological view attempted to understand the meaning of events and its linkages to ordinary people in certain situations. This research was focused on people who often interacted with commercial sex workers who work individually. The locations of this research were on Veteran Street, Sungai Saddang Street, Nusantara Street, and Topaz Street as the segregation places. These streets are very disturbing the surrounding society. The results show that apathy and moral decadence of the society are the factors why people give space of tolerance for the existence of commercial sex workers.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s1p215

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