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'Behind Closed Doors': Debt-Bonded Sex Workers in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sandy, Larissa Jane


In the trafficking discourse and international law, debt-bonded sex workers have been defined as 'victims of trafficking'. The hyperexploitative contractual arrangements faced by debt-bonded sex workers may be the most common form of contemporary forced labour practices in the modern industry. However, in this paper, I present women's individual experiences working under indenture in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. I do so because women's narratives raise many questions about 'consent' and 'coercion'...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1080/14442210903114223


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