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INDONESIAN LABOR WOMEN (TKW) HABITUS AND AGENCY

Kafa`ah: Journal of Gender Studies Vol 8, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : State Institute for Islamic Studies Imam Bonjol Padang

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This paper aims to describe the habitat and agency of Indonesian Labor Women (TKW). The method used is text analysis using Bourdieus perspective habitus. There are three selected texts on the consideration of the TKW theme and the different destination countries. Women migrant workers are women who strive and struggle to improve their standard of living. Habitus of TKW is low education, low skill, and poverty. There are three levels of an agency that women do. First, women break away from the shackles of poverty. Second, after becoming a female migrant worker, women break away from their employers. Third, women write the text. The TKW text contains the experience of women being TKW which aims to open reader and community awareness. TKW text is a narrative of Indonesian womens fortitude and fortitude in fighting for life and family life to be more prosperous and happy