Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

Culture, Sex and Religion: a Study of Contract-Marriage in Cisarua and Jakarta

Gadis Arivia, Abby Gina Boangmanalu


This research is about temporary marriage in the areas of Cisarua and Jakarta. The Islamic discourse in the Arabic culture views temporary marriage as positive to avoid promiscuity (zina). This research indicates that the practice of temporary marriage is manipulation of religion and degradation of Indonesian women. The dominance of Arabic culture in Cisarua influenced the subjectivity and sexuality of women in Indonesia. Respect for the identity of Indonesian women have faded because Indonesian cultural values are not upheld, overpowered by Arabic-patriachal culture and the fact that poverty is still an issue. Temporary marriage is basically prostitution legalized under the pretext of religion. Temporary marriage and siri marriage cannot be distinguished because both exploits the female body.


culture; religion; sex; temporary-marriage

Full Text:



Ahmed, Leila. 1982. Women and Gender in Islam: Historical roots of a modern debate, New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

Boudhiba, A. 1975. La Sexualite en Islam. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

El Sadaawi, Nawal. 1980. The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World, London: Zed Press.

Foucault, Michel, 1986. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison.

Harmondsworth: Peregrine.

Haryono, Bagus. 2011. Kawin Kontrak Di Indonesia: Fungsional Bagi Siapa? Jurnal Sosiologi, Vol.26 No.1, 2011.

Haeri, Shahla, 2000. Temporary Marriage and the State in Iran: An Islamic Discourse on Female Sexuality, dalam Women and Sexuality in Muslim Societies, ed. Pinar Ilkkaracan, WWHR:Turkey.

Imam, Ayesha M, 2000. The Muslim Religious Right (Fundamentalists) and Sexuality, dalam Women and Sexuality in Muslim Societies, ed. Pinar Ilkkaracan, WWHR:Turkey.

Jakarta Post, 29 Juni 2006. VP moots using women in Arab tourism push., 5 Desember 2012. Blak-blakan dengan Sarah, Pelaku Kawin Kontrak., 10 Desember 2012. Polda Metro: Kawin Kontrak Tak Bisa Dipidana.

Mitchell, Juliet, 1985. Feminine Sexuality, WW Norton Books:USA.

Safitri, Cahya Milia Tirta, 2013. Latar Belakang Kawin Kontrak (Studi Fenomenologis Pada Wanita Pelaku Kawin Kontrak di Kabupaten Jepara), Skripsi Jurusan Psikologi, Fakultas Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas Semarang.

Trans TV, Reportase Investigasi oleh Ivan Kurnia, Jadilah Istirku 3 Bulan Saja, www.


  • There are currently no refbacks.