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Le travail du sexe au Cameroun

Une émancipation pour les migrantes chinoises ?
Sex Work in Cameroon: An Emancipation for Chinese Migrant Women?
Patience Biligha Tolane
p. 103-125


This article is about Chinese sex workers and their process of reformulating their work. It is based on fieldwork carried out since 2013. The analysis focuses on the different constraints on Chinese prostitute women practicing their activity in Cameroon and the spaces of autonomy they create to establish new conceptions of what work is in the globalized world. Particular attention is paid to the contradictions between emancipation and alienation through sex work as put forward furtively in the words of my interlocutors.

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Bibliographical reference

Patience Biligha Tolane, « Le travail du sexe au Cameroun », Journal des anthropologues, 158-159 | 2019, 103-125.

Electronic reference

Patience Biligha Tolane, « Le travail du sexe au Cameroun », Journal des anthropologues [Online], 158-159 | 2019, Online since 03 January 2022, connection on 29 February 2020. URL : ; DOI :

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About the author

Patience Biligha Tolane

Université Paris 7 – CESSMA (Centre d’études en sciences sociales sur les mondes africains, américains et asiatique) – UMR 245.
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