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Youth, Ojeg and Urban Space in Ternate

Youth, Ojeg and Urban Space in Ternate This article investigates young men's experiences in a recently introduced mode of transport, called ojeg (motorcycle taxi), in an urban island town. The paper explores questions of how the social and spatial dynamics of ojeg drivers, who are linked to different types of ojeg stations (pangkalan), are shaped by, but also influence, local affairs and the business of an alternative transport system. Social and spatial dynamics are key factors that influence the daily life of the ojeg drivers. The ojeg world has actively mediated the meaning of public spaces for these young men who experience some degree of freedom, and are able to build a sense of solidarity, but at the same time become political instruments. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology Taylor & Francis

Youth, Ojeg and Urban Space in Ternate

The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology , Volume 13 (1): 13 – Feb 1, 2012
13 pages

Youth, Ojeg and Urban Space in Ternate

Abstract

This article investigates young men's experiences in a recently introduced mode of transport, called ojeg (motorcycle taxi), in an urban island town. The paper explores questions of how the social and spatial dynamics of ojeg drivers, who are linked to different types of ojeg stations (pangkalan), are shaped by, but also influence, local affairs and the business of an alternative transport system. Social and spatial dynamics are key factors that influence the daily life of the ojeg...
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright The Australian National University
ISSN
1740-9314
eISSN
1444-2213
DOI
10.1080/14442213.2011.636065
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Abstract

This article investigates young men's experiences in a recently introduced mode of transport, called ojeg (motorcycle taxi), in an urban island town. The paper explores questions of how the social and spatial dynamics of ojeg drivers, who are linked to different types of ojeg stations (pangkalan), are shaped by, but also influence, local affairs and the business of an alternative transport system. Social and spatial dynamics are key factors that influence the daily life of the ojeg drivers. The ojeg world has actively mediated the meaning of public spaces for these young men who experience some degree of freedom, and are able to build a sense of solidarity, but at the same time become political instruments.

Journal

The Asia Pacific Journal of AnthropologyTaylor & Francis

Published: Feb 1, 2012

Keywords: Ojeg; Pangkalan; Motorcycle Taxis; Urban Space; Youth Identity and Mobility; North Maluku; Indonesia; Mobility; Territory

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