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Item Description Fife, Wayne en_US 2009-10-30T00:15:26Z 2009-10-30T00:15:26Z 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fife, W. 1995. Models for Masculinity in Colonial and Postcolonial Papua New Guinea. The Contemporary Pacific 7 (2): 277-302. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the kinds of models that became available in the colonial context for indigenous men to be men in what eventually became the country of Papua New Guinea. One of the legacies of colonialism and the missionization of masculinity is the development of a new hierarchy of masculine values. These newer norms are in marked contrast to older forms of male effectiveness, and they have helped to define social distinctions within contemporary Papua New Guinea. At the same time, the reality of human behavior spills over the confines of both older and newer cultural norms, and the results can be confusing for individual males. However, individual confusion does not affect the overall saliency of these historically engendered forms of masculinity, nor the importance they may have for the justification of emerging social and economic inequalities within the country. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.publisher Center for Pacific Islands Studies en_US
dc.subject masculinity en_US
dc.subject missionization en_US
dc.subject colonialism en_US
dc.subject social class en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject Papua New Guinea en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania -- Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Models for Masculinity in Colonial and Postcolonial Papua New Guinea en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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