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Introduction- Engendering Violence in Papua New Guinea: Persons, Power and Perilous Transformations
Gender violence poses a classic anthropological dilemma apropos human universals versus culturally relative concepts and values. But, both in research and in policy and associated programs ofExpand
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Imagining Oceania: Indigenous and Foreign Representations of a Sea of Islands
This paper considers the relation of indigenous and foreign in how "the Pacific" and the "Pacific Rim" have been and are imagined. First, I ponder the power of cartography through the lens of twoExpand
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Moving Masculinities: Memories and Bodies Across Oceania
Past studies of Oceanic masculinities have tended to see masculinity in the sin- gular, through the lens of unchanging cultural traditions, wherein types of men were iconic of cultural differences.Expand
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Engendering Violence in Papua New Guinea
This collection builds on previous works on gender violence in the Pacific, but goes beyond some previous approaches to ‘domestic violence’ or ‘violence
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Letters as / not a genre
Abstract With the rise of life writing studies, letters have become the subject of an increasing number of interdisciplinary analyses. The following essay ruminates on what common characteristicsExpand
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THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN: A HISTORY OF MIGRANT LABOUR AND GENDER RELATIONS IN VANUATU
Writing on the labour trade focuses on the question of whether Melanesian labourers recruited to work in Australia and Fiji were kidnapped slaves, or willing volunteers. This debate about victimsExpand
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Specters of Inauthenticity
I n the burgeoning literature on "tradition" both within the Pacific and without, there is a persistent specter of inauthenticity.1 In the discourse of Pacific peoples and in the discourse of WesternExpand
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Woman Ikat Raet Long Human Raet O No? Women's Rights, Human Rights and Domestic Violence in Vanuatu
There has been much recent debate about women's rights and their relation to human rights. Debates about domestic violence in Vanuatu are situated in this global frame but also in a regional andExpand
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