author={Pam Nilan},
  journal={Indonesia and the Malay World},
  pages={327 - 344}
  • P. Nilan
  • Published 16 October 2009
  • Art
  • Indonesia and the Malay World
This article is on three kinds of contemporary young masculinities in Indonesia. Proceeding through a discussion of three composite profiles of young men assembled from fieldwork data, the argument is made that these three identifiable discourses of lived masculinity correspond to some dominant images of men circulating in the Indonesian media. Theoretically, these seem to be new or alternative constructions of masculinity, if considered against the men's studies literature. Yet there is… 
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  • M. Clark
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