Gender and social change: new forms of independence for Simbu women.

  • Pat Brown
  • Published 1988 in
    Oceania; a journal devoted to the study of the…

Abstract

This article discusses gender roles and behavior and changing relationships between the sexes resulting from Western influence on the Simbu people in Papua New Guinea. Sexual segregation and taboos, cult secrecy, and male domination of women have weakened during 50 years of contact with the West. The observations upon which this paper is based were made… (More)

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@article{Brown1988GenderAS, title={Gender and social change: new forms of independence for Simbu women.}, author={Pat Brown}, journal={Oceania; a journal devoted to the study of the native peoples of Australia, New Guinea, and the Islands of the Pacific}, year={1988}, volume={59 2}, pages={123-42} }