Acts of Faith: Muscular Christianity and Masculinity Among the Gogodala of Papua New Guinea. Acts of Faith: Muscular Christianity and Masculinity Among the Gogodala of Papua New Guinea.

Acts of Faith: Muscular Christianity and Masculinity Among the Gogodala of Papua New Guinea‪.‬

Oceania 2004, Sept, 75, 1

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INTRODUCTION This article is concerned with examining some of the complex reasons why Gogodala men in Western Province do not consider themselves emasculated by the process of colonialism. While experiences and understandings of colonial contact, pacification, Christian conversion and development vary considerably from place to place, a discourse has emerged that emphasises the dramatic, and often abrupt, ways in which local masculine capacities were challenged during this time. Although in most cases local men actively participated in these changes, and there is evidence of continuities in 'traditional' activities, colonial changes have compromised and diminished, if not replaced, the efficacy of many past male beliefs and practices. For many men in Papua New Guinea, therefore, colonialism and modernity have been discussed in terms of emasculation and a range of negative experiences including feelings of inferiority, subordination, bodily detumescence and dependency (see Herdt 1981, 1987; Clark 1992; Brison 1995; Kulick 1993; Lattas 1992; Tuzin 1997; Knauft 2002). (1)

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2004
September 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
44
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of Sydney
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
234
KB

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