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Title Transformations of gender in Melanesia / edited by Martha Macintyre, Ceridwen Spark.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, [2017]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xii, 189 pages)
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Series Pacific series
Pacific series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction : flux and change in Melanesian gender relations / Martha Macintyre -- Securitisation, development and the invisibility of gender / Stephanie Lusby -- Gender struggles of educated men in the Papuan highlands / Jenny Munro -- Kindy and grassroots gender transformations in Solomon Islands / John Cox -- Casting her vote : Women's political participation in Solomon Islands / Pauline Soaki -- 'I won't go hungry if he's not around' : 'working class' urban Melanesian women's agency in intimate relationships / Ceridwen Spark -- Pacific policy pathways : young women online and offline / Tait Brimacombe -- Lewa was Mama (beloved guardian mother) / Michelle Nayahamui Rooney.
Summary "Despite the plethora of research on gender and the many projects designed to improve their status in the Pacific region, women continue to be disadvantaged and marginalised in social, economic and political spheres. How are we to understand this and what does it mean for researchers, policy-makers and development practitioners? This book examines these questions, partly by looking back but also by continuing the effort to explain and understand gender inequities in the Pacific through reference to the concept of societies in transition. The contributors discuss emerging masculinities and femininities in the Pacific in order to chart the development of these in their contexts. Exploring how contemporary Pacific identities are shaped by local contexts and traditions, they focus on how these are remade through interaction with global ideas, images and practices, including new forms of Christianity and economic transformations. Grounded in recent, original research in both the villages and towns of Melanesia, the collection engages with the study of gender in Melanesia as well as scholarship on global modernities."
Subject Women -- Melanesia -- Social conditions.
Women -- Melanesia -- Economic conditions.
Women's rights -- Melanesia.
Social change -- Melanesia.
Culture and globalization -- Melanesia.
Culture and globalization. (OCoLC)fst01736229
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Women -- Economic conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176665
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
Women's rights. (OCoLC)fst01178818
Melanesia. (OCoLC)fst01239785
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Macintyre, Martha, 1945- editor.
Spark, Ceridwen, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Transformations of gender in Melanesia. Acton, Australia : ANU Press, 2017 approximately 190 pages Pacific Series 9781760460884
ISBN 9781760460891 (electronic bk.)
1760460893 (electronic bk.)

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