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Home-Brewed Alcohol, Gender, and Violence in the West Papuan Highlands

Munro, Jenny


Alcohol is officially banned in the West Papuan highlands, but home-brewed alcohol (minuman lokal in Indonesian, literally, 'local drink') is inexpensive, widely available, and transforming interpersonal, political, and gendered violence in the area. Scholarship on alcohol in the Pacific views consumption as a mode of male social differentiation related to racialised power and status, owing to the gendered, colonial history of alcohol consumption (Marshall 1982), as well as the 'prestige...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2014
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f2001d450bdc
Access Rights: Open Access


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