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I Could Be the Last Man: Changing Masculinities in Enga Society

Gibbs, Philip


Enga tradition provides the ideal of a man who learned discipline mainly through initiation, and who lived independently from women while realising that he depended on women to make him who he was. In recent decades there have been radical transformations in Enga society, which have meant considerable change in men’s construction of identity. When their sons appear no longer to listen to them, older men wonder if they are the last of the real men. Younger men today face the prospect of having...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-07-21
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1080/14442213.2016.1179783


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