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Making Women in the City: Notes from a Port Moresby Boarding House

Demian, Melissa


This article takes up the postcolonial feminization of Papua New Guinea’s capital city, Port Moresby, through an analysis of a City Mission boarding house. Haus Ruth is a place designed to resolve the “problem” of two types of women living in Port Moresby: unmarried professional women and married women fleeing domestic violence. The “problem” of Port Moresby’s female population stems from the colonial history of the city, a city that was not originally meant to have either Papua New Guineans or...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
DOI: 10.1086/688185
Access Rights: Open Access


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