Skip navigation
Skip navigation

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

Demian, Melissa

Description

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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/242791
Source: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
DOI: 10.1086/688185
Access Rights: Open Access

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Demian_Making_Women_in_the_City%3A_2017.pdf513.41 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator