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Sung Adornment: Changing Masculinities at Lake Kopiago, Papua New Guinea

Haley, Nicole


In the space of 50 years, ideals of masculinity in the western end of the Southern Highlands have been radically transformed. Gone, for instance, is the bachelor cult where young boys were grown into men. Drawing upon ethnographic research undertaken over the past decade, in the Lake Kopiago sub-district in the far north-western comer of Southern Highlands Province, this paper seeks to document these changing masculinities and explore their portrayal by juxtaposing 'traditional' and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The


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