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Rebel Girls? Unplanned pregnancy and colonialism in highlands Papua, Indonesia

Butt, Leslie; Munro, Jenny


In highlands Papua, Indonesia, rapid social change under a colonial system of governance has created novel sexual opportunities for young indigenous women. Recent scholarship has viewed similar youthful sexual practices that challenge the status quo as expressions of personal agency. By looking at how young women and their families cope with unplanned pregnancies, we suggest that a more viable analytic approach would be to view sexuality, pregnancy and childbirth as a single unit of analysis....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Culture, Health and Sexuality
DOI: 10.1080/13691050701515324


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