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The 'Pawa Meri' Project

Spark, Ceridwen

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In late 2011 I was in the process of planning a research project which involved producing six films about leading Papua New Guinean women. I asked a colleague whether there were any women she would recommend. her response was swift and discouraging. Her assumption appears to have been that in making these films and putting particular women forward as role models, I was motivated by a desire to show Papua New Guineans what to aspire to and to 'do development'. Was my desire to make these films...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSpark, Ceridwen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:48:19Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-925022605
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/38282
dc.description.abstractIn late 2011 I was in the process of planning a research project which involved producing six films about leading Papua New Guinean women. I asked a colleague whether there were any women she would recommend. her response was swift and discouraging. Her assumption appears to have been that in making these films and putting particular women forward as role models, I was motivated by a desire to show Papua New Guineans what to aspire to and to 'do development'. Was my desire to make these films motivated by misguided benevolence? Did celebrating particular kinds of women reflect problematic assumptions about the kinds of women who were worth honouring? And to what extent would my perceptions about the great women of PNG be different from local perspectives?
dc.format.extent11 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.ispartofPolitical Life Writing in the Pacific: Reflections on Practice
dc.relation.isversionof1 Edition
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourcePolitical Life Writing in the Pacific: Reflections on Practice
dc.source.urihttp://press.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/ch043.pdf
dc.source.urihttp://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/p319171/pdf/ch043.pdf
dc.titleThe 'Pawa Meri' Project
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor210313 - Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori)
local.identifier.absfor200205 - Culture, Gender, Sexuality
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3297900xPUB160
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationSpark, Ceridwen, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage47
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage57
local.identifier.absseo940115 - Pacific Peoples Development and Welfare
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T11:05:08Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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