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Gender trouble in town: educated women eluding male domination, gender violence and marriage in PNG

Spark, Ceridwen


Following Zimmer-Tamakoshi's observations about educated Pacific women not wanting to marry their countrymen, I examine educated Papua New Guinean women's perspectives on marrying Papua New Guinean men. Women in this group avoid marriage because they fear such relationships will destroy their career prospects, compromise their economic and decision-making independence and force them to grapple with male jealousy and violence in the domestic realm. In short, educated Papua New Guinean women...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1080/14442213.2010.546425


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