Men of Kastom and the customs of men: Status, legitimacy and persistent values in Lihir, Papua New Guinea

Bainton, Nicholas A. (2008) Men of Kastom and the customs of men: Status, legitimacy and persistent values in Lihir, Papua New Guinea. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 19 2: 194-212.

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Author Bainton, Nicholas A.
Title Men of Kastom and the customs of men: Status, legitimacy and persistent values in Lihir, Papua New Guinea
Journal name The Australian Journal of Anthropology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1035-8811
1757-6547
Publication date 2008-08
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 19
Issue 2
Start page 194
End page 212
Total pages 19
Editor John P. Taylor
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher RMIT Publishing
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
1601 Anthropology
Abstract The changing nature of Lihirian masculinity in the context of large-scale resource development is characterised by ingenuity, disjuncture and struggles for legitimacy. In this paper, I consider the various ways Lihirian masculinity is challenged and shaped by exogenous influences, how Lihirians appropriate particular aspects of modernity for their own purposes, and the ways in which certain Lihirian men have attempted to redefine masculine ideals according to neoliberal democratic values in their quest to modernise Lihir. This paper draws on fieldwork conducted in the Lihir Islands between 2003 and 2007.
Keyword Masculinity
Wealth
Wages and salaries
Mining
Males
Economic development
Changes
Cutural identity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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