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Introduction: Emergent Masculinities in the Pacific

Introduction: Emergent Masculinities in the Pacific This special issue focuses on the plasticity and contingent nature of Pacific Island masculinities over the course of colonial and postcolonial histories. The several case histories concern the use of sports to recuperate but also refashion past masculinities in the name of contemporary masculine pride; the effects of market participation on younger males; how urbanisation and migration set the stage for experimenting with male gender and sexuality; the impacts of military and labour histories on local masculinities; masculinity and violence in war and gender violence yesterday and today; and structural violence and disruptions in male gender identity. The issue asks a key historical question: Do emergent masculinities signal a rupture or some continuity with past masculinities? The collection depicts contemporary Pacific Island societies as a space of gender invention and pluralism as indigenous gender regimes respond to the stimulations of transnational flows. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology Taylor & Francis

Introduction: Emergent Masculinities in the Pacific

The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology , Volume 17 (3-4): 16 – Aug 7, 2016

Introduction: Emergent Masculinities in the Pacific

The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology , Volume 17 (3-4): 16 – Aug 7, 2016

Abstract

This special issue focuses on the plasticity and contingent nature of Pacific Island masculinities over the course of colonial and postcolonial histories. The several case histories concern the use of sports to recuperate but also refashion past masculinities in the name of contemporary masculine pride; the effects of market participation on younger males; how urbanisation and migration set the stage for experimenting with male gender and sexuality; the impacts of military and labour histories on local masculinities; masculinity and violence in war and gender violence yesterday and today; and structural violence and disruptions in male gender identity. The issue asks a key historical question: Do emergent masculinities signal a rupture or some continuity with past masculinities? The collection depicts contemporary Pacific Island societies as a space of gender invention and pluralism as indigenous gender regimes respond to the stimulations of transnational flows.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2016 The Australian National University
ISSN
1740-9314
eISSN
1444-2213
DOI
10.1080/14442213.2016.1186215
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Abstract

This special issue focuses on the plasticity and contingent nature of Pacific Island masculinities over the course of colonial and postcolonial histories. The several case histories concern the use of sports to recuperate but also refashion past masculinities in the name of contemporary masculine pride; the effects of market participation on younger males; how urbanisation and migration set the stage for experimenting with male gender and sexuality; the impacts of military and labour histories on local masculinities; masculinity and violence in war and gender violence yesterday and today; and structural violence and disruptions in male gender identity. The issue asks a key historical question: Do emergent masculinities signal a rupture or some continuity with past masculinities? The collection depicts contemporary Pacific Island societies as a space of gender invention and pluralism as indigenous gender regimes respond to the stimulations of transnational flows.

Journal

The Asia Pacific Journal of AnthropologyTaylor & Francis

Published: Aug 7, 2016

Keywords: Masculinities; Gender; History; Change; Pacific Islands

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