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Author Wardlow, Holly.

Title Wayward women : sexuality and agency in a New Guinea society / Holly Wardlow
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2006]
©2006
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Contents Introduction -- "Tari is a jelas place" : the fieldwork setting -- "To finish my anger" : body and agency among Huli women -- "I am not the daughter of a pig!" : the changing dynamics of bridewealth -- "You, I don't even count you" : becoming a pasinja meri -- "Eating her own vagina" : passenger women and sexuality -- "When the pig and the bamboo knife are ready" : the Huli dawe anda -- Conclusion
Summary Analyzes female agency, gendered violence, and transactional sex in contemporary Papua New Guinea. Focusing on Huli "passenger women," this work explores the socio-economic factors that push women into the practice of transactional sex, and asks how these transactions might be an expression of resistance, or even revenge
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bride price -- Papua New Guinea -- Tari District.
Courtship -- Papua New Guinea -- Tari District.
Women, Huli -- Sexual behavior -- Papua New Guinea -- Tari District.
Women, Huli -- Papua New Guinea -- Tari District -- Economic conditions.
Women, Huli -- Papua New Guinea -- Tari District -- Social conditions.
Tari District (Papua New Guinea) -- Economic conditions.
Tari District (Papua New Guinea) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520245598 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520245601 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520938976 (electronic bk.)
1423755529 (electronic bk.)
9780520245594 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520245600 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520938977 (electronic bk.)
9781423755524 (electronic bk.)