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Wives and wanderers in a New Guinea highlands society : women's lives in the Wahgi Valley

Author: Marie Reay; Francesca Merlahn; Marilyn Stathern
Publisher: ANU, Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2014.
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Wives and Wanderers in a New Guinea Highlands Society brings to the reader anthropologist Marie Reay's field research from the 1950s and 1960s on women's lives in the Wahgi Valley, Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea. ... Each chapter adds to the main story that Reay wanted to tell, contrasting young girls' freedom to court and choose partners, with the constraints (and violence) they were to experience as maried  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reay, Marie Olive.
Wives and Wanderers in a New Guinea Highlands Society.
Canberra : ANU Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Reay; Francesca Merlahn; Marilyn Stathern
ISBN: 9781925022162 1925022161 9781925022155 1925022153
OCLC Number: 896985213
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages)
Responsibility: Marie Olive Reay ; editor, Francesca Merlan ; contributor, Marilyn Stathern.

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Wives and Wanderers in a New Guinea Highlands Society brings to the reader anthropologist Marie Reay's field research from the 1950s and 1960s on women's lives in the Wahgi Valley, Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea. ... Each chapter adds to the main story that Reay wanted to tell, contrasting young girls' freedom to court and choose partners, with the constraints (and violence) they were to experience as maried women."--Back cover.

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