'Now we know shame': Malu and Stigma among Highlanders in the Papuan Diaspora

Jenny Munro

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    Abstract

    Prior to colonialism and Christianity, Dani societies clearly knew shame in their own ways. Yet among young people with whom I lived in North Sulawesi and Papua, assertions that Dani people now experience themselves as malu, the Indonesian term for embarrassed, humiliated, ashamed, or shy, in a host of novel contexts and encounters held sway even as it contrasted sharply with their private behaviour and usual confidence among Papuan highlanders.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrom 'Stone-Age' to 'Real-Time': Exploring Papuan Temporalities, Mobilities and Religiosities
    Editors Martin Slama and Jenny Munro
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherANU Press
    Pages169-194
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781925022438
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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