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.
|Title of host publication||From 'Stone-Age' to 'Real-Time': Exploring Papuan Temporalities, Mobilities and Religiosities|
|Editors||Martin Slama and Jenny Munro|
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|