Sorcery, witchcraft and gender antagonism in Papua New Guinea


In this talk, Jack Urame from the Melanesian Institute, Goroka, Papua New Guinea, outlines the links between gender and beliefs in sorcery and witchcraft.

Urame argues that gender antagonism is embedded in the cultural, social and ideological belief system and the abuse of power in PNG. It seeks to discuss implications of male/female relationship and how a cultural assumption that women are dangerous to men influences male hostility towards women when dealing with sorcery and witchcraft issues.

This podcast is from the landmark Sorcery and witchcraft-related killings conference hosted by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s State, Society and Governance and Melanesia program and Regulatory Institutions Network on 5-7 June 2013.  
 

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