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Defining and redefining the "trupla man" Expressions of masculinities and HIV-related risk taking amongst young men from the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea

Åberg, Marie LU (2012) MIDM71 20121
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigating the linkages between expressions of masculinities, risk taking in heterosexual relationships and the transmission of HIV and AIDS amongst young men from the Highlands region in Papua New Guinea. With a starting point in feminist theory and masculinities theory, this study has shown that strong linkages between expressions of masculinities, risk taking in heterosexual relationships and HIV and AIDS exist, with gender norms and cultural beliefs with regard to relationships within this context holding serious implications for equal negotiations on sexual health. The conclusion this study draws is that addressing dominant expressions of masculinities within the context of PNG is a key component in... (More)
The purpose of this study was to investigating the linkages between expressions of masculinities, risk taking in heterosexual relationships and the transmission of HIV and AIDS amongst young men from the Highlands region in Papua New Guinea. With a starting point in feminist theory and masculinities theory, this study has shown that strong linkages between expressions of masculinities, risk taking in heterosexual relationships and HIV and AIDS exist, with gender norms and cultural beliefs with regard to relationships within this context holding serious implications for equal negotiations on sexual health. The conclusion this study draws is that addressing dominant expressions of masculinities within the context of PNG is a key component in reducing HIV-related risk taking in heterosexual relationships. It furthermore argues that halting the spread of HIV and AIDS requires the active involvement of young men in defining and redefining what it means to be a “trupla man” or “real man”. (Less)
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author
Åberg, Marie LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIDM71 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
cultural beliefs, masculinities, Highlands region, Papua New Guinea, HIV and AIDS, risk taking, “trupla man”, Gender norms
language
English
id
2543815
date added to LUP
2012-07-02 15:43:03
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2012-08-07 09:36:02
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to investigating the linkages between expressions of masculinities, risk taking in heterosexual relationships and the transmission of HIV and AIDS amongst young men from the Highlands region in Papua New Guinea. With a starting point in feminist theory and masculinities theory, this study has shown that strong linkages between expressions of masculinities, risk taking in heterosexual relationships and HIV and AIDS exist, with gender norms and cultural beliefs with regard to relationships within this context holding serious implications for equal negotiations on sexual health. The conclusion this study draws is that addressing dominant expressions of masculinities within the context of PNG is a key component in reducing HIV-related risk taking in heterosexual relationships. It furthermore argues that halting the spread of HIV and AIDS requires the active involvement of young men in defining and redefining what it means to be a “trupla man” or “real man”.},
  author       = {Åberg, Marie},
  keyword      = {cultural beliefs,masculinities,Highlands region,Papua New Guinea,HIV and AIDS,risk taking,“trupla man”,Gender norms},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Defining and redefining the "trupla man" Expressions of masculinities and HIV-related risk taking amongst young men from the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea},
  year         = {2012},
}