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The Culture of Masculinity in an Australian Indigenous Community

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Jan Hammill relates the evolution of undisciplined masculinity in a former Australian Aboriginal reserve. Decades of suppression and oppression have resulted in a contemporary social environment where violence in many forms is endemic and normalized. An intervention to encourage father/child interactions, although not successful in its intent, had positive repercussions for the young people of the community. Development (2001) 44, 21–24. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1110256

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