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Holding Men: Kanyirninpa and the Health of Aboriginal Men

296 pages5 hours


The ways in which indigenous men understand their health and culture are eloquently explored in this evocative examination of Aboriginal life. This accessible meditation uses conversations, stories, and art to demonstrate that kanyirninpathe cultural value and relationship that has sustained Kimberly desert communities for centuriesmay provide hope for change and better health for all. Recognizing vulnerabilities that remain in young indigenous men’s lives in a rapidly changing worldsport, substance abuse, and incarcerationthis ethnography offers Aboriginal insights into the ways in which kanyirninpa can provide possibilities for lasting improvements to men’s health.

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