February 7 2012
Huli Society is a very male dominant society.
What comes to you when you think of a male dominate society?
For Huli society
Greater authority and decision making power in the domestic realm
Yet women are not submissive entirely. Women exhibit passive aggression.
Ideological aspects of male dominance. Discourses that female are inferior. Afriorism that
female have less mana (social knowledge, responsibility) meaning women are less socialized so
they are more volatile like children.
Male privilege and encourage and enforce through normalized wife beating. Discourses that
women are unpredictable and not socialize so it is a norm for a man to discipline their wife.
What criteria we are replying on when we say emotional
Better or worse that couples life separately. What criteria should be use. The criteria will also be
ethnocentric by nature.
Makes people reflect on people way of life and custom, judge themselves as inferior,
In Huli the cultural change caused Huli people to believe their cultural is less modern, moral.
Globalization, they are part of nation, they are part of world. Makes nation look at them more.
Some are more inferior or superior. Huli seen as backwards in Papa New Guinea because Huli is
war-like, know for a style of aggression (raise voices, way of speaking) interactional style that
seen aggressive and intimidating.
Exon mobile developed liquid gas extraction on Huli territory. National jealously of Huli people
because the most “backward” people of the nation are soon going to be wealthy once the gas
starts flow. This fuels the stigma of Huli people echoscopes
Last week home work
Ask people what they thought of globalization?
Some answers found were
Communication across barriers
I don’t know.
Bringing people together
Mix of cultural, cultural shock.
Hybridation, no longer distinct cultural forms. There are many cultures, people are picking and
choosing which aspects of cultural to choose. Loss of tradition, loss of secure sense of self and
identity that comes from centuries of tradition. There are more cultural products across the
world, people customize their culture.
Descriptions of Globalization
New network of activity that overcome political, traditional, geographical boundaries.
Compression of the world.
Consequent intensification of consciousness of the world as a whole.
Example Huli people. 2 decades ago Huli didn’t have sense of Nation State. Decade later, the
state intervenes on Huli people. State has monopoly on violence, police implement