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Holding Men
Author: Brian F. McCoy

ISBN: 9780855756581
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 1 May 2008
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 23.0 x 2.3
Description:
This is an easily readable book that explores how Indigenous men understand their lives, their health and their culture. Using conversations, stories and art, the author shows how Kimberley desert communities have a cultural value and relationship described as kanyirninpa or holding. The author uses examples from Australian Rules football, petrol sniffing and imprisonment to reveal the possibilities for lasting improvements to men's health based on kanyirninpa's expression of deep and enduring cultural values and relationships.

About the Author

Brian F. McCoy is an ordained Jesuit priest and has spent nearly four decades living and working in indigenous communities in Australia and elsewhere. He is the coauthor of "Living and Working Cross-Culturally."

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