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Description - Holding Men by Brian F. McCoy

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780855756581
ISBN-10: 0855756586
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Imprint: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Brian F. McCoy

Brian McCoy is an ordained Jesuit priest who has spent nearly four decades living and working in Indigenous communities in Australia and overseas. He has been priest, football coach, health researcher, ambulance officer, detention centre chaplain and adult educator and was a Research Officer in the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Previously published Living and Working Cross-Culturally (1992), currently being republished, with Pat Dodson.