Papua New Guinea

Reaching into the Bilum: Motherhood as a Source of Women's Power in Papua New Guinea

This paper focuses on an important aspect of preliminary findings from two research projects conducted in Papua New Guinea. The preliminary findings note the significance of women's status as mothers and the ways in which women draw on this role to construct new paths for themselves in the political and economic spheres.

Sorcery and Witchcraft in Papua New Guinea: Problems in Definition

In this In Brief, Associate Professor Richard Eves unpacks the lack of definitional clarity that currently exists around the terms sorcery and witchcraft in the Papua New Guinea context.

Fear and Loathing in Port Moresby: Chewing Over the Betel Nut Ban

In this In Brief, Tim Sharp discusses the recent betel nut ban in Port Moresby, and implications of this ban for the thriving betel nut economy.

Writing Pacific Life Stories: Why It’s Important

The authors highlight why life writing is an important area of research, particularly for the Pacific region.

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