Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
As a postgraduate student in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, I am focusing on the topic of agency and community among the Sam people of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Specifically, I am interested in the ways the Sam people use their cultural value of social harmony (wanbel) to bring about successful endeavors, in such areas as diverse as winning sports games to averting death by sorcery.
Year Citation 2015 Troolin, D. E. (2015). In the footsteps of the Wanbel men. Our Way, 31, 20-27. 2013 Troolin, D. (2013). Navigating contested terrain: vernacular education in a Papua New Guinean village. Current Issues in Language Planning, 14(2), 283-299.
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