Contextualizing Wantok System

Contextualizing Wantok System

Contextualizing Wantok as a Socio-economic and Political Network Post-independent Melanesian governments are faced with challenges to govern countries that are made up of distinct wantok communities with diverse values and…

Bernard Narokobi

Describing Wantok System

Abstract Understanding the wantok system as a socio-economic and political network in the Western Pacific is critical to understanding Melanesian societies and political behavior in the context of the modern…

Understanding Wantok System

Historical Roots of Wantoks To understand wantoks as an essential network, it is necessary to understand how local communities organize themselves and how local kastoms are employed in intra and…

Wantok System

- The Face of Melanesia-hood

We invoke God by inviting as many Melanesians as possible to fast on regular basis: Fridays and Saturdays every week, and fast on other important days such as Christmas, Passover,…

What About the Wantok System?

Andrew Murray, Sydney College of Divinity, Australia https://biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/mjt/32-2_134.pdf Abstract The terms “wantok” and “wantok system” elicit a wide range of feelings, from heartfelt thankfulness for close relationships to near despair…

What is the Wantok System?

What is the Wantok System?

https://biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/mjt/32-2_134.pdf The term wantok arose in colonial times, when Papua New Guinea indigenes found themselves working on plantations away from their families and traditional lands. A communal people, they sought…