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A rationale for the application of ‘Gift-exchange’ paradigm in Melanesian culture
10 October 2004
by Murray E Millar

In Papua New Guinea, “to be called a volunteer can even be considered insulting,” writes Murray Miller, former Country Director for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Cambodia. His paper is one of the first to delve into formal volunteering in the Melanesian culture.