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The Nexus among Place, Conflict and Communication in a Globalising World

  • Pauline Collins
  • Victor Igreja
  • Patrick Alan Danaher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Godfrey Maringira, Lorena Núñez Carrasco
    Pages 233-253
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 273-281

About this book


The world abounds with conflicts and the associated communication practices and technologies that perpetuate and contest conflict as it occurs in place. All conflicts are crucially connected with place, and all conflicts are communicated in multiple ways. This book explores the complex nexus among place, conflict and communication and brings together 11 investigations around the interplay of place, conflict and communication. The interdisciplinary focus includes education, history, international relations, law and sociology. The chapters are geographically diverse, traversing Aceh in Indonesia, Australia, England, Finland, Ireland, Singapore, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The book highlights the possibilities for reimagining the future so that more democratic and peaceful understandings of place can lead to fewer conflicts and less conflict-based communication. Better futures are possible only if place is replotted, conflict is reconceptualised and communication is recontextualised from new, varied and more inclusive perspectives with a vision to creating a more harmonious world.


communication studies post-war rural Angola South Sudan place making interpretation educational needs in Denmark self-directed learning social memory acts of remembering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander humour Former Zimbabwean soldiers in exile conflict diamonds race and ethnicity gender and religion politics and power post-conflict regions

Editors and affiliations

  • Pauline Collins
    • 1
  • Victor Igreja
    • 2
  • Patrick Alan Danaher
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Law and JusticeUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia
  2. 2.School of Humanities and CommunicationUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia
  3. 3.School of Education, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and ArtsUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

About the editors

Pauline Collins is Professor at School of Law and Justice, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Victor Igreja is Senior Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, Research fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF, Bielefeld), Fritz Thyssen Foundation (Köln), and School of Social Science (University of Queensland).


Patrick Danaher is Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, Adjunct Professor at Central Queensland University, Australia, and Docent at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Bibliographic information


“A fascinating and unique project which links place, conflict and communication in our world. The “systemic” interlinking is appropriate as not only one aspect of one’s life is impacted by conflict, or how one manages this and the discourse about it. Conflict research and studies are vitally important to assist in avoiding, preventing, managing and resolving to find the best resolution for the personal and relational dimensions, as well as for communities, countries and the world.” (Mieke Brandon, co-author of Mediating with Families 4th edition 2018)