Conflict in South Sudanese Communities Living in Australia

  • Sheunesu Hove


Does the experience of conflict and communication styles about conflict vary within different places? So far, little attention has been devoted to the effect of the role of place on both conflict and communication. Focusing on three stories from South Sudanese communities in Australia—namely, cyberbullying, family relationships and parenting challenges—‘Conflict in South Sudanese communities’ assesses the interconnections among place, conflict and communication. For this purpose, narrative analysis of in-depth interview data is used to explore the connection and dynamics between place and conflict, and how this is perceived and communicated. The findings highlight how place provides the context in which conflict is expressed, and potentially mediated and resolved, through communication, and how place impacts on the emotional and communicative patterns of conflicting parties.


Communication Conflict Family Refugees Relationships South Sudan 


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  • Sheunesu Hove
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  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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