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Mediating Across DifferenceOceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution$
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Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824834593

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824834593.001.0001

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Managing through Place and Relatedness

(p.75) Chapter 4 Conflict Murri Way
Mediating Across Difference

Mary Graham

Morgan Brigg

Polly O. Walker

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter deals with Aboriginal Australia and points out that Aboriginal people have had many millennia to reflect upon fundamental questions: How do we live without substantially damaging the environment and each other? Why do we live? And how do we find answers to these questions in a way that does not make people feel alienated, lonely, or murderous? Aboriginal philosophy does not approach these challenges by striving for human perfection, nor does it assume that society is inherently ‘peaceful’. Rather, Australian Aboriginal societies tend to foreground process-oriented activities that manage conflict by according individuals a wide range of autonomy in the context of networks of relatedness.

Keywords:   Aboriginal Australia, Aboriginal philosophy, process-oriented activities, conflict management, autonomy, relatedness networks, Aboriginal society

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