Communication and Conflict Studies

Disciplinary Connections, Research Directions

  • Adrienne P. Lamberti
  • Anne R. Richards

About this book


This book explores relations between communication and conflict. How one thinks about communication is demonstrated as shaping how one approaches conflict, and vice versa. Individuals engaged in conflict transformation apply the tools and strategies of their field while communicating to widely divergent audiences. Professional communicators not only create an infinite range of documents to help ensure that work is accomplished effectively, efficiently, and safely, but also address conflicts in the workplace and in the public sphere. Thoughtfully exploring connections between communication studies and conflict studies, this collection engages with research and practice on topics including the potential of social media during revolution, the role of gender during mediation, and the importance of critical genre usage during industrial crisis.


Conflict Conflict resolution Media rhetoric Peacebuilding Communication crisis

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrienne P. Lamberti
    • 1
  • Anne R. Richards
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA
  2. 2.Kennesaw State UniversityKennesawUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-32745-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-32746-0
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