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Communication, privilege and the ironies of isolation: from Melbourne to Papua New Guinea

Monica Minnegal, Peter D Dwyer

Published : 2020

Abstract

Australians may imagine they are emerging into a brave new world, where Covid-19 has created new modes of connection to others, while freeing them from the need to venture to places, and at times, dictated by others. But for many in PNG, and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific, the impact of Covid-19 may be ultimately experienced as a retreat from connection, and not as a transformation in ways people connect.