Conflict Resolution: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

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This unique collection of comparable case studies addresses the need to assess modes of conflict resolution in a larger sociocultural context with attention to varying approaches and cultural perspectives. Editors Avruch, Black, and Scimecca, together with other anthropologists and sociologists, propose and test different propositions, while looking toward a general theory of conflict and conflict resolution. Their joint effort should be of real interest to sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, indeed to all those concerned with ethnic studies and ethnoconflict today.

The contributors examine different theoretical concepts and approaches to conflict resolution in five different cultures, American, Arab, Asian, Latin American, and Pacific societies. The interdisciplinary study offers a broad range of vantage points for considering interpersonal, community, institutional, and national problems. The authors analyze concepts of personhood, the role of power and authority, ethical values, and methods for negotiating differences, and conflict resolution as an emerging discipline.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275964429
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Pages: 256
  • Lexile: 1340L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

KEVIN AVRUCH is Professor of Anthropology and a member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, at George Mason University.

PETER W. BLACK is Professor of Anthropology and a member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, at George Mason University.

JOSEPH A. SCIMECCA is Professor of Sociology at George Mason University.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Introduction: Culture and Conflict Resolution by Kevin Avruch

Conflict Resolution in the United States: The Emergence of a Profession? by Joseph A. Scimecca

Harmony Models and the Construction of Law by Laura Nader

Tertius Luctans: Idiocosm, Caricature and Mask by F. G. Bailey

Interpersonal Conflict Management Styles of Jordanian Managers by Kamil Kozan

Conflict Resolution and Moral Community among the Dou Donggo (Indonesia) by Peter Just

Surprised by Common Sense: Local Understandings and the Management of Conflict on Tobi, Republic of Belau by Peter W. Black

Of Nets, Nails, and Problems: A Folk Language of Conflict Resolution in a Central American Setting by John Paul Lederach

Rhetoric, Reality and Resolving Conflicts: Disentangling in a Solomon Islands Society by Geoffrey M. White

Ho'oponopono: Straightening Family Relationships in Hawaii by E. Victoria Shook and Leonard Ke'ala Kwan

Selected Bibliography


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