New Directions in Mediation: Communication Research and Perspectives

New Directions in Mediation: Communication Research and Perspectives

by Joseph P. Folger, Tricia S. Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803955502

ISBN-13: 9780803955509

Pub. Date: 02/04/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This volume provides valuable new insights into the process of mediation from a communication perspective. The contributors: provide theoretical perspectives that increase an understanding of the ongoing interaction in mediation; reveal new ways to understand the structure of the intervention process; illustrate how specific communicative acts shape the

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This volume provides valuable new insights into the process of mediation from a communication perspective. The contributors: provide theoretical perspectives that increase an understanding of the ongoing interaction in mediation; reveal new ways to understand the structure of the intervention process; illustrate how specific communicative acts shape the realities of mediators and disputants, and influence the outcomes; suggest critical contextual factors that should be considered in order to guide mediation more effectively; and examine dialogue with practitioners about ways in which these ideas can be translated into practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803955509
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/04/1994
Pages:
280

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Ideology, Orientations to Conflict, and Mediation Discourse3
2A Dialectical Reframing of the Mediation Process26
3A Narrative Perspective on Mediation: Toward the Materialization of the "Storytelling" Metaphor48
4The Deep Structure of Reality in Mediation67
5The Interactive Construction of Interventions by Divorce Mediators84
6"Talking Like a Mediator": Conversational Moves of Experienced Divorce Mediators110
7Communication Issues in Mediating Cultural Conflict135
8"Teach Your Children Well": Recommendations for Peer Mediation Programs159
9Managerial Third Parties: Intervention Strategies, Process, and Consequences175
10Why Do We Mediate?195
11The Practitioner's Dilemma204
12Mediator Communication and Influence in Conflict Management Interventions: A Practitioner's Reflections on Theory and Practice209
Epilogue: Toward Furthering Dialogue Between Researchers and Practitioners222
References228
Index251
About the Contributors259

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