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

Overview

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
PART ONE: COMMUNICATION PERSPECTIVES ON THE NATURE OF DISCOURSE IN MEDIATION
Ideology, Orientations to Conflict and Mediation Discourse - Joseph P Folger and Robert A Baruch Bush
A Dialectical Reframing of the Mediation Process - Tricia S Jones
A Narrative Perspective on Mediation - Sara Cobb
Toward the Materialization of the 'Storytelling' Metaphor
PART TWO: SHAPING REALITY THROUGH DISCOURSE
The Deep Structure of Reality in Mediation - Stephen W Littlejohn, Jonathan Shailor and W Barnett Pearce
The Interactive Construction of Interventions by Divorce Mediators - David Greatbatch and Robert Dingwall
'Talking Like a Mediator' - Karen Tracy and Anna Spradlin
Conversational Moves of Experienced Divorce Mediators
PART THREE: CONTEXTUAL INFLUENCES ON INTERVENTION
Communication Issues in Mediating Cultural Conflict - William A Donohue and Mary I Bresnahan
'Teach Your Children Well' - Tricia S Jones and Heidi Brinkman
Suggestions for Peer Mediation Programs
Managerial Third Parties - Rekha Karambayya and Jeanne M Brett
Intervention Strategies, Process, and Consequences
PART FOUR: PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES
Why Do We Mediate? - Carl M Moore
The Practitioner's Dilemma - Janet Rifkin
Mediator Communication and Influence in Conflict Management Interventions - Christopher W Moore
A Practitioner's Reflections on Theory and Practice
Epilogue
Toward a Dialogue Between Researchers and Practitioners

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