Bridging Cultural Conflicts

A New Approach for a Changing World

Author: Michelle LeBaron

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787964313

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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"This much needed book . . .is a creative, helpful, and hopeful contribution at a time when we are especially challenged to bridge cultures in the pursuit of mutual understanding and peace." —Jimmy Carter, Nobel Peace Laureate In our global society, challenging conflicts abound in personal, business, government, and international settings. Many of these conflicts are complicated by layers of miscommunication, cultural misunderstandings, and completely different ways of looking at the world. These conflicts cannot be solved by goodwill or sincere intentions alone. In our multicultural world, we need new tools to address gaps in communication and understanding and the conflicts that flow from them. Bridging Cultural Conflicts answers this need in groundbreaking ways that cut through complexity, replacing confusion with clarity. It introduces mindful awareness, cultural fluency, and conflict fluency as tools for decoding and moving through intercultural conflicts, and for deepening and integrating change. The book shows how fluency with culture and conflict can be learned through attention and practice, just as we would internalize a new language. As fluency is acquired, a process called dynamic engagement is presented to help prevent intercultural conflict, limit its escalation, and transform it into a learning experience. Michelle LeBaron's approach in Bridging Cultural Conflicts is human, practical, and adaptable to a wide range of interpersonal, community, organizational, and political conflicts. Drawing from her work as an attorney, mediator, scholar, and internationally acclaimed consultant, Michelle combines the dynamism of Western approaches to conflict resolution with the insight and balance of Eastern approaches. In the process, she offers a wide array of creative strategies and usable tools. As we urgently seek better ways to work and live together and to address the issues that divide us, this timely book inspires flexibility, creativity, and hope.
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Conflict Across Cultures

A Unique Experience of Bridging Differences

Author: Michelle LeBaron,Venashri Pillay

Publisher: Intercultural Press

ISBN: 1931930228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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"Conflict across Cultures is written by a new generation of conflict resolution scholars from four parts of the world: Canada, South Africa, Japan and the US. They describe processes and help build the skills necessary for successful conflict resolution. Here is a new framework for understanding others-a map for making progress through differences that can otherwise overwhelm us. Conflict across Cultures offers hope in countering the view that differences must divide us. Book jacket."--Jacket.
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The New Politics of Conflict Resolution

Responding to Difference

Author: Morgan Brigg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230583377

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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This book shows that the conflict resolution field often denies difference even as it attempts to implement a progressive and responsive politics. Innovative theoretical analysis suggests ways of responding anew across difference and beyond dominant ways of thinking about political community and conflict.
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The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

Author: Christina Bratt Paulston,Scott F. Kiesling,Elizabeth S. Rangel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

View: 6548

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication brings together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work, including example analyses, in this burgeoning area of linguistics. Features contributions from established researchers in sociolinguistics and intercultural discourse Explores the theoretical perspectives underlying work in the field Examines the history of the field, work in cross-cultural communication, and features of discourse Establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary field of study Includes coverage on individual linguistic features, such as indirectness and politeness, as well as sample analyses of IDC exchanges
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Bridging Troubled Waters

Conflict Resolution from the Heart

Author: Michelle LeBaron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787966157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 9119

Bridging Troubled Waters is about a robust and holistic approach to resolving conflict. It begins where much of the currently accepted theory and practice in the field leaves off. Like a hand pulling back the curtain from parts of us that have been closeted away, this book reveals ways we can use more of ourselves in addressing conflict. Moving beyond the analytic and the intellectual, it situates our efforts at bridging conflict in the very places where conflict is born--relationships. From relationships come connection, meaning, and identity. It is through awareness of connection, shared meaning, and respect for identity that conflicts are transformed.
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The Social Psychology of Communication

Author: Derek Hook,Bradley Franks,Martin W. Bauer

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 023031211X

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 9597

The Social Psychology of Communication is the first comprehensive introduction to social psychological perspectives on communication. This accessible guide provides an overview of key theoretical approaches from a variety of different disciplines (including cognitive, developmental and evolutionary psychology) as well as practical guidance on how to implement communication interventions in differing contexts. Divided into three parts covering theoretical perspectives, special topics in communication and applied areas and practice, the book features: • Navigational tools providing a 'how to' guide to using the book most effectively • A list of key words at the beginning of each chapter which are highlighted throughout the chapter for easy reference • A thorough glossary of keywords and definitions • A section on Special Topics in Communication including identity and resistance, rumour and gossip, evolution and communication This book will be an invaluable resource for students, academics and practitioners in Psychology and Communication.
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Strategic Conflict

Author: Daniel J. Canary,Sandra Lakey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136513817

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Strategic Conflict offers a research-based, accessible analysis of how people can manage conflict productively. Moving beyond the basics of conflict, it examines interpersonal situations in which conflict occurs and promotes strategic communicative responses based on the latest theoretical research. Daniel J. Canary and his colleagues add personal observations, media examples, and samples of actual interaction to provide concrete illustrations of the research findings. This comprehensive volume provides students with the tools to understand conflict in real-world contexts.
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Cross-Cultural Psychology

Contemporary Themes and Perspectives

Author: Kenneth D. Keith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351796

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

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This book situates the essential areas of psychology within a cultural perspective, exploring the relationship of culture to psychological phenomena, from introduction and research foundations to clinical and social principles and applications. • Includes contributions from an experienced, international team of researchers and teachers • Brings together new perspectives and research findings with established psychological principles • Organized around key issues of contemporary cross-cultural psychology, including ethnocentrism, diversity, gender and sexuality and their role in research methods • Argues for the importance of culture as an integral component in the teaching of psychology
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Intercultural Communication

A Practical Guide

Author: Tracy Novinger

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292755710

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Publisher Fact Sheet This book provides an effective approach to intercultural communication between any two cultures, with particular examples from the U.S. & Mexico, & demonstrates that mastering the unspoken rules of Mexican culture is a key to cementing business & social relationships.
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The Enneagram

Author: Helen Palmer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062506832

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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It would be impossible for most of us to spend a day without coming into direct or indirect contact with dozens of people family, friends, people in the street, at the office, on television, in our fantasies and fears. Our relationships with others are the most changeable, infuriating, pleasurable and mystifying elements in our lives. Personality types, based on the ancient system of the Enneagram, will help you to enjoy more satisfying and fulfilling relationships in all areas of your life by introducing you to the nine basic personality types inherent in human nature. This knowledge will help you better understand how others think and why they behave as they do, as well as increasing your awareness of your own individual personality. Written by the leading world authority on the Enneagram, it offers a framework for understanding ourselves and those around us, as well as a wealth of practical insights for anyone interested in psychology, counselling, teaching, social work, journalism and personal management.
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In Search of Human Nature

Author: Mary E. Clark

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415286596

Category: Philosophy

Page: 556

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Human Nature offers a wide-ranging and holistic view of human nature from all perspectives: scientific, historical, and sociological. Mary Clark takes the most recent data from a dozen or more fields, and works it together with clarifying anecdotes and thought-provoking images to challenge conventional Western beliefs with hopeful new insights. Balancing the theories of cutting-edge neuroscience with the insights of primitive mythologies, Mary Clark provides down-to-earth suggestions for peacefully resolving global problems. Human Nature builds up a coherent, and above all positive, picture of who we really are.
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Developing Multicultural Leaders

The Journey to Leadership Success

Author: F. Muna,Z. Zennie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137104643

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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The authors identify three stages of leadership development:early ingredients for success starting from childhood;paths that current and aspiring leaders should follow once they start a career; and what leaders should doexceptionally well to become and remain outstanding in organizations operating in multicultural environments.
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Returning to the Teachings

Exploring Aboriginal Justice

Author: Rupert Ross

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140258707

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 287

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In his bestselling book Dancing with a Ghost, Rupert Ross began his exploration of Aboriginal approaches to justice and the visions of life that shape them. Returning to the Teachings takes this exploration further still. During a three-year secondment with Justice Canada, Ross travelled from the Yukon to Cape Breton Island, examining--and experiencing--the widespread Aboriginal preference for "peacemaker justice." In this remarkable book, he invites us to accompany him as he moves past the pain and suffering that grip so many communities and into the exceptional promise of individual, family and community healing that traditional teachings are now restoring to Aboriginal Canada. He shares his confusion, frustrations and delights as Elders and other teachers guide him, in their unique and often puzzling ways, into ancient visions of Creation and our role with it. Returning to the Teachings is about Aboriginal justice and much more, speaking not only to our minds, but also to our hearts and spirits. Above all, it stands as a search for the values and visions that give life its significance and that any justice system, Aboriginal or otherwise, must serve and respect.
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NAFTA

Managing the Cultural Differences

Author: Robert T. Moran,Jeffrey Abbott

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Free trade

Page: 198

View: 6141

A guide to understanding the cultural differences among Mexico, Canada, and the U.S., with a goal of beneficial business relationships in the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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On Dialogue

An Essay in Free Thought

Author: Robert Grudin

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780395864951

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

View: 7988

A collection of philosophical essays draws on examples from the Renaissance and modern science to explore how the use of dialogue can lead to creative thinking
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Beyond Crisis

Achieving Renewal in a Turbulent World

Author: Gill G. Ringland,Oliver Sparrow,Patricia Lustig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470661895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

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"If you want to know how countries, companies and individuals can master the winds and the waves that will dominate the next decade, this is the book for you." —Rupert Pennant-Rea, former editor of the Economist, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England "'If leading your organisation sometimes feels like changing the front wheel of a bicycle whilst toy are still pedalling it as fast as you can, this is a book you should read." —Sir David Brown, former Chairman, Motorola UK "Beyond Crisis is full of compelling reasons, clear advice and practical models to help almost any enterprise remain viable beyond the deeply unsettling systemic failures that characterise today's business environment." —Professor Richard David Hames, Dhurakilpundit University, Founding Director Asian Foresight Institute "We are in uncharted territory. There are few people who any longer think that the world post-crisis will be anything like the world before. Ringland, Sparrow & Lusting provide a clear description of the way that leaders need to think in this new reality. In doing so, they give us hope." —Estelle Clark, Business Assurance Director, Lloyds Register The next decade will present organisational challenges on an unprecedented scale. Beyond Crisis shows how you can build a 'purposefully self-renewing organisation' which will survive and succeed in the midst of this chaos. The book shows how financial and economic crisis has blighted organisations in every sector, and then provide a range of tools and future scenarios for diagnosing problems and creating solutions. This is a welcome dose of clarity in uncertain times.
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Global Health and Global Health Ethics

Author: Solomon Benatar,Gillian Brock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495909

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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What can be done about the poor state of global health? How are global health challenges intimately linked to the global political economy and to issues of social justice? What are our responsibilities and how can we improve global health? Global Health and Global Health Ethics addresses these questions from the perspective of a range of disciplines, including medicine, philosophy and the social sciences. Topics covered range from infectious diseases, climate change and the environment to trade, foreign aid, food security and biotechnology. Each chapter identifies the ways in which we exacerbate poor global health and discusses what we should do to remedy the factors identified. Together, they contribute to a deeper understanding of the challenges we face, and propose new national and global policies. Offering a wealth of empirical data and both practical and theoretical guidance, this is a key resource for bioethicists, public health practitioners and philosophers.
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Bridging Differences

Effective Intergroup Communication

Author: William B. Gudykunst

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761929371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 425

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Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication is based on the assumption that the processes operating when we communicate with people from other groups are the same processes operating when we communicate with people from our own groups. Author William B. Gudykunst has written this book from the perspective of "communicating with strangers" and addresses how factors related to our group memberships (e.g., inaccurate and unfavorable stereotypes of members of other cultures and ethnic groups) can cause us to misinterpret the messages we receive from members of those groups. Designed for students taking courses in Intercultural Communication or Intergroup Communication, Bridging Differences is also useful for many courses in Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Management.
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Islam in Global Politics

Conflict and Cross-Civilizational Bridging

Author: Bassam Tibi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136623930

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 2802

Reaching beyond traditionally politicised scholarship to provide a unique perspective on the place of religion and culture in global and local politics, this book examines the impact of Islam on 'civilizational' relations between different groups and polities. Bassam Tibi takes a highly original approach to the topic of religion in world politics, exploring the place of Islam in society and its frequent distortion in world politics to the more radical Islamism. Looking at how this becomes an immediate source of tension and conflict between the secular and the religious, Tibi rejects the 'clash of civilizations' theory and argues for the revival of Islamic humanism to help bridge the gap. Chapters expand on: inter-civilizational conflict in global politics dialogue between religious and secular, East and West western concepts of Islamism euro-Islam and the Islamic diaspora in Europe Islamic humanism as a tool for bridging civilizations. Shedding new light on the highly topical subject of Islam in politics and society, this book is an essential read for scholars and students of international politics, Islamic studies and conflict resolution.
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Das Harvard-Konzept

Die unschlagbare Methode für beste Verhandlungsergebnisse

Author: Roger Fisher,William Ury,Bruce Patton

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359342990X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 9056

»Das Harvard-Konzept« gilt als das Standardwerk zum Thema Verhandeln – heute genauso wie vor 30 Jahren. Ob Gehaltsverhandlungen mit dem Chef, Tarifverhandlungen der Gewerkschaften, politische Konflikte auf höchster Ebene: Für Praktiker sämtlicher Berufsgruppen hat sich das sachbezogene Verhandeln als die wirksamste Methode bewährt, um Differenzen auszuräumen und zu einer gemeinsamen, bestmöglichen Lösung zu finden. Anlässlich des Jubiläums der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe erscheint es hier in einer attraktiven Sonderausgabe.
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