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

View: 7945

"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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Bridging Troubled Waters

Conflict Resolution from the Heart

Author: Michelle LeBaron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787966157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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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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Culture and Conflict Resolution

Author: Kevin Avruch

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781878379825

Category: Political Science

Page: 153

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After years of relative neglect, culture is finally receiving due recognition as a key factor in the evolution and resolution of conflicts. Unfortunately, however, when theorists and practitioners of conflict resolution speak of culture, they often understand and use it in a bewildering and unhelpful variety of ways. With sophistication and lucidity, "Culture and Conflict Resolution" exposes these shortcomings and proposes an alternative conception in which culture is seen as dynamic and derivative of individual experience. The book explores divergent theories of social conflict and differing strategies that shape the conduct of diplomacy, and examines the role that culture has (and has not) played in conflict resolution. The author is as forceful in critiquing those who would dismiss or diminish culture s relevance as he is trenchant in advocating conflict resolution approaches that make the most productive use of a coherent concept of culture. In a lively style, Avruch challenges both scholars and practitioners not only to develop a clearer understanding of what culture is, but also to take that understanding and incorporate it into more effective conflict resolution processes."
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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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Cultural Contestation in Ethnic Conflict

Author: Marc Howard Ross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463071

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Ethnic conflict often focuses on culturally charged symbols and rituals that evoke strong emotions from all sides. Marc Howard Ross examines battles over diverse cultural expressions, including Islamic headscarves in France, parades in Northern Ireland, holy sites in Jerusalem and Confederate flags in the American South to propose a psychocultural framework for understanding ethnic conflict, as well as barriers to, and opportunities for, its mitigation. His analysis explores how culture frames interests, structures demand-making and shapes how opponents can find common ground to produce constructive outcomes to long-term disputes. He focuses on participants' accounts of conflict to identify emotionally significant issues, and the power of cultural expressions to link individuals to larger identities and shape action. Ross shows that, contrary to popular belief, culture does not necessarily exacerbate conflict; rather, the constructed nature of psychocultural narratives can facilitate successful conflict mitigation through the development of more inclusive narratives and identities.
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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

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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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The Social Psychology of Communication

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

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 023031211X

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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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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Quantum Leadership

Author: Colleen Pauza,Tim Porter-O'Grady,Dian Baker,Kathy Malloch,Professor of Practice College of Nursing and Health Innovation Arizona State University Phoenix Arizona Clinical Professor Ohio State University College of Nursing Columbus Ohio Clinical Consultant API Healthcare Inc Hartford W Kathy Malloch

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284034291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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Quantum Leadership: Advancing Innovation, Transforming Health Care, Fourth Edition is a revised edition of a best-selling graduate level leadership textbook. The text is based on current concepts of leadership, data, and research related to the complexities of leadership.The Fourth edition has been revised to include new elements and ideas around leadership concepts to educate students as well as serve as an outstanding source of reference. This text is a seminal work on the issue of complexity leadership as applied to healthcare. There are very few other references that have the clarity, depth, and detail essential to enumerate this topic in healthcare organizations. It is especially valuable for graduate programs and DNP programs as it provides a foundation for contemporary leadership and emphasizes the role characteristics necessary to lead complex organizations. The new edition will feature an additional chapter on complexity leadership in health reform in order to incorporate the newer requisites of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act in a way that is relevant to leadership development and capacity. The addition of case studies found within each chapter help in the translational work. New application exercises will be made available via "The Quantum Workbook" as a supplement for learning. Additional updates to the text include: chapter podcasts, additional translational and learning material related to chapter case studies. Lastly, all references have been revised and updated to reflect the most current evidence around learning leadership.
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Diversity, Culture and Counselling

A Canadian Perspective, 2e

Author: M. Honoré France,María del Carmen Rodríguez,Geoffrey G. Hett

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: 1550594419

Category: Education

Page: 432

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Information about many cultural groups in Canada with practical perspectives on subjects such as treating Muslim clients, the specific needs of Indo-Canadians, the role of traditional healing methods in Aboriginal cultures, and helping immigrant children cope with acculturation in the school system.
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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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The Choreography of Resolution

Conflict, Movement, and Neuroscience

Author: Michelle LeBaron,Carrie MacLeod,Andrew Floyer Acland

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627221375

Category: Law

Page: 306

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The Choreography of Resolution explores how conflict, movement and neuroscience are all intertwined and the effects each factor plays in resolution. The authors consider the role of movement in conflict dynamics, expose the limitations of omitting the body from understandings of conflict, explore ethical dimensions of embodied approaches, and propose key strategies for conflict intervention.
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Intercultural Communication

A Practical Guide

Author: Tracy Novinger

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292755710

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 4854

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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Connective Leadership

Managing in a Changing World

Author: Jean Lipman-Blumen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195134698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 405

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Lipman-Blumen presents a detailed explanation of the Connective Leadership Model, showing leaders how to move beyond competition towards an "ethical instrumentalism" that employs the talents of others to achieve strategic goals. 5 line drawings.
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Cultural Chemistry: Simple Strategies for Bridging Cultural Gaps

Author: Patti McCarthy

Publisher: Bookpod

ISBN: 9780994644107

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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Are you fascinated but frustrated by cultural differences? Have you stood on the edge of cultural gaps and wondered how on earth to bridge them? Don't worry, you are not alone. Working across cultures can be very challenging, both professionally and personally, but these cultural gaps can be bridged. Cultural Chemistry combines strategy with knowledge, introducing you firstly to the Four R's - an easy, four-step process for simplifying and improving your cross-cultural partnerships - and then exploring cultural differences, by meeting people and hearing stories from all over the world. Whether you are a business traveller, an expatriate, have global clients, work in a multi-cultural team or are simply a holiday maker who wants to dig deeper, Cultural Chemistry will teach you; Why reflecting on our own culture is so important How to make a great first impression Why our assumptions about people are often completely wrong Why what we say isn't always what is heard How to be an effective manager and motivator, whatever the culture Cultural differences don't have to be difficult. By learning more about cultural variances and being prepared to turn off our cultural cruise-control, we really can make our international encounters both more rewarding and more enjoyable. About the Author: Originally from the UK, Patti McCarthy is a 3CK (third-culture kid) who has lived and worked on five different continents. Through her business, Cultural Chemistry, she provides coaching and training to organisations wishing to embrace the opportunities which cultural diversity provides. She is also a regular media commentator and public speaker on the impact of cultural differences on everything from business expansion to childcare. She lives with her husband, her two dogs and her three children, who were all born in different countries."
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Conflict Mediation Across Cultures

Pathways and Patterns

Author: David W. Augsburger

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664256098

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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Believing not only that conflict is inevitable in human life but that it is essential and can be quite constructive, Augsburger proposes a shift to an "international" approach in resolving conflict. Augsburger focuses on interpersonal and group conflicts and provides a comparison of conflict patterns within and among various cultures.
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Searching for peace

the road to TRANSCEND

Author: Johan Galtung,Carl G. Jacobsen,Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen

Publisher: Pluto Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 6875

An essential guidebook on peace resolution by a world renowned figure in this discipline. Covers major conflicts and possible resolution using genuine insight.
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A Public Peace Process

Sustained Dialogue to Transform Racial and Ethnic Conflicts

Author: H. Saunders

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0312299397

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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Many of the deep-rooted human conflicts that seize our attention today are not ready for formal mediation and negotiation. People do not negotiate about identity, fear, historic grievance, and injustice. Sustained dialogue provides a space where citizens outside government can change their conflictual relationships. Governments can negotiate binding agreements and enforce and implement them, but only citizens can change human relationships. Governments have long had their tools of diplomacy - mediation, negotiation, force, and allocation of resources. Harold H. Saunders' A Public Peace Process provides citizens outside government with their own instrument for transforming conflict. Saunders outlines a systematic approach for citizens to use in reducing racial, ethnic, and other deep-rooted tensions in their countries, communities, and organizations.
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Pathways for Peace

Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict

Author: United Nations;World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464811865

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

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Violent conflicts today are complex and increasingly protracted, involving more nonstate groups and regional and international actors. It is estimated that by 2030—the horizon set by the international community for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals—more than half of the world’s poor will be living in countries affected by high levels of violence. Information and communication technology, population movements, and climate change are also creating shared risks that must be managed at both national and international levels. Pathways for Peace is a joint United Nations†“World Bank Group study that originates from the conviction that the international community’s attention must urgently be refocused on prevention. A scaled-up system for preventive action would save between US$5 billion and US$70 billion per year, which could be reinvested in reducing poverty and improving the well-being of populations. The study aims to improve the way in which domestic development processes interact with security, diplomacy, mediation, and other efforts to prevent conflicts from becoming violent. It stresses the importance of grievances related to exclusion—from access to power, natural resources, security and justice, for example—that are at the root of many violent conflicts today. Based on a review of cases in which prevention has been successful, the study makes recommendations for countries facing emerging risks of violent conflict as well as for the international community. Development policies and programs must be a core part of preventive efforts; when risks are high or building up, inclusive solutions through dialogue, adapted macroeconomic policies, institutional reform, and redistributive policies are required. Inclusion is key, and preventive action needs to adopt a more people-centered approach that includes mainstreaming citizen engagement. Enhancing the participation of women and youth in decision making is fundamental to sustaining peace, as well as long-term policies to address the aspirations of women and young people.
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Changing Our Worlds

Arts as Transformative Practice

Author: Michelle LeBaron,Janis Sarra

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 1928357865

Category: Art

Page: 196

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Changing Our Worlds draws on the wisdom of African artists, theorists, educators and leaders. It profiles an array of transformative arts projects that, among other things, changed attitudes and behaviours toward HIV testing and prevention, helped rural citizens to design and build a new community centre and supported those with HIV/AIDS to strengthen their resilience. As a group of scholar/practitioners, collaborating on the book reinforced our confidence in the potency of arts practices to unsettle unjust orders, inspire new visions and embrace the human dignity that comes from acknowledging the interdependent world in which we live.
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