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Conflict Across Cultures A Unique Experience of Bridging Differences

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ISBN-10: 1931930228

ISBN-13: 9781931930222

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michelle Lebaron, Venashri Pillay, Michelle LeBaron

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Description:

Cultural differences among members of a group, be it a multinational business team or a multinational family, are frequently the source of misunderstanding and conflict. Using stories from a variety of cultures, the text demystifies the intricate and important relationships between conflict and culture.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Crossing Boundaries
Images of Ourselves: Differences and Connections
Forming Our Ideas on Culture and Conflict Resolution
A Map through Rough Terrain
Deepening the Colors: Expanding Awareness of Conflict and Culture
Conflict, Culture, and Images of Change
Conflict and Culture: Mapping the Terrain
Culture and Conflict: Intertwined Inextricably
Connecting Culture and Conflict Resolution
Culture: Exploring the River
Dare We Define Culture?
How Culture Works
Guiding Lights: Cultural Starting Points
Constructing Cultural Flowers: When Starting Points Overlap
Using Our Multicultural Selves
A Journey Toward Cultural Fluency
Cultural Fluency
Anticipatory Capacity: Expecting Uncertainties in Cross-cultural Turbulence
Embeddedness: Rediscovering Myself in the Mirror of Cultural Others
Expressive Capacity: Describing Indescribable Feelings
Navigational Capacity: Sailing across Turbulent Waters
The Way Forward
When the Waters of Culture and Conflict Meet
At the Crossroads of Civilizations
Conflict Dynamics
How Culture Shapes and Reshapes Conflict
How Conflict Shapes and Reshapes Culture
Exploring Alternative Scenarios for the Journey Ahead
Capacities and Skills for Intercultural Conflict Resolution
Overview of Capacities and Skills for Intercultural Conflict Resolution
Flexibility
Creative Engagement
Momentum
A Map through Rough Terrain: A Guide for Intercultural Conflict Resolution
Relationship at the Center
Prepare: People and Process
Discover: Explore and Envision
Create: Invent, Implement, Evaluate, and Adjust
Rejuvenate
Transformation
Full Circle Reflection: Learning from Ourselves
Conflict Resolution across Cultures: A Summary
Trials and Triumphs: Becoming a Multicultural Team
Process: Reflections on Becoming a Team
Relationship: Reflections on Group Dynamics and Interactions
Outcome: Reflections on Achievements
References
Index