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Download Conflict Across Cultures: A Unique Experience of Bridging by Michelle LeBaron, Venashri Pillay PDF

By Michelle LeBaron, Venashri Pillay

I might concur with the opposite reviewer that this an excellent booklet for students exploring intercultural clash. one of many members, Tatsushi Arai, used to be a professor of mine and we used this booklet at school. Take time to analyze professor Arai as he's an awesome practioner and actual chief in clash transformation within the box. This e-book is a smart ebook to learn in addition to Liisa Malkki's "Purity in Exile". additionally, learn Vamik Volcan for additional intensity of the intergenerational mental root elements of clash. This booklet is an edited paintings so every bit stands just a little by itself but they're all woven jointly by means of a bunch of authors that took nice attempt to make a cohesive paintings.

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While no comprehensive or perfect definition of culture can be formulated, there are some important aspects about culture that are worth considering. We encourage you to be playful with the ideas we present here— expand them, turn them over, break them down, argue with them, add new perspectives, and stretch your imagination as you remain open and flexible. With a spirit of inquiry, culture and its links to identity and meaning-making can be glimpsed. Chapter Two paints an introductory picture of culture as an underground river that runs through our lives and relationships connecting us to others in the groups to which we belong.

In Chapter Two, we defined culture as the shared, often unspoken, understandings in a group that shape identities and the process of making meaning. We now want to deepen this understanding to provide a foundation for cultural fluency—the ability to communicate effectively across cultures. While no comprehensive or perfect definition of culture can be formulated, there are some important aspects about culture that are worth considering. We encourage you to be playful with the ideas we present here— expand them, turn them over, break them down, argue with them, add new perspectives, and stretch your imagination as you remain open and flexible.

Even when our experience is not direct or personal, we need only turn on the television or page through the newspaper to realize the extent to which conflict and associated violence pervade our lives. By bringing the world to our doorstep no matter where we live, globalization has stretched our attention beyond personal and family conflicts to regional and world conflicts. Conflict and its escalation in the present-day world demands and commands our attention, as well as our commitment to understanding and addressing it.

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