Conflict mediation across cultures : pathways and patterns /

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Author / Creator:Augsburger, David W.
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/John Knox Press, c1992.
Description:x, 310 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subject:Interpersonal conflict -- Cross-cultural studies.
Conflict management -- Cross-cultural studies.
Interpersonal conflict -- Folklore.
Conflict management -- Folklore.
Conflict management.
Interpersonal conflict.
Cross-cultural studies.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0664219616 (acid-free paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-303) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / Speed Leas
  • 1. Conflict: A Universal, Cultural, and Individual Process. "There is no dipper which never strikes the kettle." (Chinese proverb)
  • 2. Conflict: Creative or Destructive Dynamics? "If you haven't fought with each other, you do not know each other." (Chinese proverb)
  • 3. Conflict: The Power of Honor, Dignity, and Face. "Do not remove a fly from your neighbor's face with a hatchet." (Chinese proverb)
  • 4. Conflict: Anger, Anxiety, and Aggression. "Anger punishes itself." (Chinese proverb)
  • 5. Conflict: Triangular in Origin and Resolution. "When the first wife fights with the second, the husband gets his nose cut off." (Nepalese proverb)
  • 6. Conflict: Gender Differences and Conflict Styles. "Even God is not ripe enough to catch a woman in love." (Yoruban proverb)
  • 7. Mediation: The Necessity of a Go-between. "The peacemaker gets two-thirds of the blows." (Montenegrin proverb)
  • 8. Conflict: Cycles, Pathways, and Patterns. "If a quarrel gets too hot for you, pretend it is a game." (Hausa proverb)
  • 9. Reconciliation: The Many Faces of Forgiveness. "A sin covered is half-forgiven." (Arab proverb). "The one who forgives gains the victory." (Yoruban proverb).