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Re-Centering Culture and Knowledge in Conflict Resolution Practice

by Mary Adams Trujillo

Part of the Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution Series

Re-Centering Culture and Knowledge in Conflict Resolution Practice Synopsis

At its core, the field of conflict resolution is about relationships and ways of approaching methods for problem solving. These relationships and approaches vary greatly depending on the individual, society, and historical background. Cultural perspective is thus fundamental to any dispute intervention. Re-Centering Culture and Knowledge in Conflict Resolution Practice is a collection of essays by scholars and practitioners of conflict resolution and grassroots members of communities whose contributions are not commonly recognized.The volume offers a sampling of the cultural voices essential to effective practice yet often considered marginal in the discourse of conflict resolution. The authors explore the role of culture, race, and oppression in resolving disputes. Drawing on firsthand experience and sound research, the authors address such issues as culturally sensitive mediation practices, the diversity of perspectives in conflict resolution literature, and power dynamics. The first anthology of its kind, this book combines personal narratives with formal scholarship. By melding these varied approaches, the authors seek to inspire activism for social justice in today's multicultural society.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780815631873
Publication date: 15th August 2008
Author: Mary Adams Trujillo
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 370 pages
Categories: Peace studies & conflict resolution, Cultural studies,

About Mary Adams Trujillo

Mary Adams Trujillo, S. Y. Bowland, Linda James Myers, Phillip M. Richards, and Beth Roy coedited the anthology as a project of the Practitioners Research and Scholarship Institute (PRASI), an organization promoting practice-oriented research to identify and meet the needs of people of color and others who are under-represented in conflict resolution literature.

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