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International and Regional Perspectives on Cross-Cultural Mediation

by Dominic Busch (Volume editor) Claude-Hélène Mayer (Volume editor) Christian Boness (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 230 Pages

Summary

Intercultural and cross-cultural mediation in the Western world has emerged as an object of research that has attracted a growing attention over the past thirty years. Meanwhile, static and essentialist notions of culture in communication have been challenged by dynamic and constructivist approaches taking culture as a flux that is changing permanently. The contributions in this book adopt these tendencies to cross-cultural mediation research: They center around the question if and in what ways people from different cultural groups have constructed their own notions of how conflict mediation in cross-cultural settings should be dealt with in particular. In other words: Are there different ways of handling cross-cultural conflict that may be termed as culture-specific? The contributions in this volume reveal some insights to the high complexity of this question.

Details

Pages
230
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631596449
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 229 pp.

Biographical notes

Dominic Busch (Volume editor) Claude-Hélène Mayer (Volume editor) Christian Boness (Volume editor)

The Editors: Dominic Busch is Junior Professor in Intercultural Communication at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. Claude-Hélène Mayer is Professor of Intercultural Business Communication at the University of Applied Studies in Hamburg, Germany. Christian Martin Boness is Teacher and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Education at the University of Göttingen, Germany.

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Title: International and Regional Perspectives on Cross-Cultural Mediation