Central Contrasts in Conflict and Dispute Patterns Across Cultures
Augsburger takes a cultural approach to the typology of conflict. The goal of this study is to both sensitize and desensitize the reader. The desensitization of our common sense about conflict (common sense is the expression of our particular cultural pool of assumptions) is necessary if we are to understand another culture's • process "interpathically" — that Is, if we are to perceive and experience another culture's content and context from within while coming from without. The sensitization of our "uncommon senses" about conflict invites us to learn from another culture as well as respect It. We have much to gain from each other. Every culture can be our teacher in some respect, offering some new perspective from the surprising and amazing disequilibrium that occurs on the boundary.Download pdf Download text
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