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Week 6 - Personal Journeys through Culture There and Back Again.docx

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Peace and Conflict Studies
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PACS 327
Nathan Funk

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Week 6 Personal Journeys through Culture There and Back AgainAnalyzing What is at Stake Conflict Issues and MessagesInstrumentalconcrete wantsdemands of each partyRelationalquality of interaction between parties o Relationships and money Some cultures put the relationship before business while others but business firstIdentityunderlying concerns and meanings related to each sides sense of self and image of the othero Who am I and who are you Whats your story and what is mine How do we each influence the universe How do we communicate respect for the other FaceFacea projected image of ones self in relational context Augsburger page 85 o Some cultures portray more through about face and the need to communicate respect and status in relationshipsCollectivistic cultures importance of avoiding direct confrontationConflictManagement and ThirdParty InterventionHigh Context Cultures o Selfassertiveness problematic o More conscious of face issues o Routine use of informal thirdparty gobetweens o Mediators may be knowledgeable insidersLow Context Cultures o Selfassertiveness valued o Less conscious of face issues o Not unusual to confront issues persontoperson o Mediators expected to be outside professionalsSulha more collectivist culture When one person from one community group hurts someone from the other community group it is more than just a personal hurt Families look out for their own and an offence to one family results in retaliation from the otherLocalizing Peacewe need to think about what is universal about conflict management but what also is culturalJourneys through CultureAll crosscultural exploration begins with the experience of being lost Guy Olivier FaureCulture ShockAnxiety and discomfort associated with experiences of a new and different culture o Can be painful and disorienting Lack of control helplessness depressionPotential growth Why1Loss of cues or reinforces o Immersion in a new world of images symbols codes and meanings o Familiar reassuring signposts no longer present
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