Culture and Conflict

 

Culture and Conflict

S.Y. Bowland describes how cultural frames can lead to misunderstanding and conflict.
Kevin Avruch discusses the relation between cultural frames and conflict.
Sanda Kaufman recommends that intervenors be aware of the ways in which cultural frames affect their interpretations and assessments of conflict situations.
Kevin Avruch suggests that cultural differences sometimes obfuscate the true motives that are driving conflict.
Indira Kajosevic of the Reconciliation and Culture Cooperative Network in New York City suggests that to understand this one must look to issues of identity and culture. She recommends taking a culturally sensitive approach to the issues faced by those from the Balkans and now living in New York City.
Leo Cardenas talks about how to "work the ethnicity out of" a conflict situation, so that more immediate issues can be addressed.
Civil rights mediator Silke Hansen describes how she builds trust with minority groups even though she is white.
Silke Hansen discusses the importance of looking past racial overtones, and focusing on the real issues of a particular conflict.
Silke Hansen discusses a situation in which language was a significant hindrance to the mediation process.
Will Reed recounts a cultural misunderstanding that he had with a group of Native American leaders.
Julian Klugman discusses some of the cultural factors in the L.A. riots, including one of the main reasons why Asian businesses were targeted.
Class differences are more important than racial differences with respect to styles of mediation that work best, Wallace Warfield observes.
Civil rights mediator Efrain Martinez explains how cultural misunderstandings between Vietnamese and local fisherman in Texas caused tensions and eventually a killing (though the killing isn't described here).
Stephen Thom discusses the role his own ethnicity plays in dealing with people from different ethnic backgrounds.
Class differences are more important than racial differences with respect to styles of mediation that work best, Wallace Warfield observes.