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Anthropological Contributions to Conflict Resolution

Chapter Title

Anthropological Contributions to Conflict Resolution

Department

Department of Conflict Resolution Studies

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Document Type

Book

Editors

Alvin W. Wolfe, Honggang Yang

Description

Anthropological Contributions to Conflict Resolution consists of ten essays that make vividly apparent the variety of ways that anthropological approaches and perspectives can be of practical worth in the resolution of conflicts. The essays represent various subdisciplines in anthropology, including legal and political anthropology, economic anthropology, cross-cultural studies, interpretive approaches, and social network approaches.

Conflicts and potential conflicts at many levels are the subjects of the essays. One contributor uses an ethnographic account of Sikh separatists in Punjab, India, to explore fighting resulting from the intertwining of religion and politics. Another essay discusses the role that anthropology played in conceptualizing the legal reforms on an island in the remote western Pacific in relation to the recent emergence of alternative dispute resolution. Conflicts over the commons in an American suburb are examined, as are harmony ideology and adversarial ideology as they are used for both freedom and control at a manufacturing plant. The introductory essay includes a discussion of network models in regard to conflict resolution, and the epilogue cites an agenda for applied research in the area.

ISBN

978-0820317656

Publication Date

2-1-1996

Publisher

University of Georgia Press

City

Athens, GA

Keywords

American suburb, anthropology, conflict resolution, culture conflict, ethnic relations

Disciplines

Anthropology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

First Page

1

Last Page

168

Comments

This book is part of the Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings Series.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-4520-0511

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