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John G. Oetzel, Bibiana Arcos, Phola Mabizela, A. Michael Weinman & Qin Zhang

In: The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice

Chapter 20: Historical, Political, and Spiritual Factors of Conflict: Understanding Conflict Perspectives and Communication in the Muslim World, China, Colombia, and South Africa

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Historical, Political, and Spiritual Factors of Conflict: Understanding Conflict Perspectives and Communication in the Muslim World, China, Colombia, and South Africa
Historical, political, and spiritual factors of conflict: Understanding conflict perspectives and communication in the Muslim world, China, Colombia, and South Africa

The majority of research investigations on intercultural conflict and cross-cultural comparisons of conflict behavior utilize Western/individualistic conceptualizations of conflict and conflict styles in an etic manner (e.g., Elsayed-Ekhouly & Buda, 1996; Gabrielidis, Stephan, Ybarra, Dos Santos Pearson, & Villareal, 1997; Oetzel etal., 2001; Ohbuchi, Fukushima, & Tedeschi, 1999; for a review of this line of research see Ting-Toomey & Oetzel, 2003). The purpose of these types of studies is to understand how members of various cultures communicate during conflict so that conflict participants ...

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