Context and Pretext in Conflict Resolution: Culture, Identity, Power, and Practice
Ph.D, Anthropology, 1978, University of California San Diego
M.A, Anthropology, 1973, University of California San Diego
Written by a distinguished scholar, this book explores themes of culture, identity, and power as they relate to conceptions of practice in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Among the topics covered are ethnic and identity conflicts; culture, relativism, and human rights; post-conflict trauma and reconciliation; and modeling varieties of conflict resolution practice.
Kevin Avruch is the Henry Hart Rice Professor of Conflict Resolution and Professor of Anthropology at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, as well as Senior Fellow in the Peace Operations Policy Program, at George Mason University. He is the author of Culture and Conflict Resolution, among other works.
Part 1 Culture and Conflict Resolution
1 Introduction: Culture, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution
2 Context and Pretext in Conflict Resolution
3 Culture, Relativism, and Human Rights
4 Constructing Identity
5 Type I and Type II Errors in Culturally Sensitive Conflict Resolution Practice
Part 2 Culture and Identity, Dilemmas of Power
6 Culture Theory, Culture Clash, and the Practice of Conflict Resolution
7 Negotiating Beyond Interests: The Poverty of Buyer and Seller
8 After Violence: TRCs and Reconstructing Identity
9 Conflict Resolution and the Dilemma of Power