Conflict Across Cultures: A Unique Experience of Bridging by Michelle LeBaron, Venashri Pillay

By Michelle LeBaron, Venashri Pillay

I might concur with the opposite reviewer that this an outstanding publication for students exploring intercultural clash. one of many members, Tatsushi Arai, was once a professor of mine and we used this ebook at school. Take time to investigate professor Arai as he's an awesome practioner and precise chief in clash transformation within the box. This ebook is a brilliant e-book to learn in addition to Liisa Malkki's "Purity in Exile". additionally, learn Vamik Volcan for extra intensity of the intergenerational mental root parts of clash. This booklet is an edited paintings so every piece stands a bit of by itself but they're all woven jointly through a bunch of authors that took nice attempt to make a cohesive paintings.

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In fact, Dragon club executives were very upset by his behavior, worrying that Davis was tarnishing the team’s dignified image. The Dragons’ particularist starting point led them to see the training suit as appropriate only in particular contexts, not in general public settings (1989). 3. 3 General Orientations Privileged by Universalism – Particularism Universalism Generalizations Standardization Broad orientation Sameness and similarity Open, static systems Mass production Comparison is possible Equality Particularism Exceptions Uniqueness Narrow orientation Difference and distinction Innovative, dynamic systems Customization Comparison is insignificant Special privileges 40 Conflict across Cultures Cultures draw on both orientations depending on issues, contexts, and players.

Ultimately this issue is best addressed through respectful dialogue taking into account both sets of starting points. Another example of these starting points comes from Whiting’s book on the experience of Americans playing professional baseball in Japan. Willie Davis, the player described earlier whose chanting was not appreciated by his Japanese teammates, exhibited a more universalist starting point than his Japanese counterparts. While the Japanese were very sensitive to appropriate attire in particular situations, Davis assumed that clothing he liked could be worn nearly everywhere.

Universities in the United States have experienced conflicts relating to individualism and communitarianism in their application of policies relating to academic conduct, especially plagiarism. While scholarly opinions diverge about how much of the problem can be attributed to cultural misunderstanding, there is considerable evidence that plagiarism is often not well understood by foreign students from diverse parts of the world. Students from more collectivist countries may not attach the same importance to individual work as their more individualist American counterparts.

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