2007 Distinguished Book Award from the Communication & Social Cognition Division of the National Communication Association
THE SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice
is the first resource to synthesize key theories, research, and practices of conflict communication in a variety of contexts. Editors John Oetzel and Stella Ting-Toomey, as well as expert researchers in the field, emphasize constructive conflict management from a communication perspective which places primacy in the message as the focus of conflict research and practice. Key Features
- Examines conflict in multiple contexts: Rather than focusing on a single context, the Handbook’s four parts focus on contexts in which conflict occurs - conflict in relationships and families, conflict at work, conflict in communities, and conflict in international/intercultural situations - and includes an understanding of how each context impacts the others.
- Integrates research and practice: The art and science of conflict are blended together by integrating research and practice so that practitioners and scholars know both the theoretical explanations of conflict as well as the skills needed to address conflict.
- Offers a thorough review of literature: This book assembles the knowledge base of the field of conflict communication in one volume. A thorough review of literature provides access to a vast amount of research. Since culture shapes the way we view and communicate about conflict, a strong emphasis is placed on cultural diversity.
Perfect for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying Conflict Communication, Conflict Management, Conflict Resolution, Peace and Conflict, and Mediation.