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Moral Conflict
When Social Worlds Collide



248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In an original synthesis of communication theory and their own research and experience as intervention agents, the authors of Moral Conflict describe a dialectical tension between the expression and suppression of conflict that can be transcended in ways that lead to personal growth and productive patterns of social action. Several projects are described as practical examples of these ways of working.
 
PART ONE: MORAL CONFLICT
 
Discovering Moral Conflict
 
Understanding Conflict
 
The Problem of Moral Conflict
 
PART TWO: COMMUNICATION AND THE EXPRESSION OF DIFFERENCE
 
The Quality of Public Discourse
 
Patterns of Expressing Difference
 
Fighting and Making Peace
 
PART THREE: TOWARD A TRANSCENDENT DISCOURSE
 
New Forms of Eloquence
 
Model Projects in Transcendent Discourse
 
Achieving Transcendence

W. Barnett Pearce

Stephen Ward Littlejohn

Stephen Littlejohn (Ph.D., University of Utah), is a conflict management consultant, mediator, facilitator, and trainer.  He is consultant for the Public Dialogue Consortium and a partner in Domenici Littlejohn, Inc.   Stephen is co-author of Moral Conflict:  When Social Worlds Collide (Sage, 1997) and has written numerous other books and articles on communication and conflict.  He was a professor of communication at Humboldt State University in California and is currently Adjunct Professor of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico.  He has done research on mediation and conflict... More About Author