Offering unique coverage of an emerging, interdisciplinary area, this comprehensive handbook examines the theoretical underpinnings and emergent conceptions of intercultural mediation in related fields of study.

Authored by global experts in fields from intercultural communication and conflict resolution to translation studies, literature, political science, and foreign language teaching, chapters trace the history, development, and present state of approaches to intercultural mediation. The sections in this volume show how the concept of intercultural mediation has been constructed among different fields and shaped by its specific applications in an open cycle of influence. The book parses different philosophical conceptions as well as pragmatic approaches, providing ample grounding in the key perspectives on this growing field of discourse.

The Routledge Handbook of Intercultural Mediation is a valuable reference for graduate and postgraduate students studying mediation, conflict resolution, intercultural communication, translation, and psychology, as well as for practitioners and researchers in those fields and beyond.

part I|72 pages

Professional intercultural dispute mediation

chapter 2|13 pages

Cross-cultural disputes and mediator strategies

ByCarrie Menkel-Meadow

chapter 3|8 pages

De-essentializing notions of self and identity in mediation

ByIda Helene Asmussen

chapter 4|8 pages

Cultural humility in intercultural mediation

ByShino Yokotsuka

chapter 5|8 pages

Intercultural mediation training

ByClaude-Hélène Mayer

chapter 6|10 pages

Interculturality in Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) 1

ByDorcas Quek Anderson

chapter 7|8 pages

Policing and intercultural mediation: Forms of triadic conflict management

ByCatharina Vogt, Stefanie Giljohann

chapter 8|8 pages

Putting culture into a perspective in intercultural mediation

ByKatharina Kriegel-Schmidt

part II|60 pages

Intercultural mediation in international politics

chapter 9|9 pages

Interculturality in the concept of peace mediation

ByAnne Holper

chapter 10|7 pages

Hybrid peace mediation in the age of pandemics

ByAnine Hagemann, Isabel Bramsen

chapter 11|8 pages

The political dimensions of culture and religion in mediation

ByMohammed Abu-Nimer, Timothy Seidel

chapter 14|9 pages

The past is the past—or is it? Considering the role of the past in intercultural mediation

ByBarbara Tint, Minji Cho, Martha Doyle

part III|45 pages

De-centering Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

chapter 16|8 pages

Imagining a racially diverse and inclusive mediation field: Uncovering the structural hurdles

ByMaria R. Volpe, Marvin E. Johnson

chapter 17|9 pages

Intercultural mediation from a European perspective

ByAgostino Portera

chapter 18|8 pages

Islamic forms of intercultural mediation

ByAkram Abdul Cader

chapter 19|9 pages

Transforming conflict cultures through mediation

ByKenneth Cloke

chapter 20|9 pages

Indigenous conflict management strategies beyond the ADR paradigm

ByHamdesa Tuso

part IV|63 pages

De-essentializing culture in intercultural mediation

chapter 21|9 pages

The discourse of thirdness in intercultural mediation

ByMalcolm N. MacDonald

chapter 22|10 pages

The triadic character of intercultural learning: Insights from edusemiotics

ByJuming Shen, Ying Zhou

chapter 23|9 pages

The bridge metaphor in intercultural mediation

ByJohn Corbett

chapter 25|8 pages

Emic and etic perspectives on culture in mediation

ByAlena L. Vasilyeva

chapter 26|8 pages

Professional dispute mediators' notions of culture

ByDominic Busch, Emilian Franco, Andrea Hartmann-Piraudeau

chapter 27|9 pages

Design thinking and design communication for intercultural conflict management

ByPatrice M. Buzzanell, Sean Eddington, Evgeniya Pyatovskaya, Aliah Mestrovich Seay

part V|66 pages

Theorizing intercultural mediation

chapter 28|10 pages

Theorizing mediation from the perspective of legal anthropology

ByMarc Simon Thomas

chapter 29|9 pages

Anthropological approaches to culture in conflict mediation

ByRebecca Golbert

chapter 31|9 pages

Weaving together three strands of research: Culture, communication, and conflict

ByDeborah A. Cai, Edward L. Fink

chapter 32|9 pages

Intercultural mediation as intercultural competence 1

ByJan D. ten Thije

chapter 33|10 pages

It takes three to tango. A sociological triadology

ByUlrich Bröckling

part VI|37 pages

Linguistic explorations of intercultural mediation

part VII|30 pages

Psychological tools for analyzing intercultural mediation

chapter 39|9 pages

Cultural intelligence in intercultural mediation

ByGabriela Gonçalves, Cátia Sousa

chapter 40|9 pages

Research from psychology on intercultural mediation: Cultural values and emotional intelligence

ByMarjaana Gunkel, Christopher Schlägel, Vas Taras

part VIII|36 pages

Translation research and intercultural mediation

chapter 42|9 pages

Intercultural mediation in translation and interpreting studies

ByMustapha Taibi

chapter 44|7 pages

The mediating role of empathy in community interpreting

ByLeticia Santamaría Ciordia

part IX|39 pages

Intercultural mediation in foreign language education and the arts

chapter 46|10 pages

The intercultural speaker as an intercultural mediator

ByMelina Porto, Manuela Wagner

chapter 47|10 pages

Intercultural mediation in contexts of translanguaging

ByKeiko Tsuchiya

chapter 48|9 pages

Children as intercultural mediators

ByZhiyan Guo

chapter 49|8 pages

Intercultural mediation in the world language classroom

ByChristelle Palpacuer Lee