Exercise 2 a) How does conflict affect individuals differently? Conflict affects our daily lives and leaves an emotional imprint on how we view relationships with people. Whether the conflict is global or personal, if it is not addressed in time it normally has a negative impact and ends up in an argument or physical confrontation. There are rare occasions when a conflict has a positive impact and the parties involved walk away with constructive resolution. b) Is conflict something we should always avoid?
The physical injury gives survivors something to hide behind. Changes, after conflict, are often seen to have a negative effect on the individual, but in some cases the endurance of the conflict can bring on a change for the positive. A transformation in the individual after encountering dissonance can forever shape their relationships with other people. Morals and beliefs can be altered through encountering altered, where the individual is forced to reflect upon their own thoughts. Survivors of conflict are never the same again.
The application of this concept to historical and contemporary situations often leads to a deeper understanding of what and why things happen in battle. To evaluate the usefulness of just war theory you’d have to consider warfare without it. If there were no ‘guidelines’ as such to explain concepts that dictated justice in entering warfare (jus add bellum), there would be many more wars. A war is deemed ‘just’ if it fits a criterion of a few key tenets. Firstly, that the waging of war is off the back of every possible alternate method of peaceful resolution being exhausted.
Ethnographic fieldwork remains one of the most important components of anthropology. However as noted by Robben & Sluka (2007) in their account of ethnographic fieldwork, choosing to engage in this form of activity can be incredibly dangerous especially in regions devastated by large amounts of conflict and crisis. Consequently there are controversies surrounding the continuation of ethnographic research undergone in risky locations and the moral duties involved in the disclosure of materials and information found. It is therefore critical that anthropologist be aware of the dangers involved and the associated risks in regions subject to conflict Anthropologist should have extended preparation and be prepared mentally as well as physically in case of an emergency. This essay will begin with an analysis of some of the risks associated with fieldwork performed in dangerous areas.
Conflict permeates every aspect of our lives; it is inevitable and inescapable. A world without conflict would be flat and sterile. It is how we choose to conduct ourselves in these times of conflict that define who we are and how we are viewed in society. There are some who, driven by fear, conduct themselves in a dishonourable manner during conflict but there are some who are able to rise above and behave in extraordinary ways in times of conflict. This is evident in history and is much explored in literature and written accounts.
How we deal with conflict says much about who we are and what we value. Whilst it is true to say that actions will always have consequences, it should be considered in terms of conflict that those actions can form particular opinions about a person. It is clear that when faced with a difficult or conflicting situation a person's reaction can display a form of their true self. However in certain extreme situations, a conflict may force a person into a action that he or she may not necessarily agree to and therefore what we see in that person may not be true. It is important to consider the types of conflict and actions a person becomes involved with into order to underline whether or not it indicates who we are and what we value.
This motivates us both consciously and unconsciously to act accordingly to various situations. We do things out of obligation in response to fear and we employ defense mechanisms to avoid any negative aspects. The ways of which human kind attempts to instill a positive outlook on life and themselves can be created though self esteem. Those who have high self-esteem are likely to have a positive outlook on life and most likely will have a sense of purpose. That outlook on life which one has is aligned with how they perceive death.
The Sociological Imagination is a basic concept that can be expanded to many different aspects of life. One cause can lead to an effect of events and send a chain reaction and disturb other issues which will have to be resolve. In the article of Sociological Imagination, it talks about some of the issues that we Americans are struggling in today’s society. For instance war, men and women of our armed forces are fighting for our freedom, dying for our country in honor to protect us from all anxiety. With war comes with a price, the weapons from guns to armory and the bravery of our men and women that have to survive in harsh conditions.
I will then go on to look at minimising conflict using a recognised technique and how the adverse effects can be minimised. Causes and Explanation Because there are a variety of personalities within the work place it is inevitable that there will be conflict at some point and this could be for any number of reasons; * Different Personal Values; at some point you may be asked to complete a task that conflicts with your ethical standards. When work conflicts with personal values conflict can arise very quickly and this can be overcome by trying not to ask people to do tasks that you know will cause them distress due to their beliefs/values. * Unpredictable Policies: When rules or policies change within the workplace and those changes are not communicated clearly, confusion and conflict can occur. It is essential to inform people of changes and why these changes are happening as when you are aware of why something is being altered you are much more likely to accept it.
At the heart of conflict is fear Conflict is an inevitable part of our everyday lives regardless of time and place: and at the heart of conflict is fear. It is a major part of human existence, leading back to the earliest form of conflict, where our human ancestors. There is constantly some form of conflict taking place around the world, whether it is between nations, politics or families. There are a number of reasons for the causes of conflict such as: Unmatched expectations; difference in culture and religion; difference in beliefs, morals and values; and fear. I believe fear and people being scared is among the most likely causes of conflict.