In this Book

The Bernal Story
buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
For eight years, the San Francisco neighborhood of Bernal Heights was mired in controversy. Traditionally a working-class neighborhood known for political activism and attention to community concern, Bernal house a diverse population of Latino, Filipino, and European heritage. The branch library, beloved in the community, was being renovated, raising the issue of whether to restore or paint over a thirty-year-old mural on its exyerior wall. To some of the residents the artwork represented their culture and their entitlement to live on the hill. To others, the mural blighted a beautiful building. To resolve this seemingly intractable conflict, area officials convened a mediation led by Roy, an experienced mediator and Bernal resident. The group, which reflected the wide range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds in the community, ultimately came to a strong consensus, resulting in the reinterpretation of the artwork to reflect changing times and to honor the full population of the neighborhood. The Bernal Story recounts in detail how the process was designed, who took part, how the group of twelve community representatives came to a consensus, and how that agreement was carried into the larger community and implemented. Roy’s firsthand account offers an essential tool for training community leaders and professional mediators, a valuable case history for use in sociology and conflict resolution courses, and a compelling narrative.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Note of Confidentiality
  2. pp. v-v
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. About the Author
  2. pp. vi-vi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part One: The Store of a Well-Fought Conflict
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. The Context
  2. pp. 3-18
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. The Setup
  2. pp. 19-31
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. The Beginning
  2. pp. 32-39
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. Storytelling
  2. pp. 40-51
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. Analysis
  2. pp. 52-64
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. Negotiation
  2. pp. 65-74
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 7. Documents and Disturbances
  2. pp. 75-82
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 8. Consensus!… and Disruption
  2. pp. 83-95
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 9. Aftermath
  2. pp. 96-100
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part Two: Theorizing the Good Fight
  2. pp. 101-102
  1. 10. Turning Points
  2. pp. 103-112
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 11. Dynamics of Mediating Identity-Based Conflict
  2. pp. 113-118
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part Three: Oragmatics and Reflections
  2. pp. 119-120
  1. 12. Summarizing the Model
  2. pp. 121-148
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 13. Conclusions and Recommendations
  2. pp. 149-162
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 163-168
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Cast of Chatacters
  2. pp. 169-170
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Methods and Tools
  2. pp. 171-176
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chronology
  2. pp. 177-178
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Appendix A
  2. pp. 179-180
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Appendix B
  2. pp. 181-182
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Appendix C
  2. pp. 183-184
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Appendix D
  2. pp. 185-186
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Appendix E
  2. pp. 187-190
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 191-192
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 193-200
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. About the Author, Back Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.