Intercultural Communication and Social Identities
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The effect of religious dogmatism is widely apparent in many aspects of social and cultural life and has a remarkable influence on shaping, deconstructing, and reforming the ways in which the intercultural communication takes place. The identity development and performance through socialization is manifested through communication processes, and the contrasting verbal and nonverbal interaction signs cause the cross-cultural dialogues to stumble.The book is concerned with the religious substructures fostering specific gender norms which individuals will adopt even though they are restrictive and discriminatory norms.
Intercultural communication Complete Self-Assessment Guide
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In what ways are Intercultural communication vendors and us interacting to ensure safe and effective use? What is Effective Intercultural communication? Meeting the challenge: are missed Intercultural communication opportunities costing us money? Why are Intercultural communication skills important? How do we accomplish our long range Intercultural communication goals?This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Intercultural communication investments work better.
Race(ing) Intercultural Communication
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Race(ing) Intercultural Communication signals a crucial intervention in the field, as well as in wider society, where social and political events are calling for new ways of making sense of race in the 21st century. Contributors to this book work at multiple intersections, theoretically and methodologically, in order to highlight relational (im)possibilities for intercultural communication. Chapters underscore the continuing importance of studying race, and the diverse mechanisms that maintain racial logics both in the U. S. and globally. In the so-called ‘post-racial’ era in which we live, not only are disrupting notions of colour-blindness crucially important, but so too are imagining new ways of thinking through racial matters.
Intercultural Dialogue
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‘Intercultural dialogue’, as a concept and ideology in the European Union, stimulates a rational 21st century society where people can engage in (intercultural) communication on a global scale, and can do so openly and freely in conditions of security and mutual respect. Intercultural dialogue connotes dialogic communication that is peaceful, reconciliatory, and democratic. Yet the term and its accompanying rhetoric belie the intercultural communicative undercurrents and their manifestations that people encounter in their daily lives.
Intercultural Communication: Adapting to Emerging Global Realities
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The reader Intercultural Communication: Adapting to Emerging Global Realitiesteaches readers how to adapt to new, emerging global realities. The selected readings focus on significant, new players in the global political economy, most notably the BRICS nations, to enhance knowledge and communicative competence of all parties at stake. The first several units of the text are geared to specific countries and geographical regions. In addition to extensive material on Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, the material addresses communicative issues related to the Middle East, Europe, and Africa as a whole.
Intercultural Communications: Connecting with Cultural Diversity
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Communication is the expression of our thoughts and feelings, and culture has a significant impact on how we communicate. This is why different cultural groups communicate differently.With the recent rise of globalisation and the rapid growth of multiculturalism in society, we are now required to communicate more often with people from different cultural backgrounds. When communicating, one of the biggest mistakes we make is to assume others think the same way we do.
An Introduction to Intercultural Communication: Identities in a Global Community
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The highly anticipated Ninth Edition of An Introduction to Intercultural Communication prepares today’s students to successfully navigate our increasingly global community by integrating major current events into essential communication skills and concepts. To spark student interest, award-winning professor and best-selling author Fred E. Jandt offers unique insights into intercultural communication, at home and abroad, through an emphasis on history, culture, and popular media.
Working in a Multicultural World: A Guide to Developing Intercultural Competence
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Measureable, data driven outcomes are not the only indicators of success in today’s multicultural and globalized workforce. How employees interact with their colleagues and customers is also a significant factor in their career development.Luciara Nardon draws on her extensive research and international experience to guide employees and managers through the ambiguous and uncertain waters of today’s multicultural workplace.
An Introduction to Intercultural Communication: Identities in a Global Community
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This Ninth Edition prepares today′s students to successfully navigate our increasingly global community. Fred E Jandt introduces essential communication skills and concepts that will enable them to interact successfully with different cultures and ethnic groups. Jandt provides unique insights into intercultural communication – at home and abroad – through an emphasis on history, culture and popular media.
Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range: From Theory to Practice
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This ground-breaking book is the first to describe in detail how teachers, supported by university educators and education advisers, might plan and implement innovative ideas based on sound theoretical foundations. Focusing on the teaching and learning of intercultural communicative competence in foreign language classrooms in the USA, the authors describe a collaborative project in which graduate students and teachers planned, implemented and reported on units which integrated intercultural competence in a systematic way in classrooms ranging from elementary to university level.
Redefining Translation and Interpretation in Cultural Evolution
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Culture has a significant influence on the emerging trends in translation and interpretation. By studying language from a diverse perspective, deeper insights and understanding can be gained.Redefining Translation and Interpretation in Cultural Evolution is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on culture-oriented translation and interpretation studies in the contemporary globalized society.
Developing Intercultural Practice: Academic Development in a Multicultural and Globalizing World
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Intercultural higher education has the potential to enable diverse students in diverse contexts to lead lives they have reason to value in a multicultural and globalizing world.The internationalization of higher education has become a significant site of change, driven by, and contributing to, globalization. So much so that global higher education has the potential to increase collaboration or conflict across the borders of human diversity.
Learning Across Cultures: Locally and Globally
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Learning Across Cultures: Locally and Globally is a comprehensive guide to integrating intercultural learning into the fabric of twenty-first century higher education. This updated NAFSA classic departs from earlier editions by synthesizing two decades of societal, theoretical, and technological developments. It combines established and emerging voices from education, history, anthropology, and communication to provide a holistic perspective on learning across cultures.
A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Cross-Cultural Management
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In Cross-Cultural Management, the author takes a critical, power-sensitive and culturally-aware perspective that moves beyond the paradigms debate, placing greater emphasis on the holistic nature of culture and its managerial consequences and taking into account the diversity and multiple identities apparent in cross-cultural management.Suitable for students of cross-cultural management, human resource management or workplace diversity and professionals working in organizations and intercultural training.
Communicating Across Cultures at Work
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This revised and updated fourth edition of this core textbook builds on the text’s established success. It provides the basis of knowledge, understanding and practice for developing skilled work communication in an intercultural world. This textbook is the ideal companion for students taking undergraduate modules in cross-cultural management or managing diversity on International Business or Business Administration degrees, in addition to MBA courses and specialist postgraduate modules on international and comparative management.
Global Perspectives on Intercultural Communication
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What is intercultural communication? How does perspective shape a person’s definition of the key tenets of the term and the field? These are the core questions explored by this accessible global introduction to intercultural communication. Each chapter explores the topic from a different geographic, religious, theoretical, and/or methodological perspective, with an emphasis on non-Western approaches, including Buddhist, South American, Muslim, and Chinese perspectives. Featuring the voices of a range of international contributors, this new textbook presents the full breadth of diverse approaches to intercultural communication and showcases the economic, political, and cultural/societal needs for and benefits of communicative competence
Encounters with Emotions: Negotiating Cultural Differences since Early Modernity
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Spanning Europe, Asia and the Pacific, Encounters with Emotions investigates experiences of face-to-face transcultural encounters from the seventeenth century to the present and the emotional dynamics that helped to shape them. Each of the case studies collected here investigate some of the most fascinating historiographical questions that arise from the study of emotion, from the strategies people have used to interpret and understand each other’s emotions to the roles that emotion has played in obstructing communication across cultural divides. Together, they explore the cultural aspects of nature and the bodily dimensions of nurture in order to trace the historical trajectories that shape our understandings of current cultural boundaries and effects of globalization.
Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences
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Renowned executive coaches and global leadership strategists Jane Hyun and Audrey S. Lee offer lessons on the vital skill of “Flexing”—the art of switching leadership styles to more effectively lead people who are different from you, allowing managers to successfully manage the multicultural workers of today and tomorrow.Flex offers a proactive strategy for managers to navigate and leverage diversity effectively in this new global economy, showing managers how to: understand the power gap, the social distance between you and those in the workplace of different cultures, ages, and gender; flex your management style, by stretching how you work and communicate with others, and bridging the gap with more effective communication, feedback tools and building healthy teams; and multiply the effect, by teaching these skills to others and closing the power gap with clients, customers, and partners to create innovative solutions.
Understanding and Managing Diversity: Readings, Cases, and Exercises
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Understanding and Managing Diversity uses applications to clarify the complexity of a diverse workforce, and explains how it can be used as an organizational asset. This text also provides students with a wide range of expertise—from the perspective of experienced interdisciplinary instructors (business, psychology, economics, theology, law, politics, history, etc.) to practitioners (diversity trainers, corporate managers, etc.).
Diversity in the Classroom: A Casebook for Teachers and Teacher Educators
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This casebook is part of a nationwide effort to capture and use practitioner knowledge to better prepare teachers for the reality of today's classrooms, given a student population vastly different from that of even a decade ago. Consciously designed to provoke engaging and demanding discussion, the cases presented here are candid, dramatic, highly readable accounts of teaching events or series of events. Set in three of the nation's most diverse cities -- San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Phoenix -- the cases offer problem-based snapshots of on-the-job dilemmas. The teacher-authors discuss topics that generate heated interchange and run the risk of polarizing opinions and creating defensive assumptions, particularly those dealing with bias, race, and class. These issues, plus cultural behaviors and socioeconomic circumstances have important implications for classroom practices. By examining such issues, the editors hope that educators will see -- and act on -- the need for a greater variety of teaching styles, distribution of opportunities, and educational access for all students.
Managing Diversity and Inclusion: An International Perspective
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Managing Diversity and Inclusion: an International Perspective is a hotly anticipated new text that has been written by an international team of experts and offers an in-depth and contextual account of enduring, contemporary and cutting edge theories and approaches to diversity and inclusion management. The book uniquely situates UK and European policies and practices of various dimensions of diversity firmly within the global context through an international and cross-cultural range of case studies and considers how national contexts have shaped the field.
Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Organizations: A Multilevel Perspective
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Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Organizations: A Multilevel Perspective is a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which people differ―including race, gender, age, mental and physical ability, appearance, religion, sexual orientation, and social class―and the importance of these differences for sport organizations. It offers strategies for managing diversity in work and sport environments and provides an overview of diversity training that can be implemented in the workplace. Grounded in research and theory and outlining best practice, this fully updated and revised edition includes more international examples and expanded coverage of topics, such as critical disability studies, women of color, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex issues, as well as useful teaching and learning features in every chapter and additional online resources. This is important reading for students working in the fields of sport business, sport management, sport development or sport coaching, HR management in sport, sport in society, sport participation, ethical leadership in sport, or introductory sport management courses.
Gender, Careers and Inequalities in Medicine and Medical Education: International Perspectives
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The terms gender, careers and inequalities were chosen to delineate the conceptual framework of this book - the second volume of a new series focused on equality, diversity and inclusion issues. Each of the concepts adds to a different and unique dimension to the study of medicine and medical education. Gender allows for a reading of power and exclusion of women in medicine and medical education. Careers and inequalities draw attention to the multiplicity of factors that influence women's participation in the medical profession including the interconnectedness of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, creed and disability in the workplace. Scholars bring insights from across disciplines of social sciences, including sociology, medical anthropology, psychology, and human resources management and have been encouraged to provide cross-national and multi-dimensional insights through comparative analysis.
Practical and Theoretical Implications of Successfully Doing Difference in Organizations
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Organizations need not sacrifice workplace diversity in the quest for positive global reputation and profit. On the contrary, attention to social identity 'difference' in the workplace drives organizations in deep, far reaching and measurable ways. Practical and Theoretical Implications of Successfully Doing Difference in Organizations critically interrogates power and meanings of 'difference,' suggests avenues for building theory about 'difference,' and offers reasons why real commitment to diversity is needed; an endeavor that requires conscious and sustained effort. Donnalyn Pompper has spent over 15 years teaching, researching, and publishing about social identity dimensions in the workplace and in media representations. She offers a multidisciplinary approach to considering social identity intersectionalities at work. This is a core stand-alone book for organizational communication, business/management, research methods, classes of advanced undergraduate and graduate students , as well as a font of practical advice for organizations' managers. User-friendly chapters include applied sidebars, key term definitions, and questions for critical thinking and personal reflection.
Race Discrimination and Management of Ethnic Diversity and Migration at Work
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Race Discrimination and Management of Ethnic Diversity and Migration at Work analyses perspectives from nine countries: France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Cyprus and Greece. Each country-focused chapter examines the historical context surrounding diversity, equality, racism and discrimination, along with facts and statistics about ethnicity in society and at work. Chapters then investigate the discourse and measures deployed at the national and organisational levels to combat race discrimination and their effects, and each provides a country-specific case study. The book concludes with a reflection on the development of equality legislation in the EU and its impact on racial equality at the workplace.
The Strength of Difference: Itineraries of Atypical Bosses
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This book describes the processes through which stigma can be mastered, if not forgotten. It also explains that the position of outsiders, in the broadest meaning of the term, translates the social experiences of all those who belong to several worlds, and who find themselves condemned simultaneously to engagement and detachment.
Alterity, Values, and Socialization: Human Development Within Educational Contexts
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This book elaborates on issues regarding alterity, values, and human development in different educational contexts, serving from young children to adolescents to adults, and it claims for the need of educational contexts to consider their responsibilities regarding the development of the sociomoral dimension of human beings. The authors, experienced theorists and researchers sharing a cultural psychological perspective, provide a fresh understanding of educational institutions, and elaborate on how initiatives aiming at promoting dialogical practices and ethical orientation within educational contexts can be productive. They provide teachers, researchers, psychologists and parents, as well as the general public, with useful knowledge in order to contribute to theoretical and practical advances concerning education and human development.
Class Action: Desegregation and Diversity in San Francisco Schools
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Class Action is the first book to present a comprehensive political history of post-Brown school desegregation in San Francisco. Quinn illuminates the evolving relationship between jurisprudence and community-based activism and brings a deeper understanding to the multiracial politics of urban education reform. He responds to recent calls by scholars to address the connections between ideas and policy change and ultimately provides a fascinating look at race and educational opportunity, school choice, and neighborhood schools in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education.
Minds Make Societies: How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create
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A watershed book that masterfully integrates insights from evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and more to explore the development and workings of human societies “There is no good reason why human societies should not be described and explained with the same precision and success as the rest of nature.” Thus argues evolutionary psychologist Pascal Boyer in this uniquely innovative book.
Public Medievalists, Racism, and Suffrage in the American Women’s College
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This study, part of growing interest in the study of nineteenth-century medievalism and Anglo-Saxonism, closely examines the intersections of race, class, and gender in the teaching of Anglo-Saxon in the American women’s colleges before World War I, interrogating the ways that the positioning of Anglo-Saxon as the historical core of the collegiate English curriculum also silently perpetuated mythologies about Manifest Destiny, male superiority, and the primacy of northern European ancestry in United States culture at large. Analysis of college curricula and biographies of female professors demonstrates the ways that women used Anglo-Saxon as a means to professional opportunity and political expression, especially in the suffrage movement, even as that legitimacy and respectability was freighted with largely unarticulated assumptions of racist and sexist privilege. The study concludes by connecting this historical analysis with current charged discussions about the intersections of race, class, and gender on college campuses and throughout US culture.
African Americans in Higher Education: A Critical Study of Social and Philosophical Foundations of Africana Culture
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African Americans in Higher Education critically examines African Americans in higher education with an emphasis on the social and philosophical foundations of Africana culture. The organizational structure of the volume is a critical interdisciplinary study, which examines the collection, interpretation, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data in the field of higher education. Moreover, the intellectual history of Black education as an interdisciplinary body of knowledge postures unconventional methods of examining Africana phenomena. To date, there are not any single-authored or edited volumes of essays that attempt to examine the logical and conceptual ideas of the disciplinary matrix of Africana social and philosophical foundations of African Americans in higher education. This project offers an interdisciplinary lens within the matrix of Africana Studies to locate race and communication in place, space, and time, thus affording readers a compilation of literary, historical, philosophical, and communicative essays that attempt to describe and evaluate the Black experience from an Afrocentric perspective.
Education, Law and Diversity: Schooling for One and All?
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This new edition provides updated analysis from a legal perspective, on how the education system responds to social diversity and how the relevant socio-economic rights of individuals and groups are affected. It spans wide-ranging areas of educational provision: types of school (including faith schools), the school curriculum, choice of school, and duties towards children with special needs and disabilities. It retains, and updates, areas of debate in the book, such as those concerned with multiculturalism and children's rights. It continues to focus on England but also makes reference to other jurisdictions within the UK and internationally. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the legal challenges facing education in England today.
Popular Culture, Voice and Linguistic Diversity: Young Adults On- and Offline
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This book analyses the language practices of young adults in Mongolia and Bangladesh in online and offline environments. Focusing on the diverse linguistic and cultural resources these young people draw on in their interactions, the authors draw attention to the creative and innovative nature of their transglossic practices. Situated on the Asian periphery, these young adults roam widely in their use of popular culture, media voices and linguistic resources. This innovative and topical book will appeal to students and scholars of sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, cultural studies and linguistic anthropology
The Neurodiverse Workplace
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Estimates suggest that up to 20% of employees, customers and clients might have a neurodivergent condition - such as dyslexia, autism, Asperger's, ADHD or dyspraxia - yet these individuals often struggle to gain and maintain employment, despite being very capable. This practical, authoritative business guide will help managers and employers support neurodiverse staff, and gives advice on how to ensure workplaces are neuro-friendly. The book demonstrates that neurodiversity is a natural aspect of human variation to be expected and accepted, rather than a deficit to be accommodated. Employer responsibilities are highlighted, including the 2010 Equality Act, and a range of strategies and policies are provided, including recruitment advice and the benefits of neurodiverse employees, along with advice on physical environments, interaction and communication, and working with clients and customers. This book is an ideal resource for all employers wanting to support and empower people with specific needs to help create a more inclusive workplace, benefiting both neurodiverse individuals and the companies employing them.
Torah and Nondualism: Diversity, Conflict, and Synthesis
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Torah and Nondualism is a commentary on the Torah, or Pentateuch, meaning “five books,” written in the form of five essays―one for each book. It reconciles modern biblical scholarship with the Jewish hermeneutical techniques recorded in the Zohar and shows that the meanings these interpretive techniques reveal are so consistent and illuminating throughout the Bible that they must have been intended by its redactors. By combining these traditional methods with modern insights, the book uncovers hidden themes in the Bible that other commentaries have overlooked.
Success Is What You Leave Behind: Fostering Leadership and Innovation
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Success Is What You Leave Behind: Fostering Leadership and Innovation reveals the 14 proven practices that Dr. Cato T. Laurencin has come to rely upon in building his distinguished career as a renowned orthopedic surgeon, biomedical engineer, educator and mentor. Writing with a personal voice, Dr. Laurencin shares stories from his own experiences to reflect the principles he has learned and how one can utilize them in their own career. Among other topics, he discusses how to be a leader, handling challenging moments, fostering creativity and innovation, using skills and successes to help others, and what he’s learned from some of the giants in the world of the life sciences and medicine.
The SAGE Handbook of Inclusion and Diversity in Education
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This handbook examines policy and practice from around the world with respect to broadly conceived notions of inclusion and diversity within education. It sets out to provide a critical and comprehensive overview of current thinking and debate around aspects such as inclusive education rights, philosophy, context, policy, systems, and practices for a global audience. This makes it an ideal text for researchers and those involved in policy-making, as well as those teaching in classrooms today.
Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City
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While Washington, D.C., is still often referred to as "Chocolate City," it has undergone significant demographic, political, and economic change in the last decade. In D.C., no place represents this shift better than the H Street corridor. In this book, Brandi Thompson Summers documents D.C.'s shift to a "post-chocolate" cosmopolitan metropolis by charting H Street's economic and racial developments. In doing so, she offers a theoretical framework for understanding how blackness is aestheticized and deployed to organize landscapes and raise capital. Summers focuses on the continuing significance of blackness in a place like the nation's capital, how blackness contributes to our understanding of contemporary urbanization, and how it laid an important foundation for how Black people have been thought to exist in cities. Summers also analyzes how blackness—as a representation of diversity—is marketed to sell a progressive, "cool," and authentic experience of being in and moving through an urban center.
Trajectories and Origins: Survey on the Diversity of the French Population
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This book provides the main findings of a ground-breaking survey on immigrants and the second generation in France. The data, collected from more than 20, 000 persons representative of the population living in France, offer invaluable insights into the trajectories and experience of ethnic minorities. The book explains how France has been an immigrant-receiving country for over a century and how it is now a multicultural society with an unprecedented level of origin diversity. While immigrants and their descendants are targets of clichés and stereotyping, this book provides unique quantitative findings on their situation in all areas of personal and working life.
Supporting People Living with Dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities
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Focusing on individual Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities such as Irish, Caribbean, South Asian, Chinese and Jewish, this accessible guide brings together key information on the impact of living with dementia in BAME communities into a single comprehensive resource for front-line staff as well as an information source for families and carers. The book sets out personal case studies and examines how to provide bespoke support and information to raise awareness and lower levels of stigma. With diagnoses among minority communities set to increase, this much-needed handbook is the perfect companion for care home workers, social workers, doctors and nurses who may lack experience in communicating with and caring for people from BAME backgrounds. It is also a valuable resource for family carers and those living with dementia.
Class Inequality in the Global City: Migrants, Workers and Cosmopolitanism in Singapore
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In striving to become cosmopolitan, global cities aim to attract highly-skilled workers while relying on a vast underbelly of low-waged, low status migrants. This book tells the story of one such city, revealing how national development produces both aspirations to be cosmopolitan and to improve one's class standing, along with limitations in achieving such aims. Through the analysis of three different groups of workers in Singapore, Ye shows that cosmopolitanism is an exclusive and aspirational construct created through global and national development strategies, transnational migration and individual senses of identity. This dialectic relationship between class and cosmopolitanism is never free from power and is constituted through material and symbolic conditions, struggles and violence. Class is also constituted through 'the self' and lies at the very heart of different constructions of personhood as they intersect with gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality.
Religion, Gender and Citizenship: Women of Faith, Gender Equality and Feminism
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How do religious women talk about and practise citizenship? How is religion linked to gender and nationality? What are their views on gender equality, women's movements and feminism? Via interviews with Christian and Muslim women in Norway, Spain and the UK, this book explores intersections between religion, citizenship, gender and feminism.
Diversity Competence: Cultures Don’t Meet, People Do
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In today's world many people live, learn and work in international and multicultural environments. Intercultural communication has become an important topic in many fields of work and study. Given the complexities of globalization, knowledge of cultures and cultural differences is rarely sufficient. In this book, interpersonal communication forms the point of departure: the meeting of people, not of cultures. The authors describe what diversity competence entails: which processes, challenges and skills are relevant in a "superdiverse" world. They demonstrate how the TOPOI model (a systemic framework of points of attention and interventions for diversity-sensitive communication) offers an inclusive, communicative approach to analyzing and addressing potential miscommunication.
Conducting an Institutional Diversity Audit in Higher Education
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Implementing systematic diversity transformation requires embracing all aspects of diversity―gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identification, and other salient characteristics of difference―as well as race and ethnicity. This book lays out a framework for systematic and sustained diversity process that first recognizes that too many diversity initiatives have generated more statements of intent than actual change, and that audits conducted by outside bodies frequently fail to achieve buy-in or long-term impact, and are costly endeavors. The authors’ framework identifies nine dimensions that need to be addressed to achieve a comprehensive audit that leads to action, describes the underlying research-based practices, and offers guidance on ensuring that all relevant voices are heard. The process is designed to be implemented by and within the institution, saving the considerable expense of outside consulting and design. In addition, it offers flexibility in the timing and sequence of implementation, and provides the means for each institution to interrogate its unique circumstances, context, and practices.
Diversity Beyond Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias
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The ugly truth about diversity is that some people worry they must give up their power for others to have a chance. La'Wana Harris's Inclusion Coaching method helps people realize that sharing power isn't the same as losing it. The elephant in the room with diversity work is that people with privilege must use it to allow others equal access to power. This is often why diversity efforts falter--people believe in diversity until they feel that they have to give something up. How do we talk them through this shift?
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Diversity
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If you read nothing else on promoting diversity and realizing its benefits, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you create a culture that seeks and celebrates difference.
Race, Organizations, and the Organizing Process
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There have been few efforts to conceive of race as a characteristic that organizations possess or at the very least a characteristic that exists at the institutional level with which organizations must contend. In the United States especially, this belies our history of marking organizations and organizational practices as "Black" or "White", essentially "racing" organizations. Despite the undoing of legally sanctioned racial segregation, we continue to use such demarcations to classify organizations as Black colleges or Black media companies.
When Humans Unite: Making A World Without Borders
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The 21st Century Humanitarian Thinker Abhijit Naskar, also known as the Saint Scientist, delivers us a seminal piece of literature on the making of a united humanity. Here, Naskar points out in his ever-lucid and warm manner of writing, that without a real sense of oneness or unity within us humans, we would never be able to make the glorious idea of "world peace and harmony" an actual reality. He depicts in this magnificent humanitarian composition, that peace and harmony would automatically start to manifest all around us, once we realize our innate oneness as one humankind beyond all forms of sectarianism and act upon that realization.
Leading in a Changing World
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The challenge to be a ‘future-fit’ leader is as unrelenting as it is difficult. Leading in a Changing World is about the current and future challenges that leaders face. It explores the type of thinking, behaviour and habits that leaders will need in order to successfully navigate the unfolding future.This completely updated and revised edition for the 2020s adds new insights gained from the work the authors have done with many leaders since they first published this book. It’s more practical, picks up key issues that leaders are dealing with, and even more clearly shows the path leaders need to follow to be successful in these turbulent times. Leading in a Changing World offers multiple frameworks and searching questions – the type that smart leaders ask (of themselves and others) in order to engage one’s thinking and shape one’s actions.The authors have drawn on their extensive global experience, having worked with executive and senior leaders across multiple industries as well as with those tasked with the design and delivery of leadership programmes. Leading in a Changing World brings all this together and offers a rich tapestry of both breadth and depth as an essential resource for your own leadership journey.As a leader, or someone who aspires to lead, this book is for.
Diverse Stories from the Middle East
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Throughout the course of history, the world has had misinterpretations about the Middle East and what life is like there. The World Cultures class at The Haverford School has spent the entire year researching cultures around the world and has devoted an entire unit to the Middle East. The eighth grade class draws on their cumulative knowledge to debunk some of the delusions people have about it. The boys explain how false beliefs can be dangerous, offensive, and lead to tension.
The Politics of Peacebuilding in a Diverse World: Difference Exposed
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This book challenges the understanding of ‘difference’ in the field of peacebuilding and offers new ways to consider diversity in the context of international interventions.International peacebuilding as a practice and academic field has always been embroiled in the ‘problem’ of difference. For mainstream scholars and policy-makers, local views, histories, and cultural codes are often seen as an obstacle on the way to peace. For critical scholars, international interventions have failed because of the very superficial attention given to the needs, values, and experience of the people in post-conflict societies. Yet the current proposals of hybrid peace and emancipation seem to reproduce Eurocentric lenses and problematic binaries. This book thus makes a major contribution to the field of critical peacebuilding by revisiting the ‘problem’ of difference.
Leadership: A Critical Text
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In this original text, Simon Western deconstructs and reconstructs leadership to challenge the popular notion of the individual or hero leader, instead using his own framework to present leadership as a distributed process.In this original text, Simon Western deconstructs and reconstructs leadership to challenge the popular notion of the individual or hero leader, instead using his own framework to present leadership as a distributed process.