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Use Your Difference to Make a Difference How to Connect and Communicate in a Cross-Cultural World

Use Your Difference to Make a Difference How to Connect and Communicate in a Cross-Cultural World

Author: Tayo Rockson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

Become more culturally competent in an increasingly diverse world Recent years have seen dramatic changes to several institutions worldwide. Our increasingly interconnected, digitized, and globalized world presents immense opportunities and unique challenges. Modern businesses and schools interact with individuals and organizations from a diverse range of cultural and national backgrounds--increasing the likelihood for miscommunication, errors in strategy, and unintended consequences in the process. This has also spilled into our daily lives and the way we consume information today. Understanding how to navigate these and other pitfalls requires adaptability, nuanced cross-cultural communication, and effective conflict resolution. Use Your Difference to Make a Difference provides readers with a skills-based, actionable plan that transforms differences into agents of inclusiveness, connection, and mutual understanding. This innovative and timely guide illustrates how to leverage differences to move beyond unconscious biases, manage a culturally-diverse workplace, create an environment for more tolerant schooling environments, more trusted media, communicate across borders, find and retain diverse talent, and bridge the gap between working locally and expanding globally. Expert guidance on a comprehensive range of topics--teamwork, leadership styles, information sharing, delegation, supervision, giving and receiving feedback, coaching and motivation, recruiting, managing suppliers and customers, and more--helps you manage the essential aspects of international relationships and cultural awareness. This valuable resource contains the indispensable knowledge required to: Develop self-awareness needed to be a cross-cultural communicator Develop content, messaging techniques, marketing plans, and business strategies that translate across cultural borders Help your employees to better understand and collaborate with clients and colleagues from different backgrounds Help teachers build safe environments for students to be themselves Strengthen cross-cultural competencies in yourself, your team, and your entire organization Understand the cultural, economic, and political factors surrounding our world Use Your Difference to Make a Difference is a must-have resource for any educator, parent, leader, manager, or team member of an organization that interacts with co-workers and customers from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Race and Ethnic Oppression in the United States

Race and Ethnic Oppression in the United States

Author: Tracy Ore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Research, Political Engagement and Dispossession Indigenous, Peasant and Urban Poor Activisms in the Americas and Asia

Research, Political Engagement and Dispossession Indigenous, Peasant and Urban Poor Activisms in the Americas and Asia

Author: Dip Kapoor Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

This collection considers academic research engagements with indigenous, small peasant, urban poor and labor social activism against colonial capitalist dispossession and exploitation in Asia and the Americas. Bringing together contributors from a range of different disciplines, Research, Political Engagement and Dispossession demonstrates how research done for and with these struggles against dispossession by mining, agribusiness plantations, conservations schemes, land-forest grabs, water projects, industrial disasters and the exploitation of workers and forced migrants, can make productive contributions towards advancing their social and political prospects.

The Third Bank of the River Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon

The Third Bank of the River Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon

Author: Chris Feliciano Arnold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

Following doctors and detectives, environmental activists and indigenous tribes, Chris Feliciano Arnold's The Third Bank of the River traces the history of the Amazon from the arrival of the first Spanish flotilla to the drones that are now mapping unexplored parts of the forest. During the 2014 world cup, an isolated Amazon tribe emerged from the rain forest on the misty border of Peru and Brazil, escaping massacre at the hands of loggers who wanted their land. A year later, in the jungle capital of Manaus, a bloody weekend of reprisal killings inflamed a drug war that has blurred the line between cops and kingpins. Both events reveal the dual struggles of those living in and around the world's largest river. As indigenous tribes lose their ancestral culture and territory to the lure and threat of the outside world, the question arises of how best to save isolated tribes: Keep them away from the modern world or make contact in an effort to save them from extinction? Grounded in rigorous firsthand reporting and in-depth research, The Third Bank of the River reveals a portrait of Brazil and the Amazon that is complex, bloody, and often tragic.

A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema

A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema

Author: Esther M. K. Cheung Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2019

A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema provides the first comprehensive scholarly exploration of this unique global cinema. By embracing the interdisciplinary approach of contemporary film and cultural studies, this collection navigates theoretical debates while charting a new course for future research in Hong Kong film. * Examines Hong Kong cinema within an interdisciplinary context, drawing connections between media, gender, and Asian studies, Asian regional studies, Chinese language and cultural studies, global studies, and critical theory * Highlights the often contentious debates that shape current thinking about film as a medium and its possible future * Investigates how changing research on gender, the body, and sexual orientation alter the ways in which we analyze sexual difference in Hong Kong cinema * Charts how developments in theories of colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization, neoliberalism, Orientalism, and nationalism transform our understanding of the economics and politics of the Hong Kong film industry * Explores how the concepts of diaspora, nostalgia, exile, and trauma offer opportunities to rethink accepted ways of understanding Hong Kong s popular cinematic genres and stars

Global Trajectories of Brazilian Religion Lusospheres

Global Trajectories of Brazilian Religion Lusospheres

Author: Martijn (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) Oosterbaan Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

This book explores the proliferation and spread of Brazilian-born religious forms and practices throughout the world. The global diffusion of Brazilian religions provides an excellent lens to understand contemporary religious forms. As the book shows, religious movements as diverse as Santo Daime, Candomble, Capoeira, John of God, and Brazilian style Pentecostalism and Catholicism, have become immensely popular in many places outside Brazil. This global spread is not merely the result of Brazilian migrants taking their religions abroad, it is also due to global media and to spiritual seekers, travelling to and from Brazil. Global Trajectories of Brazilian Religion demonstrates that in a dynamic space of historical and cultural production, Brazil is imagined and re-created as an authentic, spiritual, and sensualplace that functions as the center for various global religions.To understand the new cross-fertilizations between religion, life-style, tourism and migration, this book introduces the notion of `Lusospheres', a term that refers to the historical Portuguese colonial reach, yet signals the contemporary modes of cultural interaction in a different geo-political age.

Outrage The Rise of Religious Offence in Contemporary South Asia

Outrage The Rise of Religious Offence in Contemporary South Asia

Author: Paul Rollier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Strange Journey John R. Friedeberg Seeley and the Quest for Mental Health

Strange Journey John R. Friedeberg Seeley and the Quest for Mental Health

Author: Paul Bentley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This biographical history follows the iconoclastic career of John R. Friedeberg Seeley, pre-eminent Pop Sociologist and Mental Health Activist of the 1950s. Seeley's strange journey began as a British Home Child, estranged from his cosmopolitan German-Jewish family. Seeley progressed through the ranks of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, and the University of Chicago, to achieve prominence as the author of Crestwood Heights, a defining work of postwar social science. He led an ambitious mental health project in Canadian schools, and was a founding father of York University. However, Seeley's struggle with mental illness and Jewish identity brought him into conflict with the Canadian establishment. His career ended in academic exile, but his dream of a mental health revolution still resonates.

Strange Journey John R. Friedeberg Seeley and the Quest for Mental Health

Strange Journey John R. Friedeberg Seeley and the Quest for Mental Health

Author: Paul Bentley Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This biographical history follows the iconoclastic career of John R. Friedeberg Seeley, pre-eminent Pop Sociologist and Mental Health Activist of the 1950s. Seeley's strange journey began as a British Home Child, estranged from his cosmopolitan German-Jewish family. Seeley progressed through the ranks of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, and the University of Chicago, to achieve prominence as the author of Crestwood Heights, a defining work of postwar social science. He led an ambitious mental health project in Canadian schools, and was a founding father of York University. However, Seeley's struggle with mental illness and Jewish identity brought him into conflict with the Canadian establishment. His career ended in academic exile, but his dream of a mental health revolution still resonates.

Wandering Souls

Wandering Souls

Author: Tobie Nathan Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

'The problem of radical Islamic youth, ' writes Tobie Nathan, 'has not only invaded the media but it has anaesthetised our brains, invaded our waking hours and trashed our ideals. Right now might be a good time to reassess how much we need to change our thinking, our theories and our modes of action.' In September 2014 the French government entrusted Tobie Nathan with the task of counselling radicalized young people who had been drawn to jihadism. Having left his native Cairo at the age of eight and migrated to France, Nathan had personal experience of some of the challenges faced today by young people from migrant backgrounds. In this book he recounts his experiences of some of the young people he met and counselled. He describes what he heard, felt, perceived and conceived in his encounters with them and with their loved ones as he tried to understand the forces running through them and tried to grasp what their fate held in store for them. He wanted to understand how, over a period of a few weeks or months, a hash-smoking delinquent from an estate became a Hadith philosopher, how a stylish young girl from a nice neighbourhood became a warrior in a burqa looking for a husband with a Kalashnikov, and how a young high-school nerd turned into a jihadist determined to fight in the killing fields of Syria. In so doing he shows that the history of radicalizations is not the history of 'natures' but of metamorphoses - an unpredictable journey with moments of immobility punctuated by sudden intoxication at the thought of other futures. It is a history of wandering souls who find themselves unable to form a narrative of origin and in thrall to harmful forces but who may find a way home one day. This deeply humane and engaging book will be of great interest to everyone concerned with the issue of radicalization and with the deep and growing challenges our societies face in accommodating difference.