Difference Matters

Author : Brenda J. Allen
ISBN : 9781478607694
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 87.6 MB
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Allens proven ability and flare for presenting complex and oftentimes sensitive topics in nonthreatening ways carry over in the latest edition of Difference Matters. Her down-to-earth analysis of six social identity categories reveals how communication establishes and enacts identity and power dynamics. She provides historical overviews to show how perceptions of gender, race, social class, sexuality, ability, and age have varied throughout time and place. Allen clearly explains pertinent theoretical perspectives and illustrates those and other discussions with real-life experiences (many of which are her own). She also offers practical guidance for how to communicate difference more humanely. While many examples are from organizational contexts, readers from a wide range of backgrounds can relate to them and appreciate their relevance. This eye-opening, vibrant text, suitable for use in a variety of disciplines, motivates readers to think about valuing difference as a positive, enriching feature of society. Interactive elements such as Spotlights on Media, I.D. Checks, Tool Kits, and Reflection Matters questions awaken interest, awareness, and creative insights for change.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Difference Matters

Author : Brenda J. Allen
ISBN : 1577666739
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 46.96 MB
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Allen's proven ability and flare for presenting complex and oftentimes sensitive topics in nonthreatening ways carry over in the latest edition of Difference Matters. Her down-to-earth analysis of six social identity categories reveals how communication establishes and enacts identity and power dynamics. She provides historical overviews to show how perceptions of gender, race, social, class, sexuality, ability and age have varied throughout time and place. Allen clearly explains pertinent theoretical perspectives and illustrates those and other discussions with real-life experiences (many of which are her own). She also offers practical guidance for how to communicate difference more humanely. While many examples are from organizational contexts, readers from a wide range of backgrounds can relate to them and appreciate their relevance. This eye-opening, vibrant text, suitable for use in a variety of disciplines, motivates readers to think about valuing difference as a positive, enriching feature of society. Interactive elements such as Spotlights on Media, I.D. Checks, Tool Kits, and "Reflection Matters" questions awaken interest, awareness, and creative insights for change.
Category: Social Science

Difference Matters

Author : Brenda J. Allen
ISBN : 1577663047
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 76.14 MB
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Category: Social Science

Social Identity And Intergroup Relations

Author : Henri Tajfel
ISBN : 0521153654
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 73.6 MB
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This study explores the relationship between social groups and their conflicts.
Category: Psychology

Managing Diversity

Author : Michalle E. Mor Barak
ISBN : 9781483386140
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 71.71 MB
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Winner of the George R. Terry Book Award from Academy of Management and the Outstanding Academic Title Award from CHOICE Magazine Successful management of our increasingly diverse workforce is one of the most important challenges facing organizations today. In the Fourth Edition of her award-winning text, Managing Diversity, author Michàlle E. Mor Barak argues that inclusion is the key to unleashing the potential embedded in a multicultural workforce. This thoroughly updated new edition includes the latest research, statistics, policy, and case examples. A new chapter on inclusive leadership explores the diversity paradox and unpacks how leaders can leverage diversity to increase innovation and creativity for competitive advantage. A new chapter devoted to “Practical Steps for Creating an Inclusive Workplace” presents a four-stage intervention and implementation model with accompanying scales that can been used to assess inclusion in the workplace, making this the most practical edition ever.
Category: Business & Economics

Organizational Identity In Practice

Author : Lin Lerpold
ISBN : 9781136713651
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 48.41 MB
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Organizational Identity in Practice provides much-needed, in-depth studies on what happens when aspirations, claims and beliefs interact. Given the practical needs of managers and students, this exciting new text provides readers with more insight into what differences in these identity aspirations, claims and beliefs really mean and what we may expect to occur when these differences become visible and what the outcomes of these processes are likely to be. The diverse case studies illustrate how well-known firms have dealt with the broad issues of "who we are as an organization" and "what makes us similar or distinct from others" and cover a broad range of industries, firms, and organizational forms. The cases from companies such as Air France, AT&T, Bang & Olufsen, BP, Statoil, Starbucks, Scania and Alfa Romeo are focused on the broad topics of organizational identity, strategy and the environment, multiple and conflicting identities, the construction of identities, and how organizations express and project their identities. The authors give scholars, students and managers valuable ideas on how to deal with organizational identity challenges within firms.
Category: Business & Economics

What Movies Teach About Race

Author : Roslyn M. Satchel
ISBN : 9781498531825
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 55.44 MB
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What Movies Teach About Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure, & Entitlement reveals the way that media frames in entertainment content persuade audiences to see themselves and others through a prescriptive lens that favors whiteness. These media representations threaten democracy as conglomeration and convergence concentrate the media’s global influence in the hands of a few corporations. By linking film’s political economy with the movie content in the most influential films, this critical discourse study uncovers the socially-shared cognitive structures that the movie industry passes down from one generation to another. Roslyn M. Satchel encourages media literacy and proposes an entertainment media cascading network activation theory that uncovers racialized rhetoric in media content that cyclically begins in historic ideologies, influences elite discourse, embeds in media systems, produces media frames and representations, shapes public opinion, and then is recycled and perpetuated generationally.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Everyday Talk

Author : Karen Tracy
ISBN : 9781462511471
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 73.82 MB
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This engaging text explores how everyday talk--the ordinary kinds of communicating that people do in schools, workplaces, and among family and friends--expresses who we are and who we want to be. The authors interweave rhetorical and cultural perspectives on the "little stuff" of conversation: what we say and how we say it, the terms used to refer to others, the content and style of stories we tell, and more. Numerous detailed examples show how talk is the vehicle through which people build relationships. Students gain skills for thinking more deeply about their own and others' communicative practices, and for understanding and managing interactional difficulties. New to This Edition *Updated throughout to incorporate the latest discourse analysis research. *Chapter on six specific speech genres (for example, organizational meetings and personal conversation). *Two extended case studies with transcripts and discussion questions. *Coverage of digital communication, texting, and social media. *Additional cross-cultural examples. Pedagogical Features Include: *A preview and summary in every chapter. *Accessible explanations of core concepts. *End-of-book glossary. *Endnotes that identify key authors and suggest further reading.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Audible Difference

Author : Jennifer Miller
ISBN : 1853596418
Genre : Education
File Size : 80.76 MB
Format : PDF
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A study of the relationship between learning English as an additional language and the ways in which immigrant students are able to represent their identities at school. In high schools, how such students are heard by others may be just as important as how they speak. This text raises questions about language and identity in schools and should be of interest to researchers, teachers and students. It seeks to build a bridge between SLA and sociocultural approaches to discourse and identity.
Category: Education

Stirring Of Soul In The Workplace

Author : Alan Briskin
ISBN : 9781605096162
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 79.62 MB
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Essential reading for those who'd like to find more meaning in their jobs, "The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace" offers ways to balance a personal spiritual path with job realities and expectations.
Category: Business & Economics