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Clash!: How to Thrive in a Multicultural World

By Hazel Rose Markus, Alana Conner
"If you fear that cultural, political, and class differences are tearing America apart, read this important book." --Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D., author of The Righteous Mind

Who will rule in the twenty-first century: allegedly more disciplined Asians, or allegedly more creative Westerners? Can women rocket up the corporate ladder without knocking off the men? How can poor kids get ahead when schools favor the rich?

As our planet gets smaller, cultural conflicts are becoming fiercer. Rather than lamenting our multicultural worlds, Hazel Rose Markus and Alana Conner reveal how we can leverage our differences to mend the rifts in our workplaces, schools, and relationships, as well as on the global stage.

Provocative, witty, and painstakingly researched, Clash! not only explains who we are, it also envisions who we could become.



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This book is a passkey that opens many doors. Using one simple principle, Clash! explain some of the most bedeviling cultural divides in our workplaces and communities. It's mandatory reading for teachers, managers, and parents who want to raise their kids to succeed in a multicultural world. --Chip Heath, PhD, coauthor, Decisive: How To Make Better Choices in Life and Work and Switch: How To Change When Change Is Hard

"Clash! offers deep insights into how our cultures and culture clashes make us who we are, and how that matters for success in the 21st century. Everyone should read this book." --Carol S. Dweck, PhD, author of Mindset

If you fear that cultural, political, and class differences are tearing America apart, read this important book to learn how we can turn some of our differences into strengths. --Jonathan Haidt, PhD, author of The Righteous Mind;

What a brilliant, eye-opening book! Filled with insight, and based on fascinating original research, Clash! offers a way to understand and break through some of the deepest cultural divides of our time. It's a page-turner -- fun, witty, engagingly written." --Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

"In these days of heedless enthusiasm for gene maps and brain scans, Clash! reminds us that human beings are, above all, culture-bearing, culture-sharing, and culture-shaping animals. This thoroughly engaging book shows that to know a person, one must know a culture." --Barry Schwartz, PhD, author of The Paradox of Choice and Practical Wisdom

"Better than any book I know, Clash! illuminates the cultural influences in our everyday lives and how they underlie the major identity clashes of our times. This delightfully written book also imparts a better understanding of ourselves. --Claude Steele, PhD, author of Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

"A brilliant and highly accessible exposition of new scientific findings about profound cultural differences. As the world grows smaller and flatter, the wisdom of Clash! will prove essential for effective functioning." --Richard E. Nisbett, PhD, author of Intelligence and How to Get It Finally! An entertaining and scientifically rigorous explanation of how our cultures work on us and how we can work on them. Clash! is a must-read for crafting effective personal change strategies that work within and across most cultures. --Philip Zimbardo, PhD, author, The Lucifer Effect

In the conflict of cultures lies, paradoxically, the ability to construct a self with integrity, agility, and the potential to grow in ways previously unimagined. Full of good science and sage advice, Clash! provides the evidence and strength to approach the hard question, "Who am I?" --Mahzarin Banaji, PhD, author of Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People




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Publisher Plume Books
Publish date 06/24/2014
Pages 292
ISBN-13 9780142180938
ISBN-10 0142180939
Language English

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