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Addressing Cultural Issues in Organizations
Beyond the Corporate Context

Edited by:
  • Robert T. Carter - Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, Warwick University, UK


December 1999 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Changing demographics are forcing organizations in the United States to address cultural issues. Addressing Cultural Issues in Organizations analyzes how unexamined cultural patterns influence an organization's culture. Organized into three sections, this volume was written by a panel of experts with extensive research and publication histories in psychology, education, and organizational consulting. How organizational leaders shape and influence the agenda surrounding culture and how culture matters in the country's organizational life is explored, as well as institutional and organizational issues in corporate, educational, mental health, and service organizations. Various organizational intervention strategies and approaches are also discussed. This book provides groundbreaking conceptual models as well as ideas about how to build practical approaches to organizational interventions.

 
PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES
Robert T Carter
Perspectives on Addressing Cultural Issues in Organizations
Clayton P Alderfer
National Culture and the New Corporate Language for Race Relations
Michelle Fine
'Whiting Out' Social Justice
David Thomas and Karen L Proudford
Making Sense of Race Relations in Organizations
Theories for Practice

 
Linda Darling-Hammond
School Contexts and Learning
Organizational Influences on the Achievement of Color

 
 
PART TWO: ORGANIZATIONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL SETTINGS
Nancy Boyd-Franklin
Families in Their Cultural and Multisystemic Contexts
A Lin Goodwin
Teachers as Multi(Cultural) Agents in Schools
Raechele L Pope and Corlisse D Thomas
Cultural Dynamics and Issues in Higher Education
Barbara C Wallace
Mental Health
The Influence of Culture on the Development of Theory and Practice

 
Vivian Ota Wang
The House of God
The Fallacy of Neutral Universalism in Medicine

 
Curtis W Branch
And Justice Is Blind (to Race and Ethnicity)
Is That Good?

 
 
PART THREE: INTERVENTIONS AND APPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING
Samuel D Johnson
Classic Defenses
A Critical Assessment of Ambivalence and Denial in Organizational Leader's Responses to Diversity

 
Roderick J Watts and Arthur Evans
Enhancing Diversity Climate in Community Organizations
Evangelina Holvino
Social Diversity in Social Change Organizations
Standpoint Learnings for Organizational Consulting

 
Thomas Gallagher
Building Institutional Capacity to Address Cultural Differences
Robert T Carter and Leah M DeSole
Cultural Issues in Organizations
Summary and Conclusions

 

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