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Theme 2: Individualism and Collectivism
How are the principles of individualism and collectivism manifested differently across the world?
Global Learning Competency Rubric
LaGuardia Community College Core Competencies -- Global Learning -- is a critical analysis of and an engagement with complex, interdependent global systems and legacies (such as natural, physical, social, cultural, economic, and political) and their implications for people’s lives and the earth’s sustainability.
Honors Program Guide 2018-2019
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society - Alpha Theta Phi @ LaGuardia Community College
Honors in Action Program Guide -- 2018-2019: Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change
Cultures and Organizations by
Call Number: HM1211.H574 2010 [Book can be requested from Hunter or Baruch libraries]
Publication Date: 2010-05-24
The revolutionary study of how the place where wegrew up shapes the way we think, feel, and act--with new dimensions and perspectives Based on research conducted in more than seventy countries over a forty-year span,Cultures and Organizations examines what drives people apart--when cooperationis so clearly in everyone's interest. With major new contributions from MichaelMinkov's analysis of data from the World Values Survey, as well as an account ofthe evolution of cultures by Gert Jan Hofstede, this revised and expanded edition: Reveals the "moral circles" from which national societiesare built and the unexamined rules by which people think,feel, and act Explores how national cultures differ in the areas of inequality,assertiveness versus modesty, and tolerance for ambiguity Explains how organizational cultures differ from nationalcultures--and how they can be managed Analyzes stereotyping, differences in language, cultural rootsof the 2008 economic crisis, and other intercultural dynamics
Half the Sky: turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide by
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Publication Date: 2009-09-08
From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope. They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. That Cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and, with assistance from an aid group, built a thriving retail business that supports her family. The Ethiopian woman had her injuries repaired and in time became a surgeon. A Zimbabwean mother of five, counseled to return to school, earned her doctorate and became an expert on AIDS. Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part. Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it’s also the best strategy for fighting poverty. Deeply felt, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen.
The Myth of Liberal Individualism by
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Publication Date: 1999-05-13
This book challenges us to look at liberal political ideas in a fresh way. Colin Bird examines the assumption, held both by liberals and by their strongest critics, that the values and ideals of the liberal political tradition cohere around a distinctively 'individualist' conception of the relation between individuals, society and the state. He concludes that the formula of 'liberal individualism' conceals fundamental conflicts between liberal views of these relations, conflicts that neither liberals nor their critics have adequately recognized. His interesting and provocative study develops a powerful criticism of the libertarian forms of 'liberal individualism' which have risen to prominence, and suggests that by taking this term for granted, theorists have exaggerated the unity and integrity of liberal political ideals and limited our perception of the issues they raise.
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