10 Lenses Your Guide to Living and Working in a Multicultural World

ISBN-10: 1892123592
ISBN-13: 9781892123596
Edition: 2001
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Description: The 2000 US Census figures and studies around the globe show that we live in an increasingly multicultural world. In this ground-breaking new book, acclaimed diversity expert Mark Williams offers ten "eye-opening" lenses to help you, your  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Capital Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The 2000 US Census figures and studies around the globe show that we live in an increasingly multicultural world. In this ground-breaking new book, acclaimed diversity expert Mark Williams offers ten "eye-opening" lenses to help you, your organization, and everyone in it, understand how cultural diversity affects the way we live and work. There's the Assimilationist who believes that everyone should act like a true blue American, and the Culturalcentrist who believes that a person's race or ethnicity is central to their personal and public identity; the Meritrocratist who is sure that if you have the abilities and work hard enough you can make your dreams come true regardless of race or culture, and the Victim/Caregiver who believes that because of bias they will never succeed. Learn more about these lenses, as well as six other lenses that Mark Williams has developed to respond to cultural diversity.

Mark A. Williams is currently working as a production Oracle database administrator. He has been working with Oracle since database version 7.0.1.16, and holds Oracle Certified Professional certifications for versions 7, 8, 8 i , and 9 i . Prior to becoming a database administrator, Williams developed corporate software applications that used the Oracle database as a back-end. Over the years, he has worked as both an employee and an independent contractor on a variety of Oracle projects.

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
What Are Lenses?p. 4
How Do We Develop our Individual Lenses?p. 8
How to Use this Bookp. 10
The 10 Lens Definitions, Mottos, Quotes, and Preliminary Test
Assimilationistp. 13
Colorblindp. 15
Culturalcentristp. 17
Elitistp. 19
Integrationistp. 21
Meritocratistp. 23
Multiculturalistp. 25
Seclusionistp. 27
Transcendentp. 29
Victim/Caretakerp. 31
The Lenses In Depth
Assimilationistp. 34
Colorblindp. 48
Culturalcentristp. 61
Elitistp. 75
Integrationistp. 88
Meritocratistp. 102
Multiculturalistp. 116
Seclusionistp. 130
Transcendentp. 142
Victim/Caretakerp. 156
The Eleventh Lensp. 172
Tools and Concepts Overviewp. 188
Cultural Fit and Career Advancementp. 189
Using the "Ls" to Improve Communicationp. 195
Looking Through the Lenses at Human Resources Management Systemsp. 206
Checklists for the Lensesp. 219
About The Diversity Channelp. 227
Afterwordp. 228
Appendixp. 233
Bibliographyp. 236
About the Authorp. 241
Indexp. 242
How to Take the Lenses Surveyp. 248
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