9781412939867

Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life : Crossing Boundaries

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412939867

  • ISBN10:

    1412939860

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/16/2009
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Summary

This book offers a theoretical framework for understanding covert and overt processes in group and organizational life. Using psychoanalytic (interpersonal and relational) and systems theory, the book examines the whole group and the unconscious processes that occur as they relate to racial and cultural issues. Conceptually, the model offered focuses on the group-as-whole rather than the individual. The book will also offer best practices in working with diverse groups in a variety of settings.Finally, racial-cultural differences often present challenges in multiple environments such as not for profits, and for profit organizations, which often impede productive functioning in group and organizational life. This book will address ways of managing these challenges.Features:- Theoretical framework to link group work with racial and cultural factors- Examination of the entire group process from joining to termination- Demonstration and analysis of authority and leadership issues- Exploration of ethical issues involving group processes and race and culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction Basic Conceptual Framework of Book
Understanding Groups as Psychodynamic Systems in the Context of Racial-Cultural Factors
Working With Differences in Groups: Ethical Considerations
Group Formation: Racial-Cultural Dynamics of Entering and Joining
Group Development: The Impact of Racial-Cultural Factors
Group Dynamics in Racially and Culturally Mixed Groups
Social Roles in Groups
Leadership, Authority, and Power in Racially and Culturally Mixed Groups
Strategies for Leadership in Multicultural Groups
The Mature Work Group
Termination
References
Index
About the Author
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