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Author Zachary, G. Pascal.

Title The diversity advantage : multicultural identity in the new world economy / G. Pascal Zachary.

Imprint Boulder, Colo. : Westview, ©2003.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  330.9 Z16D    Check Shelf
Edition 2nd ed.
Description xxxiii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-291) and index.
Contents Introduction: The New Cosmopolitans -- A Liverpoolian Sings Canto-Pop ... in Hong Kong -- The Identity Toolbox: The Changing Self in a World Without Borders -- An African Playwright Goes Native ... in Belgium -- Roots and Wings: Balancing the Demands of Openness and Inheritance, Tradition, and Transformation -- An Indian Engineer Lives Rio Time ... in California -- Mongrelize or Die!: The Economic Benefits of Diversity and the Price of "Purity" -- Indiana Jones Discovers Thomas Jefferson ... on a Soviet Farm -- Nationalism, Diversity, and Ethnic Strife: The American Way of the Fiction of "Nationality" -- A Black Hustler Bakes Bread ... in Magdeburg -- Europe as a Mongrel Space: Germany's Divided Legacy and the Fiction of "Nationality" -- A Nigerian Priest Gains a Parish ... in Dublin -- Diversity by Design: Ireland, Japan, and the Struggle to Replace "Purity" with Hybridity -- A Dayak Logger Does High-tech ... in Silicon Valley -- The Multinational Corporation: Friend and Foe of Cosmopolitan Values -- A Japanese Trader Revives Goose-down Industry ... in Poland -- Mongrel Leadership in France, Germany, and Singapore: The New Transnational Politics of Diversity -- Malay Nationalists Who Love ... Sinatra and American Wrestling -- The Diversity Advantage and Its Critics -- Conclusion: A Mongrel World.
Summary "In Diversity Advantage, G. Pascal Zachary provides a provocative roadmap to the new civilization arising out of sweeping shifts in the world economy. He reveals that the key new determinants for any nation's economic, political, and cultural success are, surprisingly, a diverse population and a "mongrel" sense of self. Roaming the globe, Zachary shows how the rise of new forms of identity and migration are helping to determine exactly who will win and lose in the next century. Zachary's thesis isn't just about nations but about individuals, too. In his tour of a new global civilization, we meet a fascinating gallery of successful characters who possess an intriguing mix of "roots" and "wings." Strong enough to know who they are, they are nevertheless always adding skills and traits from around the world - and in the process bestowing the gifts of creativity and social capital on the cities and states that they call home."--Jacket.
Subject Ethnicity -- Economic aspects.
Multiculturalism -- Economic aspects.
Ethnic relations -- Economic aspects.
Popular culture -- Economic aspects.
Cultural fusion -- Economic aspects.
Culturele verschillen.
Economische aspecten.
Ethnicité -- Aspect économique.
Avantage comparatif (commerce international)
Capitalisme -- Aspect social.
Ethnic relations -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00916008
Ethnicity -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00916040
Multiculturalism -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01028838
Popular culture -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01071352
ISBN 0813340500
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