Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life
- Mary B. McRae - New York University, Italy
- Ellen L. Short - Long Island University, USA
Counselling Psychology | Counselling and Psychotherapy (General) | Social Work Practice (General)
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.
- 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.
A useful book for those who wish to promote group learning.
I was rather disappointed with this text; for me it gave a rather limited perspective on it's subject
The multicultural perspective.
This book deals with important issues that are often not addressed in group and organisational theory. It is a valuable addition to the generic texts which only give a superficial mention of the dynamics of social and political difference in groups.
This is an interesting book which, although aimed at counselors, psychologists and mental health workers has a lot to offer other professionals.
I have adopted this text for social work students as it provides insight into a range of case examples which are readily accessible and provide a useful basis for discussion.
I thought the text was well organized and clearly written. Unfortunately, I will not be adopting the text, reason being, I felt did not focus on practical/clinical information related to group work appropriate for an intro course.
Too narrow for my purposes in an introductory course
I regret that I am not able to use this textbook for my Social Issues/AABS course. I liked the book, but the content is not compatible with my course goals and objectives. However, I am considering recommending the book as a resource to participants (e.g. faculty, administrators and students) in the Texas A & M University (TAMU) Diversity Training Institute (DTI) that I facilitate during the Summer.