Technology has significantly changed our perception of time and space: we can communicate with people on opposite sides of the planet the way we contact friends at a party; instead of travelling to browse for a book in a library, we can search for it with a mobile-app; and when a natural disaster occurs on one side of the world–like the earthquake in Kathmandu--we can mobilize an immediate, effective response. With the proximity between people becoming so small, our cultural differences clash.
Drs. Hazel Rose Markus and Alana Conner discuss the significant cultural divides that exist around the world in, Clash!: How to Thrive in a Multicultural World. Their book has received significant praise from author, Amy Chua, who said:
What a brilliant, eye-opening book! Filled with insight, and based on fascinating original research, Clash! offers a way to understand and break through some of the deepest cultural divides of our time. It’s a page-turner—fun, witty, engagingly written.
A great summer read. Ed Dier says that the book will, “fundamentally alter the way you understand the world.” It is because this book shows promise for change and growth by the reader that Clash! is the “New Book of the Week.”
You can find a copy of Clash!: How to Thrive in a Multicultural World on the New Book Shelf in the lobby of Waterfield Library.