Hinduism is arguably the world's oldest religion. Yet the word 'Hindu' is of foreign 18th-century origin. Although defined as polytheistic, Gandhi famously declared that one can be a Hindu without believing in any god. Introducing Hinduism examines the key philosophical, literary, mythological and cultural traditions of this diverse faith. It explores links with and differences from other religions, and describes the resurgence of Hindu extremism, the phenomenon of Bollywood and the Hindu diaspora.
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A Guide to Leadership and Management in Higher Education shares an innovative approach to supervision, leadership, and management in the higher education workplace. Drawing from humanism and positive psychology, Fitch and Van Brunt weave together a compelling narrative for managing employees across generational differences. This book shares key leadership lessons and advice on how to inspire creativity, increase efficiency, and tap into the talents of your diverse, multi-generational staff. This guide offers practical and detailed advice on establishing new relationships, setting expectations, encouraging accountability, addressing conflict, and supervising difficult staff. Focusing on how to build and strengthen connections through genuineness and empathic caring, this book provides important guidance for today's college and university leaders.
Over the past several decades, higher education has been transformed by the entry of faculty of color and women into the university system. Through detailed institutional ethnographies of three very different universities, Privilege and Diversity in the Academy explores how this diversification has dismantled and reconfigured relationships of privilege and diversity in higher education. Authors Maher and Tetreault use examples from a top-ranked private university, a comprehensive urban university, and a major public university to illustrate how privilege is enacted, resisted, and transformed as changes occur in the student bodies and faculties of these schools. In their analyses, they identify the institutional structures that facilitate the success of a diverse faculty and make valuable observations about patterns of institutional change and resistance.
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