Are you independent—individual, unique, and in control of your world?
Are you interdependent—relational, similar to others, and good at adjusting to situations?
In Clash! leading cultural psychologists Hazel Rose Markus and Alana Conner show how clashes between independence and interdependence fuel many of today’s most pressing conflicts, including tensions between East and West, the Global North and Global South, men and women, blacks and whites, conservative and liberal religious groups, rich and poor, and businesses, governments, and nonprofits. They also demonstrate how each of us can creatively resolve tensions between independence and interdependence in our own lives.
Provocative and entertaining, Clash! offers solutions to many of the problems that plague our workplaces, schools, and relationships. It doesn’t just explain who we are, it also envisions who we could become.