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17 books of Amy Chua

Qual è il modo migliore per educare i nostri figli? Occorre essere indulgenti o severi? Amy Chua non ha dubbi: cresciuta secondo i rigidi principi pedagogici cinesi, la 'mamma tigre' crede che non ci sia bisogno di rassicurarli continuamente, assecondarne le predisposizioni, evitare loro le difficoltà, bensì di promuovere valori come l'abnegazione e la necessità di puntare sempre all'obiettivo più alto. Ecco perché alle due figlie sono vietati TV, computer e uscite con gli amici. Le priorità rimangono, sempre e comunque, i compiti e l'inflessibile impegno nello studio. I risultati non tardano ad arrivare, ma al prezzo di sacrifici che ai nostri occhi di genitori occidentali destano non poca sorpresa e scandalo. Uno straordinario caso editoriale che ha aperto un dibattito furioso sui giornali di tutto il mondo e ha diviso gli italiani tra fautori di un ritorno alla disciplina e sostenitori dell'italica 'mamma chioccia' o della sua versione aggiornata, la "mamma cocker, . . .

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From the bestselling author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua, a bold new look at how longstanding false assumptions about group behavior have been the undoing of America's best laid plans, particularly in our foreign policy
We all want—­no, are compelled—­to be part of the group. Sports teams, churches, companies, nations, races—­some groups we belong to voluntarily, others we find ourselves enrolled in at birth. These groups shape our identities. Indeed, in some parts of the world, people kill and die for their group. But where Americans see divisions of ideas—­capitalism vs. communism, democracy vs. authoritarianism, the "Free World" vs. the "Axis of Evil"—­others see older and deeper group identities, not national or ideological but ethnic, religious, sectarian, and tribal. Time and time again this tendency has undermined American foreign policy. In the Vietnam War,...

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Grito de guerra da mãe-­tigre é a história incontestavelmente honesta, muitas vezes engraçada e sempre instigante de uma mãe radical. Por se opor de maneira drástica à indulgência dos pais ocidentais, Amy Chua tomou a decisão de criar as filhas, Sophia e Lulu, à moda chinesa.­As mães-­tigres veem a infância como um período de treinamento. Para Sophia e Lulu, isso significa aulas de mandarim, exer-­cícios de rapidez de raciocínio em matemática e duas ou três horas diárias de estudo de seus instrumentos musicais (sem folga nas férias, e com sessões duplas nos fins de semana).­Grito de guerra da mãe-­tigre expõe o choque das visões de mundo oriental e ocidental no que diz respeito à criação dos filhos. Mas é basicamente a história das expectativas de uma mãe em relação às duas filhas e os riscos que está disposta a enfrentar para investir no futuro de ambas.

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Amy Chua ist Juraprofessorin in Yale und zweifache Mutter. Ihre Kinder will sie zum Erfolg erziehen - mit allen Mitteln. Und gemäß den Regeln ihrer Wurzeln in China ist Erfolg nur mit härtester Arbeit zu erreichen. Sie beschließt, dass ihre Töchter als Musikerinnen Karriere machen sollen. Nun wird deren Kindheit zur Tortur. Wo eine Eins minus als schlechte Note gilt, muss Lernen anders vermittelt werden als in unserer westlichen Pädagogik. In ihrem Erlebnisbericht erzählt die Autorin fesselnd, witzig und mit kluger Offenheit von einem gnadenlosen Kampf, der ihr und ihren Töchtern alles abverlangte: ein packendes und hochkomisches Buch über Familie und Erziehung, über Leistungsdruck und über den Willen, unbedingt zu siegen.

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Amy Chua's remarkable and provocative book explores the tensions of the post-­Cold War globalising world. As global markets open, ethnic conflict worsens and democracy in developing nations can turn ugly and violent. Chua shows how free markets have concentrated disproportionate, often spectacular wealth in the hands of resented ethnic minorities - 'market-­dominant minorities'. Adding democracy to this volatile mix can unleash suppressed ethnic hatred and bring to power 'ethno-­nationalist' governments that pursue aggressive policies of confiscation and revenge. Chua also shows how individual countries may be viewed as market-­dominant minorities, a fact that could help to explain the rising tide of anti-­American sentiment around the world and the visceral hatred of Americans expressed in recent acts of terrorism.

Chua is not an anti-­globalist. But in this must-­read bestselling book she presciently warns that, far from making the world a better and safer place, democracy and . . .

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For over a decade now, the reigning consensus has held that the combination of free markets and democracy would transform the third world and sweep away the ethnic hatred and religious zealotry associated withunderdevelopment. In this astute, original, and surprising investigation of the true impact of globalization, Yale Law School professor Amy Chua explains why many developing countries are in fact consumed by ethnicviolence after adopting free market democracy.

Chua shows how in non-­Western countries around the globe, free markets have concentrated starkly disproportionate wealth in the hands of a resented ethnicminority. These "market-­dominant minorities" - Chinese in Southeast Asia, Croatians in the former Yugoslavia, whites in Latin America and South Africa, Indians in East Africa, Lebanese in WestAfrica, Jews in post-­communist Russia - become objects of violent hatred. At the same time, democracy empowers the impoverished majority, unleashing ethnic demagoguery, . . .

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