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Author: Craig Storti
Publisher: Hachette UK
Here is the ultimate, self-instructional cross-cultural training manual. Craig Storti, author of The Art of Crossing Cultures, The Art of Coming Home, Incident at Bitter Creek and Cross-Cultural Dialogues, brings his wealth of knowledge and his creative mind to this exceptional new resource. Figuring Foreigners Out is designed for anyone who wants to help in "figuring out" the behavior of someone from another culture. Educators, trainers and individuals will profit from this user-friendly workbook. readers can work through exercises which are vintage Storti - on their own, or in a training group. Concepts at the heart of intercultural communication are addressed in a step-by-step manner and include individualism and collectivism, monochronic and polychronic concepts of time, verbal and nonverbal communication styles and power distance relationships in the workplace. Storti uses cross-cultural dialogues as a sort of pre- and post-test for many of the ideas he introduces - inviting readers to return to them after completing the exercises to analyze them in light of what they have learned. Storti ends with a definition of four stages of cultural awareness - unconscious incompetence, concious incompetence, conscious competence and unconcious competence - and invites readers to assess their level of awareness after working through the activities. Readers will find themselves better able to incorporate new attitudes and behaviors into their dealings with people who view the world from a different perspective. Throughout, Storti uses literary quotations to enrich his text. This is one of the few books that individuals can work through and, without the aid of a structured training program, effectively prepare themselves for dealing with cultural differences they encounter. Yet it is also ideal as a training text. It should be high-priority reading for anyone who may come into contact with people from foreign cultures whether overseas (corporate expatriates, study abroad participants, volunteers, missionaries, military personnel) or at home in multicultural settings (the workplace, school and other social or organizational contexts). Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this book is its universality - it is neither overtly nor implicitly oriented to one culture and therefore can be used by anyone interested in understanding people who are culturally different from themselves.
As a nation, we are not well equipped to deal with the swirling transitions that are converging on us on a daily basis because of the nature of being the most diverse country in the world.This text will well serve the purpose for many who ...
Author: Dr. Leo Parvis
No one in this country is untouched by the impact of diversity. Yet, as diverse as diversity is, are too the many different emotions and attitudes evoked by diversity. As a nation, we are not well equipped to deal with the swirling transitions that are converging on us on a daily basis because of the nature of being the most diverse country in the world.This text will well serve the purpose for many who decide to learn and teach the fundamentals of cultural diversity. It will be beneficial for college students, high school juniors and seniors, and organizations whose ever-changing workforce leads to the necessity of educating employees on how to deal with the diversity of employees and customers in a positive manner. This timely publication is filled with current and relevant examples taken from pop culture: from TV shows, song lyrics, and poetry of the times. These excerpts make this publication much more interesting and easy for the reader to relate to and understand.
Content emphasis of this text is on global interdependence, cultural diffusion, and diversity, with the day-to-day lives of real people through-out the globe as a focus. Secondary level.
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
(High School) World Cultures: A Global Mosaic fosters an understanding of diverse cultural traditions through an engaging narrative and a strong humanities strand. Regional units use the day-to-day lives of real people as a framework for understanding the importance of each region's geography, history and traditions, economics and daily life, and literature and the arts, as well as the role of the region in the world today.
Short description: The meeting of Christianity and non-Christian religions, the impact of East on West, the clash of cultures and the movement of divine and human forces that are changing the pattern of man's life, form the basis of Kraemer ...
Author: Hendrik Kraemer
Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
Short description: The meeting of Christianity and non-Christian religions, the impact of East on West, the clash of cultures and the movement of divine and human forces that are changing the pattern of man's life, form the basis of Kraemer's far-seeing, significant book.
In a hands-on and visual approach, this guide offers new insights and practical advice on adjusting and coping with the experience abroad.
Author: Patrick L. Schmidt
Publisher: Meridian World Press
"In Search of Intercultural Understanding" is a practical guidebook for living and working across cultures. In a hands-on and visual approach, this guide offers new insights and practical advice on adjusting and coping with the experience abroad. With a variety of stories, quotations, exercises and illustrations, the reader is presented with an easy-to-understand survey of cross-cultural issues that will enhance the global experience and provide guidance on becoming interculturally competent.
This work provides a framework for understanding any culture in the world, offering strategies and tactics for getting people from different countries on your side.
Author: Barry Tomalin
Publisher: Thorogood Publishing
Middle and senior managers are now travelling abroad on business in vast numbers'or working in virtual distributed teams which cross cultural as well as international borders. This insightful new book focuses on business cultural awareness and offers accessible 'dip-in' information on doing business overseas. Developed from their experiences with the business cultures of many nations, Barry Tomalin and Mike Nicks provide the essentials that will enable any business traveler to come to a full understanding of cultural differences in communication, negotiation, partnerships, socializing, incentives and rewards. More than just preventing the reader from causing offense to their business counterparts, the authors offer strategies and tactics for gaining the trust and collaboration of colleagues from other countries and ensuring that the right impression is made'whatever the culture. The book provides a framework for understanding any culture in the world, but specifically includes chapters on China, India, Brazil, Russia, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan and the USA. Other important topics covered include: Cultural Expectations; How to be More Culturally Sensitive; Cultural Beartraps; and Relocation and Repatriation.
Communication Across Cultures explains why speakers from different cultures can often misunderstand each other.
Author: Heather Bowe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Communication Across Cultures explains why speakers from different cultures can often misunderstand each other.
Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures Second Edition starts by asking why social psychology needs a cross-cultural perspective.
Author: Peter B Smith
Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures Second Edition starts by asking why social psychology needs a cross-cultural perspective. It then examines cultural differences and their origins, before addressing traditional social psychological themes cross-culturally, for example group processes, self and identity, intergroup relations. Themes of contemporary relevance including migration, ethnic conflict and climate change are also covered. Key features: Presentation of concepts and theories made accessible to the reader using practical examples and everyday life experiences from diverse parts of the world Biographical portraits of key researchers in the field Coverage of the appropriate methods for conducting state-of-the-art cross-cultural research This textbook is appropriate for students of social and cross-cultural psychology. It will also interest practitioners wanting to understand the impact of culture on their fields of work, such as international relations, social policy, health promotion, ethnic relations and international business.
This book considers intercultural understanding and co-action, partly by means of general insights into the concept of culture and the dimensions which bring about cultural differences, and partly as a methodology to analyze a certain ...
Author: Hans Gullestrup
Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK
With internationalization, the world is becoming smaller and the opportunity to meet people from other countries and cultures is becoming more common, providing the need for cooperation, shared knowledge, and cross-border trade. Individual cultures tend to understand themselves best and base their understanding of the world and its peoples on ideas they each have come to believe irrespective of reality, and thus make it difficult to reach a proper understanding of other cultures. This book considers intercultural understanding and co-action, partly by means of general insights into the concept of culture and the dimensions which bring about cultural differences, and partly as a methodology to analyze a certain culture - whether one's own or others'. This leads towards an understanding of cultural complexity and cultural differences among people. The book provides a discussion of a number of ethical issues, which almost invariably will arise when people meet and co-act across cultural boundaries. Cultural Analysis offers a theoretical/abstract proposal for cultural understanding, intercultural plurality, and complexity.
This volume represents the starting point of a dialogue about how digital technologies are beginning to impact the research and practice of scholars and practitioners in the field of International Relations, with the collection of cutting ...
Author: Laura J. Shepherd
The practices of world politics are now scrutinised in a way that is unprecedented, with even those previously – or conventionally assumed to be – disengaged from international affairs being drawn into world politics by social media. Interactive websites allow users to follow election results in real-time from the other side of the world, and online mapping means that the world ‘out there’ is now available on your mobile phone. Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age engages these themes in contemporary world politics, to better understand how digital communication through new media technologies changes our encounters with the world. Whether the focus is digital media, social networking or user-generated content, these sites of political activity and the artefacts they produce have much to tell us about how we engage world politics in the contemporary age. This volume represents the starting point of a dialogue about how digital technologies are beginning to impact the research and practice of scholars and practitioners in the field of International Relations, with the collection of cutting-edge essays dealing specifically with the intertextuality of world politics and digital popular culture. This book will be of use to International Relations research academics (and critically engaged publics) interested in the core themes of global politics – subjectivity, militarism, humanitarianism, civil society organisation, and governance. The book also employs theories and techniques closely associated with other social science disciplines, including political theory, sociology, cultural studies and media studies.
Offering a critical introduction to childhood in the digital age, Children and Young People's Cultural Worlds challenges common concepts and concerns about childhood innocence held by many adults.
Author: Bragg, Sarah
Publisher: Policy Press
An overview of how children and young people engage with the social world, particularly in terms of globalisation and new media.
Sarah Lanier's love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an increased desire to better serve them.
Author: Sarah A. Lanier
Foreign to Familiar is a splendidly written, well-researched work on cultures. Anyone traveling abroad should not leave home without this valuable resource! I highly recommend it as required reading for cross-cultural workers. Sarah Lanier's love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an increased desire to better serve them. - Dr. Kingsley A. Fletcher President, Hope for Africa, Inc. [on back cover].