Understanding the World s Cultures

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Understanding the World s Cultures

Author: Craig Storti

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473643740

Page: 180

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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.

Understanding Cultural Diversity in Today s Complex World

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 ...

Understanding Cultural Diversity in Today s Complex World

Author: Dr. Leo Parvis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411658426

Page: 206

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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.

World Cultures

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.

World Cultures

Author: Achmad

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130368959

Page: 828

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(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.

World Cultures and World Religions

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 ...

World Cultures and World Religions

Author: Hendrik Kraemer

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780227170953

Page: 394

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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 Search of Intercultural Understanding

In a hands-on and visual approach, this guide offers new insights and practical advice on adjusting and coping with the experience abroad.

In Search of Intercultural Understanding

Author: Patrick L. Schmidt

Publisher: Meridian World Press

ISBN: 9780968529317

Page: 144

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"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.

The World s Business Cultures and how to Unlock Them

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.

The World s Business Cultures and how to Unlock Them

Author: Barry Tomalin

Publisher: Thorogood Publishing

ISBN: 1854183699

Page: 268

View: 516

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

Communication Across Cultures explains why speakers from different cultures can often misunderstand each other.

Communication Across Cultures

Author: Heather Bowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521695572

Page: 194

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Communication Across Cultures explains why speakers from different cultures can often misunderstand each other.

Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures

Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures Second Edition starts by asking why social psychology needs a cross-cultural perspective.

Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures

Author: Peter B Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446286746

Page: 480

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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.

Cultural Analysis

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 ...

Cultural Analysis

Author: Hans Gullestrup

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK

ISBN: 9788763001816

Page: 345

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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.

Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital 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 ...

Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age

Author: Laura J. Shepherd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317376021

Page: 208

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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.

Children and young people s cultural worlds

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.

Children and young people s cultural worlds

Author: Bragg, Sarah

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447305825

Page: 313

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An overview of how children and young people engage with the social world, particularly in terms of globalisation and new media.

Understanding Thai Culture Through American Eyes

There is so much that is so different for an American seeking to understand and adapt to Thai ways, but everything can be brought into focus rather quickly if you work diligently at learning the language, and if you don’t succumb to the ...

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Foreign to Familiar A Guide to Understanding Hot And Cold Climate Cultures

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.

Foreign to Familiar  A Guide to Understanding Hot   And Cold   Climate Cultures

Author: Sarah A. Lanier

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781581580723

Page: 128

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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].