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American Ways Third Edition

Author : Gary Althen
ISBN : 9781931930963
Genre : Social Science
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An exhaustive advice book for foreign visitors to the U.S. seeking to understand the motivations, attitudes, and actions of Americans.

American Cultural Patterns

Author : Edward Stewart
ISBN : 9780983955832
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 45. 17 MB
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The classic study revised and updated.

American Ways

Author : Gary Althen
ISBN : 1877864994
Genre : Travel
File Size : 86. 6 MB
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This title seeks to provide insights into the American psyche and character. It looks at American values, assumptions and ways of reasoning to help foreigners to understand the enigmatic Americans. This edition features a new chapter on race and ethnic relations.

Understanding American And German Business Cultures

Author : Patrick L. Schmidt
ISBN : 0968529305
Genre : Business & Economics
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What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z

Author : Lance Johnson
ISBN : 1478131128
Genre : Reference
File Size : 73. 95 MB
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This unique book paints a revealing picture of America and its people for those foreigners who will benefit from a better understanding of America. It will also inform Americans who want to learn more about the U.S. and how it compares to other countries around the world. World traveler and teacher Lance Johnson studies cultural differences and the difficulties foreigners have understanding crazy America, as some call it. Foreigners might come to the U.S. to work for American employers, to open branch offices or factories for their homeland employers, to start their own businesses, or go to school. Others might work for American organizations in their homelands or have American teachers there. An understanding of American culture and language will contribute to their success. As the title suggests, this book is for “foreigners.” Dictionaries say they are people who are not citizens of a country. For this book they are defined as anyone who is not sufficiently familiar with American culture to achieve success. This includes the multitudes of foreign-born, naturalized citizens who have lived in the U.S. for years and still struggle with the ways and the language. A foreigner could also be a first-generation American whose immigrant parents did not fully expose their children to American culture and they now pay the price in mainstream U.S. There are lots of other examples, too. FORMAT Each of the 26 chapters' brush strokes contributes to the final painting of what America is all about. The chapters are grouped into four books. (An all-in-one book is also available.) •Book 1 (A to G) – America's Heritage. This defines the historical background of why America and its people became who and what they are today. •Book 2 (H to T, this book) – America's Culture. This section describes everyday life in America, ranging from customs and etiquette, to what's on the minds of Americans, to education. Practical advice is provided for the one million foreign applicants who seek and gain admission to U.S. colleges and universities each year. Pointers are provided on the cultural differences students should expect, and how to get the most from their education once enrolled. •Book 3 (U to X) – America's Business. This explains the complex business environment, operations, and people-related customs and why the U.S. is an economic juggernaut. Information is provided for starting a business of your own in the U.S. as well as how to increase the chances of your getting hired by an American firm in the U.S. or abroad. •Book 4 (Y to Z) – America's Language. These chapters discuss practical ways to improve English grammar, speech, writing, communication skills, and reducing accents. Common English grammar and speech errors made by foreigners are identified and simple tips are provided for overcoming them. ENDORSEMENTS “I congratulate you on writing this timely work. This will promote better mutual understanding between America and Asia." - Tommy Koh, Singapore Ambassador to the U.N. and U.S. “Your book covers a broad range of topics that I am sure many…will find very useful.” - Clark T. Randt, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to China. “I greatly appreciate your efforts in sharing with other people your opinion and experience on the exchanges between different peoples and cultures. It is so important for us to better understand each other while striving to build a better world for all.” - Zhou Wenzhong, China Ambassador to U.S. “ I found this book refreshingly different from the general run of books in this genre.” - Mohammad Vazeeruddin, India journalist. “The A to Z chapters are nicely written and...the language is simple and lucid.” - Jay Gajjar, India language professor. “I love this book's generous use of helpful hints. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to learn more about America like I did." - Sarah Kim, Korean American business owner.

A People S History Of The United States

Author : Howard Zinn
ISBN : 9781317325307
Genre : History
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This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

Handbook Of Biblical Social Values Third Edition

Author : John J. Pilch
ISBN : 9781498289641
Genre : Religion
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Values are culturally specific. This handbook explains select biblical social values in their Mediterranean cultural contexts. Some examples of values are altruism, freedom, family-centeredness, obedience, parenting, and power. Though the English words for the values described here would be familiar to readers (e.g., altruism) the meanings of such words differ between cultures. In the Mediterranean world, for instance, altruism is a duty incumbent upon anyone who has surplus. It is interpersonal and group specific. In the West, especially in the United States, altruism is impersonal and universally oriented generosity that operates in a highly organized context. This handbook not only presents the Mediterranean meanings of these value words but also contrasts those meanings with Western ones.

World Wide Workforce Ii

Author : Sander Schroevers
ISBN : 9789079646234
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 87. 60 MB
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This second issue in the ‘World-wide workforce’ series provides you with a comprehensive analysis of recruiting practices in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Korea, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United Sates of America. This book shows how domestic recruiting conventions often differ significantly from those in other countries. Comparative desk research, focus interviews with and online polling of HRM professionals in the mentioned countries made us realise how much cultural factors can affect job search strategies across the globe. World-wide workforce provides an easy-to-use reference for those aiming at a cross-border career, or those interested in international HRM issues.

Lonely Planet Western Usa

Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 9781787019591
Genre : Travel
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Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Western USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot geysers and grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park, wander the diverse neighborhoods of San Francisco, or take a road trip along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of ‘the West’ and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Western USA Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, Native American culture, arts, architecture, environment, wildlife Covers California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pacific Northwest, Washington, Oregon, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Southwest, Las Vegas, Arizona and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: : Lonely Planet Western USA, our most comprehensive guide to Western USA, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

American Cultural Studies

Author : Neil Campbell
ISBN : 9781317297307
Genre : History
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Exploring the central themes in modern American cultural studies and discussing how these themes can be interpreted, American Cultural Studies offers a wide-ranging overview of different aspects of American cultural life such as religion, gender and sexuality, regionalism, and ethnicity and immigration. The fourth edition has been revised throughout to take into account the developments of the last four years. Updates and revisions include: discussion of Barack Obama’s time in the White House consideration of ‘Hemispheric American Studies’ and the increasing debates about globalisation and the international role of the USA long-form television and American Studies up-to-date case studies, such as Girls, The Wire and Orange is the New Black more material on Detroit, the Mexican border, same-sex relationships and Islam in America updated further reading lists and new follow-up work. Illustrated throughout, containing follow-up questions and further reading at the end of each chapter, and accompanied by a companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/campbell) providing further study resources, American Cultural Studies is a core text and an accessible guide to the interdisciplinary study of American culture.

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