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Culture Shock, Culture and Cross-Cultural Issues


Culture Shock! Successful Living Abroad: Living and Working Abroad  
Culture Shock! Sucessful Living Abroad: Living and Working Abroad

Price:  $13.95

Culture Shock!: Living and Working Abroad will give anyone contemplating a move to another country a headstart in avoiding and absorbing the effects of culture shock in their new home. From finding accommodation to operating effectively in the workplace, Monica Rabe identifies the problems commonly encountered by the expatriate and offers ways of overcoming and avoiding them.

Breaking through Culture Shock  
Breaking Through Culture Shock

Price:  $18.95


Art of Crossing Cultures

 
The Art of Crossing Cultures

Price:  $17.95


Art of Coming Home  
The Art of Coming Home
Craig Storti

Price:  $16.95

Expecting that home will be the way it was when you left? Are you instead shocked to discover that both you and home have changed? The Art of Coming Home offers the solid advice you need to reduce the stress of making the transition home.

Leave-taking, the honeymoon stage, reverse culture shock, and eventual readjustment -- The Art of Coming Home lays out the four stages of the reentry process and details practical strategies for dealing with the challenges you will face each step of the way. Veteran trainer, consultant, and world adventurer Craig Storti sketches the workplace challenges faced by returning business executives as well as the reentry issues of spouses, younger children, and teenagers. He also addresses in detail the special issues faced by exchange students, international volunteers, military personnel and their families, and missionaries and their children.

Whether you are a recent returnee or are just now thinking of moving abroad, The Art of Coming Home sets itself apart as it brings the process of returning home right to the heart of the overseas experience.

Europe from a Backpack: Real Stories from Young Travelers Abroad

 
Europe from a Backpack: Real Stories from Young Travelers Abroad
Mark Pearson, Martin Westerman (Editors)

Price:  $14.35

Fifty-eight real stories from young travelers abroad offer the budget, independent, and youth traveler vivid first-person accounts of the countries and experiences of backpackers, students, and sojourners. Offering more than just traveling facts, this guide actually invites readers to see, taste, and experience European adventures-from sneaking into Rome's Coliseum to running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Global Etiquette Guide to Europe: Everything You Need to Know for Business and Travel Success  
Global Etiquette Guide to Europe: Everything You Need to Know for Business and Travel Success

Price:  $17.95

Despite our close cultural ties to Europe, it is still too easy for the uninformed traveler to commit a serious breach of etiquette, or worse, when visiting Europe. Now global etiquette guru Dean Foster helps both business and leisure travelers avoid committing the types of gaffes, faux pas, and social no-nos that can spoil a vacation or nix a business deal when traveling in any of the major countries of Western Europe, Mediterranean Europe, Central Europe, and Eastern Europe.

Dean Foster (New York, NY) is Managing Director of Berlitz International, Cross-Cultural Division, Worldwide. He has consulted with most major Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and abroad and has helped thousands of international businesspeople with international negotiations, cross-cultural relocations, cross-cultural teambuilding, and global strategic planning. He is a frequent contributor to international publications and often appears on television, including CNN and CNBC.

Global Etiquette Guide to Asia: Everything You Need to Know for Business and Travel Success  
Global Etiquette Guide to Asia: Everything You Need to Know for Business and Travel Success
by Dean Allen Foster, Dean Foster

Price:  $17.95

Traveling in a foreign country is always much more rewarding when you have a working familiarity with its customs, habits, tastes, and mores. This is especially true for business travelers for whom a simple point of etiquette can make or break a deal. Written by one of the world's leading cross-cultural experts, the books in the exciting new Global Etiquette series arm travelers with all that and more. More practical than competing guides, these fact-filled references offer detailed, essential advice on communication, negotiating styles, gift giving, dining, being a host or a guest, dealing with authorities, and many other topics. Each volume covers all of the major countries of a region and is organized in a country-by-country fashion.

Culture Shock! France  
Cutlture Shock! France

Price:  $13.95

France is a unique country with unique people, and, to the unwary, travelling or living in France can be a very frustrating experience. Culture Shock! France gives you informative tips on the do's and don'ts in France and provides you with interesting insights into what makes the French such wonderful people.

Spain  
Culture Shock! Spain

Price:  $12.55


Gestures: The Do's and Taboos of Body Language Around the World

 
Gestures: The Do's and Taboos of Body Language Around the World
Roger E. Axtell

Price:  $15.25

Never use your thumb to hitch-hike in Nigeria; it could be hazardous to your health. And under no circumstances should you indicate "OK" to a German using your thumb and forefinger to form a circle--that would be rude. This revised and expanded edition of Gestures covers body language from head to toe--from greetings, beckonings, and farewells, to terms of endearment and insults. Covering everything from the intricacies of Japanese bowing to the best way to signal a waiter in southern Europe, this book is vital for any international traveler.

Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society  
Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society
Norine Dresser

Price:  $15.25

Discover the answers in this incisive guide to etiquette for today's multicultural society. This informative and entertaining book gives you the understanding you need, the perfect words to say, and the correct behavior to use in a wide range of cross-cultural situations: the do's and don'ts of successful business and social interaction with people from different cultures; appropriate etiquette involving body language, food, child rearing, clothing, word choices, colors, entertaining, romance, and gift giving; detailed tips on avoiding embarrassment at work, in the classroom, at meals, and at weddings and funerals; and important rules and traditions in Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant churches; in Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform synagogues; in Buddhist and Hindu temples; and more.

Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler

 
Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler
Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw

Price:  $17.95

Rick Steves' Europe 101 gives you a practical grounding in art history to thoroughly enrich your sightseeing experience. Throughout the book you'll find handy lists of sights that allow you to use your newly acquired knowledge to plan your upcoming trip

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know  
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know
James Trefil (Editor), Joseph F. Kett (Editor), E. D. Hirsch,Jr. (Editor)

Price:  $20.96

All that need be said about this first-rate reference is that it is well written, well researched, and well worth the money. Students, general readers, trivia buffs, and those who like to have a great reference work at their fingertips will find it informative, useful, and just plain fun. Highly recommended.-Manya S. Chylinski, Ernst & Young Ctr. for Business Knowledge, Boston Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.