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Cultural Misunderstandings

Cultural Misunderstandings Author Raymonde Carroll
ISBN-10 9780226111896
Release 2012-07-31
Pages 162
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Raymonde Carroll presents an intriguing and thoughtful analysis of the many ways French and Americans—and indeed any members of different cultures—can misinterpret each other, even when ostensibly speaking the same language. Cultural misunderstandings, Carroll points out, can arise even where we least expect them—in our closest relationships. The revealing vignettes that Carroll relates, and her perceptive comments, bring to light some fundamental differences in French and American presuppositions about love, friendship, and raising children, as well as such everyday activities as using the telephone or asking for information.

Cultural Misunderstandings

Cultural Misunderstandings Author Raymonde Carroll
ISBN-10 0226094987
Release 1990-06-15
Pages 147
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Based on the author's experience and many interviews, explores cultural differences and how they affect relationshios and attitudes toward love, friendship and family

Cultural Misunderstandings

Cultural Misunderstandings Author Raymonde Carroll
ISBN-10 OCLC:650399344
Release 1990
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Cultural Misunderstandings has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cultural Misunderstandings also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cultural Misunderstandings book for free.

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can t be Wrong

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can t be Wrong Author Jean-Benoit Nadeau
ISBN-10 9781910232132
Release 2014-11-12
Pages 300
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The French drink, smoke and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems than the English and the Americans. They work 35-hour weeks and take seven weeks' paid holiday each year, yet they are the world's fourth-biggest economic power. So how do they do it? From a distance modern France looks like a riddle. It is both rigidly authoritarian, yet incredibly inventive; traditional (even archaic) yet modern; lacking clout on the international stage yet still hugely influential. But with the observations, anecdotes and analysis of the authors, who spent nearly three years living in France, it begins to makes sense. 'Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong' is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. This book reveals French ideas about land, food, privacy and language and weaves together the threads of French society, uncovering the essence of life in France and giving, for the first time, a complete picture of the French.

French Or Foe

French Or Foe Author Polly Platt
ISBN-10 OCLC:1035150728
Release 1996
Pages 254
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French Or Foe has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from French Or Foe also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full French Or Foe book for free.

Au Contraire

Au Contraire Author Gilles Asselin
ISBN-10 9780984247189
Release 2010-12-15
Pages 328
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An indispensable guide to understanding French culture.

Language Shock

Language Shock Author Michael Agar
ISBN-10 9780688149499
Release 1996-12-16
Pages 284
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A linguistic anthropologist takes readers on a personal and humorous journey through language, showing them how to understand differences between cultures, while using anecdotes from his own experiences in foreign lands

The Culture Map INTL ED

The Culture Map  INTL ED Author Erin Meyer
ISBN-10 9781610396714
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 288
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Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point (“your presentation was simply awful”); Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd—the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even funny, but often disastrous. Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals when, say, a Brazilian manager tries to fathom how his Chinese suppliers really get things done, or an American team leader tries to get a handle on the intra-team dynamics between his Russian and Indian team members. In The Culture Map, Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business. She combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.

When in French

When in French Author Lauren Collins
ISBN-10 9780143110736
Release 2017-11-07
Pages 256
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"When New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins moves to Geneva, Switzerland, she decides to learn French--not just to be able to go about her day-to-day life, but in order to be closer to her French husband and his family. When in French is at once a hilarious and idiosyncratic memoir about the things we do for love, and an exploration across cultures and history into how we learn languages, and what they say about who we are"--

Savoir Flair

Savoir Flair Author Polly Platt
ISBN-10 0964668432
Release 2007-06-01
Pages 296
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Which words of French unlock a warm welcome? What should you expect in hotels? Taxis? In cafe restrooms? What is the code for getting great customer service? What is all the fuss about food and French restaurants? Do you know how to charm French waiters? How do you entertain business contacts, intrigue French women and French men?

Understanding cultural differences

Understanding cultural differences Author Edward Twitchell Hall
ISBN-10 UOM:39015017000814
Release 1990
Pages 196
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Understanding cultural differences has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Understanding cultural differences also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Understanding cultural differences book for free.

French Cultural Studies

French Cultural Studies Author Marie-Pierre Le Hir
ISBN-10 0791445860
Release 2000-06-22
Pages 325
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Addresses the theoretical and pedagogical implications of redefining French Studies as an interdisciplinary field, while providing practical examples of the kind of criticism that such a shift would entail.

Mixed Medicines

Mixed Medicines Author Sokhieng Au
ISBN-10 9780226031651
Release 2012-07-24
Pages 280
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During the first half of the twentieth century, representatives of the French colonial health services actively strove to expand the practice of Western medicine in the frontier colony of Cambodia. But as the French physicians ventured beyond their colonial enclaves, they found themselves negotiating with the plurality of Cambodian cultural practices relating to health and disease. These negotiations were marked by some success, a great deal of misunderstanding, and much failure. Bringing together colorful historical vignettes, social and anthropological theory, and quantitative analyses, Mixed Medicines examines these interactions between the Khmer, Cham, and Vietnamese of Cambodia and the French, documenting the differences in their understandings of medicine and revealing the unexpected transformations that occurred during this period—for both the French and the indigenous population.

French War Brides in America

French War Brides in America Author Hilary Kaiser
ISBN-10 0275993981
Release 2008
Pages 177
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The thrill of love in the heady days following liberation soon turned to a lesson in reality as GI's and their French brides navigated paperwork, bigotry, and culture shock on both sides, some finding true love, and some finding the American Dream.

Mexicans Americans

Mexicans   Americans Author Ned Crouch
ISBN-10 9781417526833
Release 2004-07-15
Pages 288
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A humorous and insightful firsthand look at how to succeed in working with Mexicans on either side of the border

The Bonjour Effect

The Bonjour Effect Author Julie Barlow
ISBN-10 9780715651261
Release 2017-07-14
Pages 320
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Why do the French like talking about ‘the decline of France’? Why does broaching a subject like money end all discussion? Why do the French become so aroused debating the merits and qualities of their own language? Julie Barlow and Jean- Benoît Nadeau spent a decade travelling to and living in Paris. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to converse comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. Through encounters with school principals, city-hall civil servants, old friends and business acquaintances during their time living in France with their twin daughters, Julie and Jean-Benoît explain why, culturally and historically, talking to the French is not about communicating or being nice. It's about being interesting. After reading The Bonjour Effect, even readers with only a smattering of French will be able to hold their own the next time they are in a bistro on the Left Bank, on a wine tour in Bourdeaux or on a beach on the Côte d'Azur.

The French Way

The French Way Author Richard F. Kuisel
ISBN-10 9780691151816
Release 2012
Pages 487
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There are over 1,000 McDonald's on French soil. Two Disney theme parks have opened near Paris in the last two decades. And American-inspired vocabulary such as "le weekend" has been absorbed into the French language. But as former French president Jacques Chirac put it: "The U.S. finds France unbearably pretentious. And we find the U.S. unbearably hegemonic." Are the French fascinated or threatened by America? They Americanize yet are notorious for expressions of anti-Americanism. From McDonald's and Coca-Cola to free markets and foreign policy, this book looks closely at the conflicts and contradictions of France's relationship to American politics and culture. Richard Kuisel shows how the French have used America as both yardstick and foil to measure their own distinct national identity. They ask: how can we be modern like the Americans without becoming like them? France has charted its own path: it has welcomed America's products but rejected American policies; assailed America's "jungle capitalism" while liberalizing its own economy; attacked "Reaganomics'" while defending French social security; and protected French cinema, television, food, and language even while ingesting American pop culture. Kuisel examines France's role as an independent ally of the United States--in the reunification of Germany and in military involvement in the Persian Gulf and Bosnia--but he also considers the country's failures in influencing the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations. Whether investigating France's successful information technology sector or its spurning of American expertise during the AIDS epidemic, Kuisel asks if this insistence on a French way represents a growing distance between Europe and the United States or a reaction to American globalization. Exploring cultural trends, values, public opinion, and political reality, The French Way delves into the complex relationship between two modern nations.