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Author Storti, Craig.

Title Art of crossing cultures / Craig Storti.

Imprint Yarmouth, ME : Intercultural Press, 2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  303.482 St75a 2001    New Books Axe 1st Floor  Available
Edition 2nd ed.
Description xviii, 153, [13] pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-147) and index.
Summary "Adjusting to a new culture and getting along with the local people challenge everyone who lives and works abroad. Whether in business, diplomacy, education, or as a long-term visitor abroad, anyone can be blindsided by a lack of international knowledge and experience and be caught at a disadvantage. In this completely revised and expanded edition of the classic The Art of Crossing Cultures, Craig Storti shows what it takes to encounter a new culture head-on and succeed." "This guidebook to bridging the cultural divide -- incorporates a sampling of the writings of some of the world's greatest writers, poets, and observers of the human condition. Through the vivid perceptions and words of such literary legends as Noel Coward, Graham Greene, Rudyard Kipling, E.M. Forster, Mark Twain, Evelyn Waugh, and others, Storti paints an intimate portrait of the personal challenges of adjusting to another culture: anticipating differences, managing the temptation to withdraw, and gradually adjusting expectations of behavior to fit reality." "This timely new edition focuses special attention on how to deal with country and culture shock and includes many new examples of cross-cultural misunderstandings -- particularly in business. Storti breaks new ground with his easy-to-understand model of cultural adjustment and tips on how to master the process and develop adaptive strategies -- the heart of the cross-cultural experience. Book jacket."--Jacket.
Contents Ch. 1. Country Shock -- Ch. 2. Culture Shock -- Ch. 3. The Fallout -- Ch. 4. The Problem Explained -- Ch. 5. The Problem Solved -- Ch. 6. Language Lessons -- Ch. 7. The Payoff.
Subject Culture shock.
Intercultural communication.
Assimilation (Sociology)
Assimilation (Sociology) (OCoLC)fst00819095
Culture shock. (OCoLC)fst00885117
Intercultural communication. (OCoLC)fst00976084
Culture conflict.
ISBN 1857882962

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