Cross-Cultural Dialogues by Craig Storti
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Cross-Cultural Dialogues
By Craig Storti

Cross-Cultural Dialogues

74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference

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Cross-Cultural Dialogues by Craig Storti

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How much culture lurks in common conversation? According to Craig Storti, so much that many of our most common, seemingly innocent exchanges-in social settings, on the job, in the world of business-are cultural minefields waiting to explode. These explosions-cultural misunderstandings-can cause confusion, irritation, even alienation. At the workplace and in the world of business these explosions undermine communication, threaten important relationships, and cost a great deal of time and money; away from work, they strain, even endanger, personal relations. Cross-Cultural Dialogues is a collection of brief conversation (4-8 lines) between an American and someone from another country and culture. Short as each dialogue is, it has buried within it at least one, and usually several breaches of cultural norms which the reader is challenges to figure out. And a challenge it is: the exchanges are so brief and innocuous that even the wariest among us are sandbagged by the dialogue's hidden subtleties. Ten cultures are represented by the non-Americans in the dialogues: Arab/Middle Eastern, British, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Indian, Japanese, Mediterranean/European, and Russian, and the dialogues are grouped according to the setting in which they occur: social, workplace, and business. Whether you're a learner, trainer, educator, or an armchair interculturalist, you'll enjoy solving these cultural riddles-and increase your cultural awareness in the bargain.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781877864285
ISBN-10: 1877864285
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 167mm x 6mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: Intercultural Press Inc
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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For Westerners conducting business with Indians and Indians trying to figure out the West-an indispensable book, newly updated.

Art of Crossing Cultures by Craig Storti Art of Crossing Cultures, Paperback (June 2008)

Analyzing the personal challenges inherent in cross-cultural experience, this text examines the differences one encounters in living in another culture which cause some form of counterproductive psychological reaction.

Americans at Work by Craig Storti Americans at Work, Paperback (July 2004)

Whether you work with Americans face-to-face, communicate with them by telephone or e-mail or interact together in a virtual team, Americans at Work reveals the subtle and the not-so-subtle aspects of American culture in the workplace.

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Author Biography - Craig Storti

Craig Storti is founder and co-director of Communicating Across Cultures, a Washington, D.C.-based intercultural communication training and consulting firm. With work appearing in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune, he is the author of six books. Having lived nearly a quarter of his life abroad, he lives now in Maryland.

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