74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference
By (author) Craig Storti
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Cross-Cultural Dialogues by Craig Storti
Book DescriptionHow 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 DetailsISBN: 9781877864285
(229mm x 167mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Intercultural Press Inc
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Craig Storti
Art of Doing Business Across Cultures, Paperback (March 2017)
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Speaking of India, Paperback (October 2015)
For Westerners conducting business with Indians and Indians trying to figure out the West-an indispensable book, newly updated.
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, Paperback (July 2004)» View all books by Craig Storti
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. www.craigstorti.com
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