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The French Way The Truth Behind The Behavior Attitudes And Customs

Author : Ross Steele
ISBN : 0071428070
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Achieve savoir faire and fit into French culture with ease Written by an internationally renowned expert in French culture, Ross Steele, this second edition of The French Way offers a uniquely impartial and fully up-to-date perspective on French attitudes, tastes, and customs regarding everything from business style (formal) to pets (doted on), conversation (an art form) to humor (satiric, political), love (truly, madly, deeply) to time ("Better late than never!"). With the help of The French Way, you will: Understand how people from every corner of France interact, do business, and live their daily lives Become well-versed in ninety major topics including food, family, holidays, the media, religion, sports, money, entertainment, and le shopping Learn the truth about common myths and misconceptions concerning the French and communicate comfortably with French-speaking people without committing faux pas

The French Way

Author : Ross Steele
ISBN : 0844214957
Genre : Travel
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Guide to understanding how people from France think, do business and act in their daily lives

Cultureshock France

Author : Sally Adamson Taylor
ISBN : 9789814435758
Genre : Travel
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Etiquette And Taboos Around The World A Geographic Encyclopedia Of Social And Cultural Customs

Author : Ken Taylor
ISBN : 9781440838217
Genre : Social Science
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An interesting resource for learning about the cultural differences and characteristics of people across the globe, this encyclopedia covers the "do's" and "don'ts" of a breadth of countries and major ethnic groups. • Provides comprehensive coverage of many of the world's countries and cultures that enables readers to make insightful cross-cultural comparisons • Directly supports the National Geography Standards by examining cultural mosaics • Provides relevant and useful information for readers preparing for study-abroad excursions or other international travel

Ibos Of Nigeria And Their Cultural Ways

Author : Columbus O. Okoroike
ISBN : 9780595520732
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The book is about the Ibos of southeastern Nigeria, whose language is Igbo. This very uniquely distinct ethnic group of people have been accused of being tenacious in their belief, audacious in their venture, intense in their resistance and unrelenting in their persistence. The book is aimed at creating awareness and a more comfortable feeling toward Igbo speaking people and their culture. It is a culture that must not be forgotten, a heritage that is gradually being lost in our over-excitement and eagerness to Europeanize. The conventionalized Igbo signs, gestures, the admissible expressions, idioms, folk-tales, folk-songs, vocabulary and phraseology, truly have no close substitutes in English language. A culture that thrives on self-reliance, equality, democracy and healthy competition. You are invited to read and know a people obsessed with the desire for self-improvement through education and learning, who also are open to new ideas and easily adaptable to change. The book is a first of its kind by an Ibo man who sees the urgent and pressing need to preserve the Igbo language, traditions and cultural heritage, so that our children and future generations of Ibos and Ibo lovers will be educated and passed on the Igbo diction and the people's source of strength and power. It will also prepare anyone on what to expect, going, meeting and doing business with the people, as it answers basic questions and clears misconceptions.

Early Child Development In The French Tradition

Author : Andre Vyt
ISBN : 9781134772452
Genre : Psychology
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This volume shares significant contemporary "Francophone" contributions to developmental psychology outside geographic and intellectual borders of French-speaking countries. Except for the spread of Piagetian theory after World War II into Anglophone psychology, these new publications have not become so well known worldwide as progress in Francophone developmental psychology warrants. However, the work of a new generation of developmental theorists and experimentalists continues to shape important and original lines of thinking and research in France, Canada, and in other French-speaking countries. This work also contributes uniquely to issues such as sensori-motor development, perception, language acquisition, social interaction, and the growth and induction of cognitive mechanisms. Scientific concepts are not only embedded in a paradigm, but also in a culture and a language. Instead of writing about Francophone developmental psychology from "outside," this volume brings together original English-language contributions written by researchers working in different Francophone countries. Chapters summarize and interpret research on a given topic, making explicit the context of philosophical and theoretical traditions in which the empirical advances are embedded. Original essays are accompanied by editorial commentaries from eminent scientists working on the same topics in other parts of the world -- topics that are closely related to Francophone streams of thought and themes of study. Together, these essays fully and faithfully represent modern scientific perspectives toward understanding many facets of mental growth and development of the young child.

French Negotiating Behavior

Author : Charles Cogan
ISBN : 1929223528
Genre : Political Science
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Even before it led opposition to the recent war on Iraq, France was considered the most difficult of the United States major European allies. Each side tends to irritate the other, not least at the negotiating table, where Americans complain of French pretensions and arrogance, and the French fulminate against U.S. hegemonisme and egoisme. But, whether they like it or not, the two nations are going to have to deal with one another for a long time to come.Charles Cogan s timely and insightful study can t guarantee to make those encounters more fruitful, but it will help France s negotiating counterparts understand how and why French officials behave as they do. With impressive objectivity and authority, Cogan first explores the cultural and historical factors that have shaped the French approach and then dissects its key elements. Mixing rationalism and nationalism, rhetoric and brio, self-importance and embattled vulnerability, French negotiators often seem more interested in asserting their country s universal mission than in reaching agreement. Three recent case studies illustrate this distinctively French melange.Yet agreement is by no means always elusive. Cogan offers practical suggestions for making negotiations more cooperative and productive although he also emphasizes the long-term damage inflicted by the crisis over Iraq.Drawing on candid interviews with many of today s leading players on the French, American, British, and German sides, this engaging volume will inform and stimulate both seasoned practitioners and academics as well as students of France and the negotiating process.This book is the recipient of the Prix Ernest Lemonon from L'Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, 2006"

Social Theory

Author : Daniel W. Rossides
ISBN : 1882289501
Genre : Social Science
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Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance analyzes the tradition of social theory in terms of its origins and changes in kind of societies. Rossides provides a full discussion of the sociohistorical environments that generated Western social theory with a focus on the contemporary modern world. While employing a sociology of knowledge approach that identifies theories as aristocratic versus democratic, liberal versus socialist and also liberal feminist versus radical feminist; it attempts to construct a scientific, unified social theory in the West. Additionally, it also features African American theory, American culture studies, political and legal philosophy, and environmental theory.

Sources Of Vietnamese Tradition

Author : George Dutton
ISBN : 9780231511100
Genre : History
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Sources of Vietnamese Tradition provides an essential guide to two thousand years of Vietnamese history and a comprehensive overview of the society and state of Vietnam. Strategic selections illuminate key figures, issues, and events while building a thematic portrait of the country's developing territory, politics, culture, and relations with neighbors. The volume showcases Vietnam's remarkable independence in the face of Chinese and other external pressures and respects the complexity of the Vietnamese experience both past and present. The anthology begins with selections that cover more than a millennium of Chinese dominance over Vietnam (111 B.C.E.–939 C.E.) and follows with texts that illuminate four centuries of independence ensured by the Ly, Tran, and Ho dynasties (1009–1407). The earlier cultivation of Buddhism and Southeast Asian political practices by the monarchy gave way to two centuries of Confucian influence and bureaucratic governance (1407–1600), based on Chinese models, and three centuries of political competition between the north and the south, resolving in the latter's favor (1600–1885). Concluding with the colonial era and the modern age, the volume recounts the ravages of war and the creation of a united, independent Vietnam in 1975. Each chapter features readings that reveal the views, customs, outside influences on, and religious and philosophical beliefs of a rapidly changing people and culture. Descriptions of land, society, economy, and governance underscore the role of the past in the formation of contemporary Vietnam and its relationships with neighboring countries and the West.

Recovery Of The Measure

Author : Robert C. Neville
ISBN : 0791400999
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Neville's most significant scholarly contribution is arguably his metaphysical theory of being (or being-itself): a new theory that involves an original solution to the ancient problem of the one and the many. He developed this theory for his PhD dissertation at Yale University (graduated 1963), of which his first book, God the Creator, constitutes a substantial revision. Exploring the implications of that theory has enabled him to produce a philosophy of nature that rivals Alfred North Whitehead's in scope and power, as can be seen from his three-volume Axiology of Thinking. The first volume in that trilogy, Reconstruction of Thinking (1981), was hailed by Donald W. Sherburne?editor of the corrected edition of Whitehead's Process and Reality?as "a truly important book. It is the first genuinely neo-Whiteheadian offering on a large, systematic scale."The second volume of the trilogy, Recovery of the Measure: Interpretation and Nature (1989), was also well received. The prominent Confucian scholar and philosopher David L. Hall wrote of it as follows: "Because of its timeliness, the brilliance of its arguments, and the profundity of its conclusions,

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