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By Edward C. Stewart, Milton J. Bennett

A drastically elevated research of the 1972 vintage via Edward Stewart, Stewart and Bennett introduce new cross-cultural comparisons drawn from fresh study on worth structures, notion psychology, cultural anthropology, and intercultural conversation. American cultural features are remoted out, analyzed, and in comparison with parallel features of alternative cultures to find implications for cross-cultural interaction.

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This research of yankee behavioural and inspiration styles analyzes Americans' perceptual procedures and the way they distinction with the methods of taking into consideration different cultures. The textual content covers language and non-verbal behaviour and breaks down cultural styles into 4 dimensions: kind of task, type of social kinfolk, notion of the area, and notion of the self. This examine is helping the reader study the cultural dimensions of communique and their implications for cross-cultural interplay.

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I would give my right ann to be able to return. " Et cetera, et cetera. I never received one letter from a repatriated American saying that he was happy to be home again. \¥hen this war is over there will be an exodus to Europe such as this country has never seen. We try to pretend now, because France has collapsed. that she was degenerate. There are artists and art critics in this country who, taking ad- 49 vantage of the situation, endeavor with utter shamelessness to convince the American public that we have nothing to learn from Europe, that Europe, France more particularly, is dead.

And then other voices joined in. "Jesus! Jesus! " We looked about in perplexity. There was nothing in sight but a Jewish synagogue. And from it, from the very walls, it seemed, came this stentorian voice bellowing about the light of the world. Finally we observed some Negroes entering the tabernacle and when we lifted our eyes we saw the amplifiers attached like gargoyles to the cornice of the building. For three blocks, clear as a bell, the voice followed us. It was like a maniac rising up out of No Man's Land and shouting Peace!

In the ten thousand miles I have travelled thus far I have come across two cities which have each of them a little section worth a second lookI mean Charleston and New Orleans. As for the other cities, towns and villages through which I passed I hope never to see them again. Some of them have such marvelous names, too, which only makes the deception more cruel. Names like Chattanooga, Pensacola, Tallahassee, like Mantua, Phoebus, Bethlehem, Paoli, like Algiers, Mobile, Natchez, Savannah, like Baton Rouge, Saginaw, Poughkeepsie: names that revive glorious memories of the past or awaken dreams of the future.

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