The Resource American Ways : A Guide for Foreigners in the United States, (electronic resource)

American Ways : A Guide for Foreigners in the United States, (electronic resource)

Label
American Ways : A Guide for Foreigners in the United States
Title
American Ways
Title remainder
A Guide for Foreigners in the United States
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This title seeks to provide insights into the American psyche and character. It looks at American values, assumptions and ways of reasoning to help foreigners to understand the enigmatic Americans. This edition features a new chapter on race and ethnic relations
Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
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Althen, Gary
Dewey number
973.93
Language note
English
LC call number
E158 .A46 2003eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • United States - Guidebooks
  • Visitors, Foreign - United States - Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
  • United States - General
Label
American Ways : A Guide for Foreigners in the United States, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Table of Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction; On Understanding; How Much Generalizing Is Acceptable?; On Asking "Why?"; How Americans See Themselves; How Americans See Foreigners; On Describing Americans; Part I General Ideas about American Culture; Chapter 1: American Values and Assumptions; Individualism, Freedom, Competitiveness, and Privacy; Equality; Informality; The Future, Change, and Progress; Goodness of Humanity; Time; Achievement, Action, Work, and Materialism; Directness and Assertiveness; The Communicative Style of Americans
  • Preferred Discussion TopicsFavorite Forms of Interaction; Depth of Involvement Sought; Channels Preferred; Level of Meaning Emphasized; Chapter 3: Ways of Reasoning; The Context; The Point; The Organization; The Evidence; The Cause; Chapter 4: Differences in Customs; Part II Specific Aspects of American Life; Chapter 5: Politics; The Rule of Law; The Ideal of Compromise; Politics Apart; Chapter 6: Family Life; What Foreigners Notice; The Changing Family; Raising Children; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 7: Education; Guiding Ideals; Social Forces Affecting American Education
  • Issues Facing American SchoolsAdvantages and Disadvantages; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 8: Religion; The General Context; Religion and Individual Americans; Exceptions; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 9: The Media; What Is American about the American Media?; Americans' Views of Their Media; Misconceptions the Media Promote; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 10: Social Relationships; Meeting New People; The American Concept of Friendship; Relationships Prescribed by Roles; Courtesy, Schedules, Gifts; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors
  • Chapter 11: Racial and Ethnic DiversityWhat Foreign Visitors See; How Americans View Race and Ethnic Relations; Austin, Texas: A Case Study; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 12: Male-Female Relationships; Influences on Male-Female Relationships; Male-Female Relationships in Various Settings; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 13: Sports and Recreation; Sports; Recreation; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 14: Driving; General Information; Traffic Laws; Attitudes about Driving; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 15: Shopping; Advertising; Pricing
  • Customer-Clerk RelationshipsSales Tactics; Procedures for Returning and Exchanging; Private Sales; Precautions for Shoppers from Abroad; Chapter 16: Personal Hygiene; The Basics; Variations; Other Issues Concerning Hygiene; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 17: Getting Things Done in Organizations; Misconceptions; Characteristics of U.S. Organizations; Suggestions for Dealing with U.S. Organizations; Chapter 18: Behavior in Public Places; Rules for Behavior in Public Places; Communication Behaviors; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 19: Studying
  • Assumptions Underlying the Higher Education System
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (328 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9786611726119
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)111056487012468
  • (EBL)218388
  • (OCoLC)475924765
  • (SSID)ssj0000102493
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11124995
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000102493
  • (PQKBWorkID)10049883
  • (PQKB)10045484
  • (EXLCZ)99111056487012468
Label
American Ways : A Guide for Foreigners in the United States, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Table of Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction; On Understanding; How Much Generalizing Is Acceptable?; On Asking "Why?"; How Americans See Themselves; How Americans See Foreigners; On Describing Americans; Part I General Ideas about American Culture; Chapter 1: American Values and Assumptions; Individualism, Freedom, Competitiveness, and Privacy; Equality; Informality; The Future, Change, and Progress; Goodness of Humanity; Time; Achievement, Action, Work, and Materialism; Directness and Assertiveness; The Communicative Style of Americans
  • Preferred Discussion TopicsFavorite Forms of Interaction; Depth of Involvement Sought; Channels Preferred; Level of Meaning Emphasized; Chapter 3: Ways of Reasoning; The Context; The Point; The Organization; The Evidence; The Cause; Chapter 4: Differences in Customs; Part II Specific Aspects of American Life; Chapter 5: Politics; The Rule of Law; The Ideal of Compromise; Politics Apart; Chapter 6: Family Life; What Foreigners Notice; The Changing Family; Raising Children; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 7: Education; Guiding Ideals; Social Forces Affecting American Education
  • Issues Facing American SchoolsAdvantages and Disadvantages; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 8: Religion; The General Context; Religion and Individual Americans; Exceptions; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 9: The Media; What Is American about the American Media?; Americans' Views of Their Media; Misconceptions the Media Promote; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 10: Social Relationships; Meeting New People; The American Concept of Friendship; Relationships Prescribed by Roles; Courtesy, Schedules, Gifts; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors
  • Chapter 11: Racial and Ethnic DiversityWhat Foreign Visitors See; How Americans View Race and Ethnic Relations; Austin, Texas: A Case Study; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 12: Male-Female Relationships; Influences on Male-Female Relationships; Male-Female Relationships in Various Settings; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 13: Sports and Recreation; Sports; Recreation; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 14: Driving; General Information; Traffic Laws; Attitudes about Driving; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 15: Shopping; Advertising; Pricing
  • Customer-Clerk RelationshipsSales Tactics; Procedures for Returning and Exchanging; Private Sales; Precautions for Shoppers from Abroad; Chapter 16: Personal Hygiene; The Basics; Variations; Other Issues Concerning Hygiene; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 17: Getting Things Done in Organizations; Misconceptions; Characteristics of U.S. Organizations; Suggestions for Dealing with U.S. Organizations; Chapter 18: Behavior in Public Places; Rules for Behavior in Public Places; Communication Behaviors; Suggestions for Foreign Visitors; Chapter 19: Studying
  • Assumptions Underlying the Higher Education System
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (328 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9786611726119
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)111056487012468
  • (EBL)218388
  • (OCoLC)475924765
  • (SSID)ssj0000102493
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11124995
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000102493
  • (PQKBWorkID)10049883
  • (PQKB)10045484
  • (EXLCZ)99111056487012468

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