Europe, Africa, Asia, etc. Nevertheless, it is a must read for everyone! View all 3 comments. It was entertaining and enlightening, and would be worth reading again for the cultural tidbits. I was refreshed on the meaning of customs from my own background. A very well written guide to views and manners in most societies. Probably a life-saver to a clumsy person. May 11, Rose added it Shelves: Very interesting and enlightening on different cultures and the problems a lack of understanding of cultures and practices can cause.
I now have a better appreciation of other cultures and how to accommodate them, although I didn't always support the suggested responses to problems e. However, I now realise more what a minefield this is, especi Very interesting and enlightening on different cultures and the problems a lack of understanding of cultures and practices can cause. However, I now realise more what a minefield this is, especially when cultures have completely opposite traditions and practices.
Some of the stories that contained ethical dilemmas were very interesting and well-handled. I would have liked more of the book to be dedicated to the anecdotes with analysis, and less to the section listing various countries, which I found long, somewhat dull, and hard to remember much from - although I did discover some interesting things in that section.
Oct 13, Keith rated it really liked it. This book is a good general guide to cultural differences in etiquette, especially pertaining to multiculturalism in the United States. Each chapter is focused on a certain area e.
Oddly the miscellaneous section is found before a few last chapters. Each chapter has short vignettes of what not to do when interacting with people from different backgrounds. These vignettes seem to be anecdotal, possibly hypothetical. The last section of the book organizes the info This book is a good general guide to cultural differences in etiquette, especially pertaining to multiculturalism in the United States.
The last section of the book organizes the information by country. I wish this reference section had some more of the key do's and don'ts from the rest of the book, though. Reading all of these tidbits quickly causes confusion and I could not keep these tips straight after being saturated with them. As far as I can recall, play it safe by not giving yellow flowers to anyone, and don't touch people of a gender that is not your own.
Jul 15, Oscar Romero rated it it was amazing. The best book to really learn about all cultures I was quite surprised to find out many "things" I was not aware of--about my natal country. Nevertheless, an excellent source of useful information if we want to do business or simply get along with people from other cultures.
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Strongly recommend this book to readers of all ages and of course, all cultures. May 22, Ian rated it really liked it. This book did nothing to squelch my deep desire to BE Rick Steves. This was a fast and wonderful read about intercultural mingling, travel, and communication. I'd love to read something like this which is not geared to U. Americans, but rather toward people researching travel to the United States.
Feb 25, Emily rated it really liked it. Not that I had any confrontations, but so that I could appreciate the cultures better. It might be a book I'm always reading, since I 'm just reading bits and pieces that interest me at the moment.testswarmsrv01.coex.cz/bedef-the-best.php
Multicultural Manners: Essential Rules of Etiquette for the 21st Century by Norine Dresser
Jan 13, apwebb83 rated it it was amazing. The information is so useful when trying to understand and not offend people in my diverse community. Who would have thought that a potluck could be offensive? I will use the topics in the book to start discussions among diverse groups and the ensuing conversation is always entertaining, enlightening and ultimately bridge building.
Jul 05, Michelle rated it liked it. I'd give it 3. Parts of it seemed redundant and a few examples were a little dated. Sep 08, Jayme Carruthers rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was very interesting. I knew almost none of the facts presented in this book before reading. This is one book I had to read for school that I actually really enjoyed. Aug 28, Amber rated it it was amazing. This book was so interesting!!
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It really lifted some prejudices and misconceptions I had about other cultures especially about gender and religious issues. If you're interested in everyday culture differences and how other cultures do things differently from Americans, read this. Jun 05, Jae rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 14, Talbot Hook rated it it was ok. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Intercultural Business Communication 6th Edition. New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society. Languages of the World: Here's how restrictions apply. From the Back Cover Your friend's mother-in-law is visiting from Korea.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I was rather disappointed with this book since i was expecting more of a reference for social interactions than what was discussed. It was also very west coast and spoke at length about Hispanics and Laotians. In our midwest area, we have a strong Arabic community, and others which were not even mentioned. It really did not give a basis for the cultural reasons for the difficult interactions and it seemed more of a personal reflection than anything like etiquette in the genre of Emily Post or Miss Manners which is what i wanted.
I have read this book at least three I have read this book at least three times through. I always seem to miss something and it is important to have the proper manners for the culture you are dealing with. A great book to reanalyze customs vary by country. I finished the Kiss, Bow or Shake book and felt this was a great addition when communicating with international clients.
Etiquette is strongly based on culture and even within a country, geographical differences will impact the local culture so what might been deemed acceptable in the south, may be quite different in the north. To lump multi-countries' culture into generic headings makes this book way too broad that it becomes totally useless! I'm learning a lot of cultural manners, this book is very informational enjoying it. I would recommend this book if you want to Learn cultural manners.
I learned from when I went to Japan and was getting funny looks. No eating in public: One person found this helpful. I bought this resource to add to my library of counseling resources. I was blown away with the quality of the material inside. It is easy to read and understand, and the sections are organized in a way that makes it an excellent resource for developing lesson plans for classroom guidance.
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Multiculturalism is becoming a concept that is important in every aspect of counseling and beyond. I especially love that there is a section that talks about sterotype myths, and taboos for different countries. I have recommended the others school counselors in my school system order this book as well. Gives great scenarios and advice for those going into the field of communication and trying to do so globally! I was surprised by some of the information provided! Although not as comprehensive as I had expected, I still learned a lot from this book and plan on using it extensively.
I've learned a lot from it and actually had some of my own misconceptions cleared up.