Culture Shock! France / Edition 3

Culture Shock! France / Edition 3

by Sally Adamson Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761454802

ISBN-13: 9780761454809

Pub. Date: 09/28/2008

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing

Culture Shock! adds two new "At Your Door" city lifestyle guides and one new country guide. The release of more Revised and Expanded Culture Shock! country editions continues with thirty-one now available. With over 1.5 million copies sold worldwide, the Culture Shock! brand name is recognized as the leading reference source for international customs and etiquette.

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Overview

Culture Shock! adds two new "At Your Door" city lifestyle guides and one new country guide. The release of more Revised and Expanded Culture Shock! country editions continues with thirty-one now available. With over 1.5 million copies sold worldwide, the Culture Shock! brand name is recognized as the leading reference source for international customs and etiquette.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761454809
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
CultureShock! Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments6
The Gallic Rooster7
How this book is organized8
In a Strange Land16
Stereotypes about the French17
Your turn to be stereotyped22
Parlez-Vous Francais?
Non-verbal communication26
The art of conversation34
No, the French do not speak English46
Learning French50
French Culture & Society56
The visual arts & the French psyche56
Politics & society62
Street fashion70
French film: C'est du cinema73
Sex & prostitution74
Pets77
Food & Wine81
Le cafe81
Restaurant & the food mystique93
Cuisine & character by region98
Consuming the French Way123
The art of shopping123
Home Life134
Family & the life cycle in France134
Being a guest in a French home141
Friends & neighbors147
Business in France153
Money & banking153
Office & business relationships157
French law in your life166
Establishing a business in France174
Practical Information177
Giving & getting directions & information177
Hours181
Traffic & transportation184
Pickpockets & the lost & found189
Public communication services190
The French telephone193
Necessities of cleaning up195
Healthcare & social services201
Renting an apartment: what to consider202
Managing your home in France204
Children & their education208
Culture Shock in France210
What is culture?210
How to develop cultural awareness218
Going home...can you go home again?223
Cultural Quiz226
Do's and Don'ts Appendix235
Glossary237
Calendar of Festivals and Holidays243
Resource Guide246
Bibliography and Further Reading264
Author and Contributor270
Index271

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