Deep Culture: The Hidden Challenges of Global Living

Deep Culture: The Hidden Challenges of Global Living

by Joseph Shaules
     
 

ISBN-10: 1847690165

ISBN-13: 9781847690166

Pub. Date: 10/15/2007

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

A straightforward guide to understanding the hidden cultural challenges of adapting to life abroad. Combining intercultural theory and the voices of sojourners who talk about their experiences, it maps out the process of resisting, accepting and adapting to cultural difference. We see that all sojourners, from tourists, to expatriates to immigrants, go through a

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A straightforward guide to understanding the hidden cultural challenges of adapting to life abroad. Combining intercultural theory and the voices of sojourners who talk about their experiences, it maps out the process of resisting, accepting and adapting to cultural difference. We see that all sojourners, from tourists, to expatriates to immigrants, go through a similar learning dynamic. We learn that intercultural experiences can be deep or shallow, and that hidden cultural difference can increase sojourner prejudice. The book examines intercultural sensitivity while avoiding “feel good” idealizations about cross-cultural contact. It brings clarity to debates regarding the importance of cultural difference and the effects of globalization. An essential resource for sojourners, language teachers and intercultural educators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847690166
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Series:
Languages for Intercultural Communication & Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part one: The Intercultural Experience

Chapter one: Intercultural contact in the global village

Chapter two: Objections to culture

Chapter three: Understanding the deep structure of culture

Chapter four: Deep cultural difference and increased prejudice

Chapter five: What is successful cultural learning?

Chapter six: The process of intercultural learning Part two: A Model of Cultural Learning

Chapter seven: The Deep Culture Model

Chapter eight: Resistance to change

Chapter nine: Acceptance of difference

Chapter ten: Adaptation and cultural identity

Chapter eleven: Resistance and rapport

Chapter twelve: Beyond adaptation

Chapter thirteen: Implications for the “global village”

Glossary of key terms

References

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