Spain Is Different / Edition 2

Spain Is Different / Edition 2

by Helen Wattley-Ames
     
 

ISBN-10: 1877864714

ISBN-13: 9781877864711

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing


Spain is Different focuses on the uniqueness of both the Spanish people and their culture and examines what effect differences have on the way Spaniards and Americans relate to and interact with each other. It looks at how Spain has evolved from a travel destination - a source of "sun and cheap wine" - to a dynamic modern society. It depicts a people proud of…  See more details below

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Spain is Different focuses on the uniqueness of both the Spanish people and their culture and examines what effect differences have on the way Spaniards and Americans relate to and interact with each other. It looks at how Spain has evolved from a travel destination - a source of "sun and cheap wine" - to a dynamic modern society. It depicts a people proud of their accomplishments, yet working hard to maintain valued traditions in the face of increased buying power and more European and American influence. The new edition of Spain Is Different features extensively updated and revised sections on women, particularly in the workplace, and has added new sections on minorities and immigrants and on ethics and corruption. This book will be welcomed by anyone looking for clear guidelines on how to be most effective when encountering the people and culture of Spain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781877864711
Publisher:
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
INTERACT Series
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
471,445
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
1.Spain Is Different1
What Is Spain?1
Spain and Latin America: La Madre Patria5
Spain and Europe: Africa Begins at the Pyrenees7
Spain and the United States10
Encounter 1Maleducado21
2.Society and the Individual23
Family23
Groups and Communities28
Attitudes toward Authority34
Encounter 2Por Regla General45
3.Relationships47
Friendship Patterns47
Relationships in the Workplace51
Sex Roles54
Encounter 3Desconocido63
4.Language and Communication65
Learning Spanish65
Nonverbal Communication68
Communication Styles75
Encounter 4Ya Me lo Pagara Manana82
5.Work83
Attitudes toward Work84
Work Environment95
Work Styles98
Encounter 5Ir al Grano107
6.Play109
The Paradox109
Holidays and Vacations111
Social Life113
Encounter 6Que Hacemos?119
Epilogue121
Resources123
Glossary129

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