WHY MEXICANS THINK & BEHAVE THE WAY THEY DO! - The Cultural Factors that Created the Character & Personality of the Mexican People!

WHY MEXICANS THINK & BEHAVE THE WAY THEY DO! - The Cultural Factors that Created the Character & Personality of the Mexican People!

by Boye De Mente
     
 
“Mexico’s traditional values and morals were forged in a caldron of aggressive religious intolerance, cor-ruption, racism, male chauvinism, and an elitist poli-tical system that connived with the Church to keep ordinary people ignorant and powerless, and deny them the most basic human rights.

“But the reality of Mexico has always been

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“Mexico’s traditional values and morals were forged in a caldron of aggressive religious intolerance, cor-ruption, racism, male chauvinism, and an elitist poli-tical system that connived with the Church to keep ordinary people ignorant and powerless, and deny them the most basic human rights.

“But the reality of Mexico has always been obscured behind a variety of masks—of piety, pride, courage, gaiety, indifference and stoicism.

“Despite the fact that the traditional character of Mexicans is a mixture of medieval Catholicism, tra-ditional Indian and Spanish authoritarianism, ma-choism and personalism, it has another face—an inherently joyful nature manifested in music, singing, dancing and art.”

This book identifies and describes the primary character and behavorial traits of Mexicans that are revealed by key words in their language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012280954
Publisher:
Phoenix Books / Publishers
Publication date:
02/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
188 KB

Meet the Author

Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, Korea and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, journalist, editor and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo, and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (in 1953), now Thunderbird School of Global Management, in Glendale, Arizona, USA.

De Mente wrote the first ever books on the Japanese way of doing business (Japanese Etiquette and Ethics in Business in 1959 and How to Do Business in Japan in 1962), and was the first to introduce the now commonly used Japanese terms wa, nemawashi, kaizen, tatemae-honne, shibui, sabi and wabi to the outside business world!

His 70-plus other books run the gamut from language learning to the night-time "pink" trades in Japan, the role of bars, cabarets and geisha houses in business, the sensual nature of Oriental cultures, male-female relations, and understanding and coping with the Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Mexican mindset in business and social situations.

His latest book: CULTURAL FAILURES THAT ARE DESTROYING THE AMERICAN DREAM!

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