Culture Shock! Finland

Culture Shock! Finland

by Deborah Swallow

Paperback(Revised)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761455066
Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vi
Acknowledgements     ix
Map of Finland     x
First Impressions     1
Tranquility and Conformity     2
Mobile Phones     4
Technology     5
Cleanliness     6
Customer Care     7
Reverse Logic     9
Traffic     9
Daylight Hours     10
First Impressions for a Finn     11
Land, History, Economy and Government     13
Finland: A Land For All Seasons     14
Geography     16
Climate     20
History     26
Finland Today     39
Top of the Class     40
The Economy     41
Government, Politics and the Judiciary     49
The Military     52
The Finns     54
Population     55
Physical Characteristics     56
Bilingualism     57
The Finns     58
Finnish Values     60
Finnish Values in Action     64
A Classless Society     67
Personal Space     71
Environmental Consciousness     73
Religion     76
Education     79
The Woman's Role     80
Marriage, the Family and Divorce     85
Finland's First Woman President     89
Socialising with the Finns     91
Dress Code     92
Clothing You Need     95
Tolerance     97
Scandal     100
Alternative Lifestyles     101
Silence     102
Humour     104
Flirting     106
How to be a Good Guest     107
Dancing     107
Alcohol and Smoking     108
What to do at a Sauna Party?     109
Regional Differences     113
Settling In     115
Administrative Procedures to Enter and Live in Finland     116
Finding A Home     116
Inside a Finnish Home     118
Getting a Telephone and Internet Line     121
Domestic Help     121
The Education System     122
Medical Facilities and Health Information     126
Provision for Religious Groups     126
Transportation     127
Traffic Safety and Road Conditions     132
What You Can Import      133
Shopping     135
Food and Entertainment     138
The Cuisine     140
Lappish Food     144
Typical Finnish Dishes     145
Special Occasions     149
Eating Out     150
Dining Out with a Finn     152
The Coffee Culture     153
Cafes     154
Restaurants     155
Buying Food     160
Enjoying the Culture     163
Finnish Heros and Champions     164
They Call This Sport     169
Holidays     170
Seeing Santa Claus     175
Things To Do     180
Travel     186
Hotels and Lodgings     191
The Regions     195
The Towns     199
The Language and the Literature     207
The Language     208
Learning the Language     213
The Literature     216
Finnish Folklore     219
Finnish Sayings     220
Working in Finland     222
The Finnish Handshake     226
Getting Down to Business     227
Meetings and Appointments      229
Negotiations     230
Decisions and Actions     231
Consensus     232
Presentations     233
Letter and Emails     234
Customer Care     235
Payment Terms     238
Corruption     238
Money and Banking     239
Applying for a Work Permit     241
Finding a Job     242
Fast Facts     244
Culture Quiz     256
Do's and Don'ts     262
Glossary     266
Resource Guide     270
Further Reading     296
About the Author     299
Index     300

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