Spain is Different

Spain is Different

by Helen Wattley-Ames

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931930819
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 03/01/1999
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Helen Wattley-Ames lived in Barcelona, Spain, where she worked at the Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos and experienced firsthand the interaction of Spaniards and Americans. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, she is fluent in Spanish and received her bachelor's degree in Spanish language and literature at the University of Bristol in England.

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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