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About the Author

Edward C. Stewart comes from a bicultural family, earned his doctorate in psychology at the University of Texas, and has taught at numerous institutions in the U.S. and abroad.Milton J. Bennett served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia, received his doctorate in communication from the University of Minnesota, and has taught communication at Portland State University. He is currently a co-director of The Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon. He is also the author of Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication.

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  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Intercultural Press; 2nd Edition edition (April 26, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1877864013
  • ISBN-13: 978-1877864018
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 5, 2005
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This book seeks to look at American cultural patterns within a cross-cultural perspective. A number of cultural stereotypes are compared with the American stereotype, particularly Japan. I say "cultural stereotypes" because this is what is primarily used. At times, I have to disagree completely with the authors' interpretation of the meaning behind the actions of the cross-cultural experience. For example they give some examples of difficulties the author(s) had in Japan and then they explain why this occurred, always giving the benefit of the doubt to the Japanese culture. However, if that same action would be seen as an insult by a Japanese person I really see no reason for the authors to explain it away using a Japanese cultural value. In other words, they fail to critically analyse different cultures either from within or from an American perspective. The end result is that you are to assume that other cultures always treat people with respect and it is only an American-centric view that would think otherwise. I am not American and can claim something of a dispassionate view on the subject.

At first glance this book appears to be a useful, quick read for those going overseas but in reality it is a tough slog through some unanalysed stereotypes. This book fails to get past surface meanings to the deeper reality of the cross-cultures with which it contrasts American culture.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jla on May 9, 2012
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American Cultural Patterns - A Cross-Culture Prospective is a very broad but in depth study of this title subject. Exactly the type information that answers long-time questions of mine. What about cultural patterns in the western society as we become more integrated (or not) as neighbors, co-workers, commercial/retail buyers and sellers? What are we doing about integration? Why is the western society so greedy and selfish? This perspective is a must read to even begin discussing the patterns and changing our attitudes.
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I slogged through the first 25 pages stating obvious assumptions then WHAM! I could not read it fast enough. This book should be required reading for anyone attempting to understand American Cultural Patterns invisible to Americans belonging to the dominant culture. In other words, if you were born in another culture or belong to a subculture in the U.S. this book will explain why it is so hard to communicate with "rational white managers who have been in the same business for decades". It is a book full of examples, easy to read and understand. Even if the reader does not agree with the generalizations, the categories to understand culture are enlightening. "Rational white men" have a particular view of facts as if enough of them will lead to truth. Individualism keeps the sense of future limited to one lifetime (or the next quarter earnings). Linguistic features of English lead toward linear chains of cause, effect and outcomes. Other cultures experience relationships as community, time as seasonal or celestial, truth as intuitive, The authors do a better job than I can in describing without judgment. The idea is to celebrate American Cultural Patterns by understanding them better and thereby open the door to appreciating other cultures as just as valid. I will read this book several times and keep it as a primary reference. It is worth the fifteen cents a page I paid for it.
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By amdunloy on April 26, 2012
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Perfect book for someone who works with people internationally, or simply people from another culture. I am reading it for school and am already applying it to my everyday interactions.
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Excellent book! Recommend it to anyone who wishes to get a better understand of the people around them, in their community and around the world.
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