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A good start for understanding cultural misunderstandings
on February 18, 2000
As a French citizen living in the States for now 10 years and dealing on a daily basis with intercultural communication, I found this book quite interesting.It is a good starting book for the one who studies intercultural communication as part of one's job. Even though some of the chapters are quite general and limited to some social environment, it will help the reader in going further in the subject. For me, it confirmed my decision to attend an intercultural management seminar. One of the most interesting remark from the author was how cultural analysis is probably more painful than psychoanalysis. I am in total agreement with this remark. Besides reading this book with lots of attention, I must say I enjoyed myself in reading about my own behavioral patterns as well as the ones from my American friends.
A book to read.