- Series: Culture Shock! A Survival Guide to Customs & Etiquette
- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company; Revised edition (February 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1558680896
- ISBN-13: 978-1558680890
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 7.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #447,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Culture Shock! Philippines (Culture Shock! A Survival Guide to Customs & Etiquette) Paperback – February 1, 1992
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Top Customer Reviews
Despite the book's casual tone, the discussion is very academic. So much so, that even Filipinos would benefit from reading it.
The book needs to be updated though. Some customs discussed in the book are rarely practiced anymore.
- hiya = shame. Much of what Filipinos do and don't do is motivated by the avoidance of hiya.
- amor proprio = face. Filipinos try very hard to avoid making other people lose face in the slightest.
- utang na loob = debt to another after receiving a gift. Receiving a gift is bittersweet for Filipinos because the giver has some control over you now.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A little dated (such as faxing things), but some cultural things are better understood when you learn the history of them. Read morePublished 12 months ago by spaceman spiff
This book provided me good information that helps me relate to my Filipino in-laws.Published 15 months ago by Doyle E. Yeater
A vital tool for any American planning an extended visit or resettling in the Philippines.Published 17 months ago by Ken M. Buchanan
This book is a good place to start, but it's a bit dated. It still gives the reader a good starting point.Published 23 months ago by John Beck
Interesting book. However, it left a lot of important things out about Filipino culture. It is still a good book to further your understanding on the phillipinesPublished on May 30, 2013 by Allison B.
I haven't read the book yet but I imagine it's good. The book was in great quality for being used. I am very happy to add it to my collection.Published on December 22, 2011 by chris o