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American Cultural Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Perspective 2nd Edition Edition
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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.
Pleasure to read and explains everything! Good language use - easy to read, yet live and narrative. Good vocabulary (not particularly rich - it is written for a foreign reader) yet intuitively easy to understand, if some words are unfamiliar. The style is very much like someone just tells you.
Very deep approach taken by the author, getting to origins of all cultural aspects and behaviors first, and then when you understand the basics, going down to all details. Plenty of examples of situations are given. Logical and concise.
I have been in USA for 5 years now, and I am quite adjusted already, but this was still a good source of information to me and once finished reading, I gave it as a present to my friend who is only considering to study in US, hope it helps him.
It may also be a good reading for those interested in intercultural communications, even if not planning to visit America.
I wish I had this book in my early years here!
I can know many American ways in this book.
The book shows many things about American.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very informative and helpful book for the new comers in the United StatesPublished 10 months ago by Mahmudul Hasan
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.Published 15 months ago by Nicolette