Skip to main content

Multicultural Manners: Essential Rules of Etiquette for the 21st Century, Revised Edition

Multicultural Manners: Essential Rules of Etiquette for the 21st Century, Revised Edition

Norine Dresser

ISBN: 978-1-118-04028-7

Jan 2011

304 pages

$11.99

Description

Both highly informative and entertaining, Multicultural Manners gives readers the understanding they need, the perfect words to say, and the correct behavior to use in a wide range of cross-cultural situations. This incisive and award-winning guide to etiquette features completely updated etiquette guidelines with special emphasis on post–September 11 culture clashes as well as a brand-new section that demystifies unfamiliar cultures in the news. Norine Dresser identifies key cross-cultural hot spots and suggests methods that foster respect for diversity. Readers will discover the dos and don’ts of successful business and social interaction, detailed tips on avoiding embarrassment in a variety of social settings, amusing firsthand accounts of cultural gaffes, a breakdown of customs, religions, languages, and ethnicities for seventy different countries, and appropriate etiquette for innumerable settings.
Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. The New Rules of Communication.

Body Language.

Child-Rearing Practices.

Classroom Behavior.

Clothing and Jewelry.

Colors.

Foodways.

Gifts.

Health Practices.

Holidays.

Luck and Supernatural Forces.

Male/Female Relations and Gender Issues.

Miscellany.

Prejudice.

Time.

Verbal Expressions.

2. Clearing Cultural Confusions.

A Quick Reference Guide.

Map.

Africans.

Asians.

South Asians.

Southeast Asians.

The Balkans.

Independent Members of the Former USSR.

Middle Easterners.

Bibliography.

Index.