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Culture shock! : Bahrain

Author: Harvey Tripp; Margaret Tripp
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Graphic Arts Books ; Singapore : Marshall Cavendish, 2005.
Series: Culture shock!
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Tripp; Margaret Tripp
ISBN: 155868946X 9781558689466
OCLC Number: 62287118
Description: vii, 192 pages : illustrations, color map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1 First impressions --
An Arab exception --
ch. 2 Land and history of Bahrain --
The Beginnings --
Recent history --
The World's newest kingdom --
The State of the state of Bahrain --
International tensions --
The Lie of the little islands --
The Impact of religion --
ch. 3 Who are the Bahrainis? How the Bahrainis may be protrayed --
Ethnicity and all that --
Love, marriage, and family values --
Attitudes and treat of Bahraini children --
Names and labels --
Bahraini women --
Male bonding --
ch. 4 Socialising with Bahrainis --
Visiting the home of a Bahraini --
Going to a Bahraini wedding --
Going to a Bahraini funeral --
Dress code for Bahrainis --
Dress code for foreigners --
You and the culture of Bahrain --
The Law in Bahrain --
ch. 5 Settling in --
Getting there --
Visas --
Preparing Western children for culture shock --
Help for expats --
Surviving the climate --
Where to live --
Pets --
Engaging domestic staff --
Money and banking --
Telecommunications --
Shopping --
Trading hours --
Transportation --
Health --
Education --
Security in Bahrain --
ch. 6 Food and entertaining --
Types of cuisine --
Local dishes and ingredients --
Eating out --
Buying food --
Coffee --
Traditional coffee shops and the Hubble Bubble --
ch. 7 Culture and travel in Bahrain --
The Islands --
The Towns --
The Countryside --
Absorbing the cultural experience --
Touring outside Bahrain --
ch. 8 Learning arabic --
Speaking Arabic --
Language schools --
ch. 9 Doing business in Bahrain --
Economic history of Bahrain --
Who does the real work? --
The Pecking order --
Employment contracts --
Economic overview --
The Bharainisation programme --
Bahrainis in the workfoces --
Religion in the workplace --
Getting a job --
Setting up a business --
Managing the workforce --
Staying in favor --
Expatriate women --
Who is in business? --
The Way ahead --
ch. 10 Bharain at a glance.
Series Title: Culture shock!
Other Titles: Bahrain
Responsibility: Harvey Tripp, Margaret Tripp.

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