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Foreign to familiar : a guide to understanding hot- and cold-climate cultures

Author: Sarah A Lanier
Publisher: Hagerstown, MD : McDougal Publishing, 2010. ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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Foreign to Familiar is a splendidly written, well-researched work on cultures. Anyone traveling abroad should not leave home without this valuable resource! I highly recommend it as required reading for cross-cultural workers. Sarah Lanier's love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah A Lanier
ISBN: 9781581580228 1581580223
OCLC Number: 701241967
Description: 128 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Hot- versus cold-climate cultures --
Relationship versus task orientation --
Direct versus indirect communication --
Individualism versus group identity --
Inclusion versus privacy --
Different concepts of hospitality --
High-context versus low-context cultures --
Different concepts of time and planning --
Practical next steps --
In conclusion.
Responsibility: by Sarah A. Lanier.

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Foreign to Familiar is a splendidly written, well-researched work on cultures. Anyone traveling abroad should not leave home without this valuable resource! I highly recommend it as required reading for cross-cultural workers. Sarah Lanier's love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an increased desire to better serve them. - Dr. Kingsley A. Fletcher President, Hope for Africa, Inc. [on back cover].

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