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Greece - Culture Smart! : the Essential Guide to Customs & Culture.

Author: Constantine Buhayer
Publisher: Chicago : Kuperard, 2017.
Series: Culture smart!
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Buhayer, Constantine.
Greece - Culture Smart! : The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture.
Chicago : Kuperard, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Constantine Buhayer
ISBN: 9781787029613 1787029611 9781787029606 1787029603
OCLC Number: 1001374114
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; About the Author; Contents; Map of Greece; Introduction; Key Facts; Chapter 1: Land and People; Contradictions, Continuities, and Contributions; Geographical Overview; Hellenic Republic or Greece?; More Than Just a Language; A Brief History; Government and Politics; Chapter 2: Values and Attitudes; Romiosýni Intertwined with Hellenism; Family First; Hierarchy; Personal Relationships; Generosity; Attitudes Toward Foreigners; Conspiracy Theories; Wealth, Money, and the Voleménos; Patriotism; Arpa-Cola: Last-Minute Culture. The High Wire of Deadlines Women; More Than Love; Nostalgia: A Very Greek Condition; Chapter 3: Customs and Traditions; Holidays and Festivals; To Remember: Saints' Days; The Greek Year; The Greek Orthodox Church; Other Religions; Chapter 4: Making Friends; Openness; Distinguish Your Orders from Your Requests; Gestures and Physical Contact; Whispering; Timekeeping; Hospitality; Who Pays?; Romance and the Foreigner; Gift Giving; Visiting; Verbal Greetings: A Wish for Life; Alcohol; Philótimo; Chapter 5: Daily Life; Town and Country. Water-A Vanishing Commodity The (Un)Civil Servant Mentality; Growing Up in Greece; Education; The Daily Round; Economic Priorities; Banking and Payments; Shipping; Standards of Living; For Richer, For Poorer; Chapter 6: Time Out; Paréa: A Fraternity of Friendships; Greek Cuisine; Tavernas, Restaurants, and Coffeehouses; Kouvendoúla: The Art of Idle Talk; Smoking; Shopping for Pleasure; Theater and Cinema; Museums; Archaeological Sites; The Parthenon; Churches and Monasteries; Open Markets; The Exohikó-the Ancestral/Country Home; Sports. The Olympic GamesChapter 7: Travel, Health, and Security; Buses; Taxis; Trains-A Secret World; The Metro and Trams; Boats; Cars: A Health Warning; Walking, Not Walking; Health; Security; Chapter 8: Business Briefing; The Greek Economy; Business Culture; Teamwork; Presentation and Listening Styles; Meetings and Negotiations; Leadership and Decision Making; Etiquette; Punctuality; Eye Contact; Contracts and Fulfillment; Managing Disagreement; Women In Business; Chapter 9: Communicating; Language; Body Language; The Media; The Internet. Telephone Mail; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Key Comparative Values; Appendix 2: The Greek Alphabet; Further Reading; Index; Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Culture smart!

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