Summary: Since its original publication in 1972, American Cultural Patterns has been used extensively as a text in courses and as an indispensable handbook in cross-cultural training.
The authors focus on practical applications as well as on those dimensions of American culture critical to understanding the dynamics of American society. They examine perception and thinking processes, language, and nonverbal behavior. Next, the authors analyze American cultur ...show moreal patterns and values in four dimensions: Form of Activity, Form of Social Relations, Perception of the World, and Perception of the Self. They conclude with a chapter in which they examine the cultural dimensions of communication and their implications for cross-cultural interaction. ...show less
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