American Cultural Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (Google eBook)

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Intercultural Press, 1991 - History - 192 pages
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This classic study has become a seminal work in the field of intercultural relations. In this edition, Stewart and Bennett focus on practical applications as well as on those dimensions of American culture critical to understanding the dynamics of American society. They analyze American cultural patterns and values in four dimensions: Form of Activity, Form of Social Relations, Perception of the World and Perception of the Self.
  

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Contents

CONCEPTUALIZATION OF
1
CULTURAL PATTERNS
17
The American Model of Perception and Thinking
23
CHAPTER THREE
45
FORM OF ACTIVITY
61
FORM OF SOCIAL RELATIONS
89
PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD
113
CHAPTER SEVEN
129
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
149
BIBLIOGRAPHY
177
INDEX
187
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Page 2 - One aspect is subjective culture the psychological features of culture, including assumptions, values, and patterns of thinking. The other is objective culture the institutions and artifacts of a culture, such as its economic system, social customs, political structures and processes, arts, crafts, and literature.

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Edward C. Stewart comes from a bicultural family, earned his doctorate in psychology at the University of Texas, and has taught at numerous institutions in the U.S. and abroad.Milton J. Bennett served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia, received his doctorate in communication from the University of Minnesota, and has taught communication at Portland State University. He is currently a co-director of The Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon. He is also the author of Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication.

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