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