9780471684282

Multicultural Manners : Essential Rules of Etiquette for the 21st Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471684282

  • ISBN10:

    0471684287

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/12/2005
  • Publisher: WILEY

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Summary

Discover the answers in this incisive, award-winning guide to etiquette, now thoroughly revised to reflect today's truly multicultural society. Both highly informative and entertaining, Multicultural Manners gives you the understanding you need, the perfect words to say, and the correct behavior to use in a wide range of cross-cultural situations.

Author Biography

NORINE DRESSER is a professional consultant, speaker, folklorist, and educator. From 1993 to 2001, she wrote the award-winning "Multicultural Manners" column for the Los Angeles Times. Dresser has been interviewed on the Voice of America and numerous other radio and TV shows.

Table of Contents

THE "M" WORD..
1. THE NEW RULES OF COMMUNICATION..
Body Language.
Heads Up, Down, or Sideways.
High-Five.
Giving Change.
Physical Contact.
Sign of the Cross.
Hands Off the Head.
Greetings.
Signs of Affection.
Physical Contact.
Thumbs-Up.
Crooked Finger.
Giving Change.
Smiling.
Eye Contact.
Lining Up.
One at a Time..
Smell..
Child-Rearing Practices.
Lazy New Mom.
Sharing the Bed.
Breast Milk.
Independence.
Chaperone.
Coining.
Classroom Behavior.
Testing.
Enrichment Activities.
Special Education.
Fear of Authority.
Student Participation.
"Stupid!".
Corporal Punishment.
Cheating.
Respect for Teachers.
Teacher Knows Best.
Absenteeism.
Clothing and Jewelry.
Hat's Off - Not!.
Camouflage.
Six-Pointed Stars.
Swastika.
Shoes.
Boutique Boo-Boos.
Unsoulful Soles.
Donkey Beads.
Glass Bead Necklaces.
Modesty.
Kirpan.
Dress for Respect.
Colors.
Red Ink as Death Sign.
Light Blue.
White Bonnets.
Wedding Guests Wearing White.
Black at a Chinese Wedding.
Yellow Tags.
Foodways.
Cracked Eggs.
Refusing Food.
Changing Food Habits.
Offering Food.
Milk Intolerance.
Pot Luck.
What Makes a Meal?.
Food Taboos.
Utensils.
Making Eating Noises.
Cleaning Your Plate.
Boxes of Food.
Food and Politics.
Fast Food Bags.
Food as Medicine.
Hot/Cold.
Gifts.
Yellow Flowers.
White Flowers.
Funeral Flowers Bribery.
Gift Taboos.
Elephant Trunks-Up or Down?.
White Envelopes.
Refusing a Gift.
Birthday Cake.
HEALTH PRACTICES.
Catching AIDS.
Misunderstanding Doctor's Orders.
Heart Transplants and Licorice.
Hospital Accommodations.
Ignoring the Baby.
Alternative Healers.
Sacrificing a Rooster.
Physical Exams.
Birth Attendants.
Prayer Position.
Birth Control.
No Heroic Measures?.
HOLIDAYS.
Ramadan.
Thanksgiving.
Halloween.
Jumping Over Fires.
New Year's Offering.
First Foot.
Sweeping Away the Luck.
Luck and Supernatural Forces.
Gris-Gris.
Ashes.
Permanent Wave.
Hot Rocks.
Voodoo Squad.
Eclipse.
Feng Shui.
Moving and the Almanac.
Old Shoes.
Numbers.
Numbers in Photos.
Odd or Even?.
Black Magic.
Red Envelopes.
Baby Furniture Delivery.
Evil Eye.
Rocks.
Male/Female Relations and Gender Issues.
Gender Expectations.
Lesbian Bridesmaid.
AIDS Education.
Spousal Abuse.
Romantic Implications.
Hospital Roommates.
Chastity.
Inequality.
Child Custody.
Home Alone Together.
Miscellany.
Traffic Violations.
Points of View.
The Qur'an (Koran).
Generosity.
Temples.
Japanese Business Cards.
Temporary Nuns.
Business Practices.
Sealing a Deal.
Welcoming Home Ceremonies.
Birthday Dates.
Friendship.
Hospitality.
Political Differences.
Shoveling Dirt on the Coffin.
Menstruation.
Prejudice.
Post 9/11.
Race Manners.
Green Card.
Mosque Phobia.
Bridge Builders of Anchorage.
Math Skills.
False Assumptions.
Time.
Urgency.
Being On Time.
Dropping In.
Taboo Times.
Verbal Expressions.
Complimenting a Baby.
Beating Around the Bush.
"Hello!".
Giving Praise .
Too Friendly.
Accent.
Forms of Address.
Naming Traditions.
Idioms.
"No Molesta".
Compliments About Appearance.
Yes or No?.
Bargaining.
Believing What They Say.
2. CLEARING CULTURAL CONFUSIONS.
Introduction.
Map.
Africans.
Algerians.
Egyptians.
Eritreans.
Ethiopians.
Ghanaians.
Kenyans.
Liberians.
Libyans.
Malians.
Moroccans.
Nigerians.
Rwandans.
Somalis.
Sudanese.
Tunisians.
Ugandans.
Balkans.
Albanians.
Bosnians and Herzegovians.
Croats.
Macedonians.
Slovenians/Slovenes.
Serbians and Montenegrans.
Asians.
Bhutanese.
Chinese.
Japanese.
Koreans, Northern.
Koreans, Southern.
Taiwanese.
South Asians.
Afghans.
Bangladeshis.
Indians.
Myanmar/Burmese.
Nepalese.
Pakistanis.
Sri Lankans.
Southeast Asians.
Cambodians.
East Timorese.
Filipinos.
Indonesians.
Lao.
Malaysians.
Singaporeans.
Thai.
Vietnamese.
Independent Members of the Former USSR.
Armenians.
Azerbaijanis.
Belarusians.
Estonians.
Georgians.
Kazakhs.
Kyrgyz.
Latvians.
Lithuanians.
Moldovans.
Russians.
Tajiks.
Turkmens.
Ukrainians.
Uzbeks.
Middle Easterners.
Iranians.
Iraqis.
Israelis.
Jordanians.
Kuwaitis.
Lebanese.
Saudis.
Syrians.
Turks.
United Arab Emirates.
Yemenis.

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