A Cultural Guide Pr Cis Culturel Des Pays Du Monde Anglophone

Author by : GRELLET FRANCOISE
Languange : en
Publisher by : NATHAN
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Description : Ce livre présente les aspects institutionnels, sociaux et culturels principaux du Royaume-Uni et de l'Irlande, des États-Unis et de quelques pays du Commonwealth. Écrit en anglais, il sera tout particulièrement utile aux étudiants qui préparent un examen ou un concours en leur permettant de resituer le contexte d'une oeuvre ou d'un article de presse dans la langue originale. Cet ouvrage comporte : - un résumé des faits et informations essentiels de différents points de civilisation (histoire, géographie, institutions, société, mentalité, culture), - la présentation et la discussion autour de questions d'actualité souvent débattues (la monarchie au Royaume-Uni, le Patriot Act aux Etats-Unis, les politiques d'immigration et d'intégration, etc.) - la traduction du vocabulaire au fur et à mesure du déroulement du texte afin d'améliorer ses connaissances lexicales. En outre, des références Internet permettent d'aller plus loin et les citations qui illustrent ou introduisent le propos sont autant de moyens d'enrichir une copie ou un oral.


New Orleans Neighborhoods A Cultural Guide

Author by : Maggy Baccinelli
Languange : en
Publisher by : Arcadia Publishing
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Description : Where y'at? In New Orleans, this simple question can yield hundreds of answers. People on the same block might say that they live in Pigeon Town, Pension Town or Carrollton, but they have surely all danced together at the neighborhood's Easter Sunday second-line. Did you know that gospel queen Mahalia Jackson grew up singing in a little pink church in the Black Pearl or that Treme is the oldest African American neighborhood in the country? In an exploration that weaves together history, culture and resident stories, Maggy Baccinelli captures New Orleans' neighborhood identities from the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain.


Word Spy

Author by : Paul McFedries
Languange : en
Publisher by : Crown
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Description : Language wears many hats, but its most important job is to help us name or describe what's in the world. Words define us, our actions, even our existence. And just when you think that you have all the words you need, you discover new ones, hear new uses for old ones or see them mutate right before your eyes—a neologism is born. Those neologisms are actually one of the best ways of keeping tabs on the way our world and culture are changing. One of the people who's been keeping tabs is Paul McFedries, the president of Logophilia Limited (logophilia is Greek for "the love of words"). His scorecard is Word Spy, a daily newsletter that has been reporting from the neological frontier since 1998 and that has more than 100,000 visitors a month and more than 12 million page views. In Word Spy, McFedries demonstrates how new words both reflect and illuminate not only the subcultures that coin them but also the larger culture in which these groups exist. Neologisms give us insight into the way things are even as they act as linguistic harbingers of what's to come. Each chapter of Word Spy is a cultural snapshot, a slice of the zeitgeist that focuses on a specific idea or sociological phenomenon, with an emphasis on the words and phrases that it has generated. These snapshots cover various aspects of modern life, including relationships, business, technology, war, aging, multiculturalism, and even fast food, all the while introducing us to hybrid words: If your kids can't seem to get away from their computers, they may be addicted to "fritterware" (time-wasting game software). If you're a new mother with a passion for petitioning, you may be a "lactivist" (breast-feeding activist). And if you keep finding yourself staying way later at the office than you ever imagined, you may be suffering from "presenteeism." Word Spy is an exciting and informative travelogue through the evolving landscape of our language and, consequently, the cultures and subcultures that continually mold and shape not just the language but all of us who speak it.


Afghanistan

Author by : Moska Najib
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kuperard Pub
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Description : Guide to Afghan culture and society, to turn your visit into a memorable an denriching experience.


The Cambridge Guide To Jewish History Religion And Culture

Author by : Judith R. Baskin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture is a comprehensive and engaging overview of Jewish life, from its origins in the ancient Near East to its impact on contemporary popular culture. The twenty-one essays, arranged historically and thematically, and written specially for this volume by leading scholars, examine the development of Judaism and the evolution of Jewish history and culture over many centuries and in a range of locales. They emphasize the ongoing diversity and creativity of the Jewish experience. Unlike previous anthologies, which concentrate on elite groups and expressions of a male-oriented rabbinic culture, this volume also includes the range of experiences of ordinary people and looks at the lives and achievements of women in every place and era. The many illustrations, maps, timeline, and glossary of important terms enhance this book's accessibility to students and general readers.


Peru

Author by : Jane Holligan de Díaz-Límaco
Languange : en
Publisher by : Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
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Description : Travel & holiday.


The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide

Author by : Paige Hull Teegarden
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Praise for The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide "This is an important book for consultants and managers who work with nonprofit organizations. The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide lays out basic theory about how nonprofits come to be and how they operate, and it demonstrates how important the concept of culture is to understanding this important sector of our society." —EDGAR H. SCHEIN, PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT, EMERITUS, MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT "This book is a must-read for nonprofit executives! The authors spell out the themes, beliefs, and assumptions that are unique to nonprofits, regardless of their size or mission, ultimately revealing how 'culture' manifests itself in organizations." —DARRYL A. JONES, SR., CEO, MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS "This is the book that the nonprofit community has needed for a long time. The authors provide a compelling assessment tool that all organizations can use. This book is essential to understanding how nonprofits work and why they do, or do not, achieve the outcomes and missions they set for themselves." —FLO GREEN, VICE PRESIDENT, IDEAENCORE NETWORK "Anyone who works in a group and relies on others to get things done will benefit from this book. Readers will discover how the environment of an organization influences how decisions are made and, ultimately, how things get done." —NATALIE ABATEMARCO, DIRECTOR OF NORTH AMERICA COMMUNITY PROGRAMS, CITIGROUP, INC. "Every organization has culture, recognized or not. And that culture plays a powerful role in shaping the way people act within that context. The insights, frameworks, and tools in this book will help people become more astute within their organizational cultures." —BRIAN FRASER, LEAD PROVOCATEUR, ORGANIZATION JAZZTHINK


Popular Culture

Author by : Suzie O'Brien
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Popular Culture: A User's Guide is an introduction to the critical study of popular culture. The authors aim to provide students with the analytical tools to understand everyday practices and their role both as consumers of and participants in popular culture. The authors believe that because of our common familiarity with popular culture, it is even more critical that we engage in reflection, exploration, and analysis. To that end, the text includes a large number of case studies, close-up boxes, and suggested activities that help students make connections and better understand and interpret the world around them. The fourth edition captures and reflects the many changes and developments in contemporary culture, while still maintaining its central focus of challenging students to examine the world around them.


Portugal Culture Smart

Author by : Sandy Guedes de Queiroz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Culture Smart! The Essential G
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Description : Culture Smart! Portugal will help you to navigate this multifaceted society. It gives insights into different aspects of life, from sleepy seaside towns to modern, trendy cities, so that you can experience at first hand how this society, which protects family and privacy so fiercely, is eager and proud to show visitors everything the country has to offer. Portugal is a small country that has had a huge cultural and political impact on the modern world. Portuguese explorers were the first to sail round the Cape of Good Hope and open up the sea route to East. At its peak its vast maritime empire embraced colonies in South America, Africa, and Asia, and the Portuguese language is the fifth-most-spoken language in the world. Portugal is now on the radar of world travelers and multinational corporations alike, and this has made its people more receptive to change and more modern in their outlook. The 1974 Peaceful Revolution, which liberated Portugal from dictatorship, also launched it into decades of political and social instability, giving rise to a mood of inertia and pessimism. Today, it is once again living up to its legacy of discovery and invention. This adventurous spirit is evident in the urban and cultural renewal that has swept the country, in harmonious contrast with its historic and traditional backdrop. Portuguese idiosyncrasies can be both confusing and enchanting. The people are famous for saudade, a yearning for the past, a soulful trait that is at once charming and fatalistic. They are collectively proud and personally self-deprecating. They can be romantic, impulsive, set in their ways, resourceful, and loyal. While rising to the challenges of the times, they have managed to maintain their values intact, preserving the history and traditions that give their country its flavor.


English The American Way A Fun Esl Guide To Language And Culture In The U S With Embedded Audio Mp3

Author by : Sheila MacKechnie Murtha
Languange : en
Publisher by : Research & Education Assoc.
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Description : REA’s English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S. with Embedded Audio & Mp3 Download Helps English Language Learners Improve Their Skills A fun guide to everything American for the English language learner! Authored by seasoned ESL instructors, this handy guidebook is perfect for people who already have a good grasp of English, but want to improve how they speak the language as it is spoken in the United States. Written in a lighthearted and easy-to-follow style, this book is a great resource for people of all ages and all nationalities. Each unit introduces commonly used phrases, vocabulary, and verbs, and offers sample dialogs to illustrate everyday American life. Sentence completions, quizzes, tips, and illustrations make learning fun. Individual units cover topics essential to the mosaic of American life: making friends, basic skills, driving, dining out, dealing with money, home life, emergency situations, doctor visits, handling a job interview, and more. To improve your pronunciation, listen to the embedded audio that accompanies this e-book or download the Mp3. The audio contains all the dialogues and pronunciation pointers found in the book so you can listen along and practice your speaking skills as you read. The dialogues are read by native speakers and are a great way to work on accent reduction. If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you!


The Cloudspotter S Guide

Author by : Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : Discusses the history, types, and cultural fascination with clouds and explains what they mean in terms of climate and weather.


The Regions Of Germany

Author by : Dieter K. Buse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Provides detailed descriptions of the sixteen federal states of Germany, including regional traits, geographic features, principal cities, and cultural contributions.


Capitalization

Author by : Collectif Csi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Presses des Mines via OpenEdition
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Description : What does it mean to turn something into capital? What does considering things as assets entail? What does the prevalence of an investor’s viewpoint require? What is this culture of valuation that asks that we capitalize on everything? How can we make sense of the traits, necessities and upshots of this pervasive cultural condition?This book takes the reader to an ethnographic stroll down the trail of capitalization. Start-up companies, research centers, consulting firms, state enterprises, investment banks, public administrations: the territory can certainly prove strange and disorienting at first sight, with its blurred boundaries between private appropriation and public interest, economic sanity and moral breakdown, the literal and the metaphorical, the practical and the ideological. The traveler certainly requires a resolutely pragmatist attitude, and a taste for the meanders of signification. But in all the sites in which we set foot in this inquiry we recognize a recurring semiotic complex: a scenario of valuation in which things signify by virtue of their capacity to become assets in the eye of an imagined investor.A ground-breaking anthropological investigation on the culture of contemporary capitalism, this work directs attention to the largely unexplored problem of capitalization and offers a critical resource for current debates on neoliberalism and financialization.


Clinician S Guide To Cultural Psychiatry

Author by : Wen-Shing Tseng
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : Increasingly, psychologists are becoming aware of sensitivity needs with respect to treating patients from differing cultures. Culture can play an important role both in what a patient discloses about themselves, how likely they are to follow a therapist's advice, and whether specific therapies are likely to be effective for them. Following on the heels of Tseng's "Handbook of Cultural Psychiatry" comes this "Clinical Application of Cultural Psychiatry." This more concise book focuses on information most relevant to treating patients. The book discusses how culture plays a role in specific disorders (depression, anxiety, eating and sexual disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenia, etc.). relevant sensitivities to keep in mind in treating specific patient populations (age groups, differing religions, and differing ethnicity's). * Written by a nationally and internationally recognized scholar, clinician, and author * Has the proper combination of knowledge, skill, and conceptual discussion for clinical practicalities * Provides comprehensive and systematic coverage of major topics for clinical application * Enhanced by more than 120 tables and figures and nearly 30 case illustrations * Will serve as a major textbook in the training of psychiatric residents and clinical psychologists


American Ways Third Edition

Author by : Gary Althen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nicholas Brealey
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Description : An exhaustive advice book for foreign visitors to the U.S. seeking to understand the motivations, attitudes, and actions of Americans.


The International Student S Guide To Uk Education

Author by : Martin Hyde
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Are you thinking of studying at university in Britain? Do you feel confused about which course is best for you, which university to choose, and how to apply? Are you wondering about what kinds of challenges you will be faced with, how best to approach them and how to overcome them? If so, this guidebook is for you. Honest and accurate, this book acts as an international student introduction and cultural guide to UK Higher Education. It informs and guides students in their preparation for all aspects of UK HE, from university selection and application through to participation, and provides a clear understanding of how British universities function. Helping international students make the most of the many opportunities that university offers, this text will expand your knowledge of UK Higher Education with regards to: Application procedures Finances Self-awareness, cultural understanding and adaptation (social and academic) University administrative procedures, facilities and support Work and career information and advice. The International Student's Guide to UK Education is a comprehensive guide that will help students to develop critical and reflective ability in order to become independent, well-informed and empowered decision makers.


Estonia Culture Smart

Author by : Clare Thomson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bravo Limited
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Description : Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken


Guide To Museums And Cultural Resources On The Web

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Annotated list of links to museum home pages, web galleries and museums, and cultural organizations' web pages.


Iran

Author by : Stuart Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : Culture Smart!
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Description : Helps you to understand local manners, customs and laws of Iran. This guide enables you to learn about daily living, historical perspectives, taboos, business etiquette, and eating and drinking.


The Healthcare Professional S Guide To Clinical Cultural Competence

Author by : Rani Srivastava
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : With a focus on client-centred care, this book provides an introduction to developing cultural competence in the health care setting. A unique presentation covering both theory and practice, the book begins with a strong foundational model for understanding culture. It then introduces general knowledge on culture which can be provided to a variety of settings, and ends with clinical applications illustrating how to apply knowledge and awareness to a variety of populations. With contributions from twelve leading experts, material is drawn from a wide range of health care settings and has strong practical coverage throughout. Unique approach: looks at populations the way health care workers encounter them, not by ethno-cultural/religious labels Multidisciplinary approach to writing reflects a variety of perspectives and direct front-line experience Discussion is broad and inclusive, integrating different perspectives, but also makes visible the different paradigms used to approach the topic Case studies and questions encourage critical thinking and dialogue


Culture Matters Trainer S Guide

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Orchid Growing In New Zealand

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Slovenia Culture Smart

Author by : Jason Blake
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kuperard Pub
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Description : Slovenia seems closer to Austria or Italy than to its Balkan neighbors. The richest of the Slavic nation-states, it has an entirely Western tradition, having belonged in the past to the Roman Empire, the Frankish kingdom, the Holy Roman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Habsburg monarchy, and the First French Empire. After the Second World War it became part of the Republic of Yugoslavia, before declaring independence in 1991. This extraordinary cultural legacy is what sets Slovenia apart, matched by an amazingly varied topography packed into a small area. Traveling toward the coast, you see changes in the landscape and in the architecture. This reflects both the natural and the historical variety: the Venetians built their buildings one way, the Austrians another. Slovenia’s natural beauty is astonishing. Legend relates that when God was allotting nature’s bounty, he forgot Slovenia. His last-minute solution was to take bits of the best from other places: gorgeous Alpine ranges, the less craggy Pohorje mountains, the Pannonian plain stretching toward Hungary, hill after hill rolling southward into the horizon, the unique karst landscape, rivers aplenty, and a few miles of Adriatic coastline. Never having had a glorious unified kingdom in the past, Slovenians identify themselves not by blood or history but by their language, which differs from the other languages of the ex-Yugoslavia. The older generation is fluent in Serbo-Croatian, which helps for politics and trade, but has little of its historical baggage, and the country has geo-political importance as a politically stable stepping stone to the Balkans. As far as nationhood goes, Slovenia’s golden age is now. There is a sense of change in the country—mostly for the better, and not the dull stampede toward materialism that one sees in some other former Eastern bloc countries. As a tourist destination Slovenia has it all, from medieval ruined monasteries to whitewater rafting. The people of this lovely land are genuinely glad that others are “discovering” their country. There are no real language problems; the younger people all speak English. Moreover, membership of the EU means that this is a country in transition. Culture Smart! Slovenia will introduce you to the inner world of this moderate, orderly, and conservative people who have emerged into the post-Communist world hungry for change.


Afghanistan Culture Smart Card

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Roman Baetica Route

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Turkey

Author by : Martha Kneib
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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