Understanding global cultures : metaphorical journeys through 34 nations, clusters of nations, continents, and diversity / Martin J. Gannon, Rajnandini Pillai.  (Text) (Text)

Gannon, Martin J
Pillai, Rajnandini
Call no.: GN345.7 .G36 2016Publication: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, c2016Edition: 6th edDescription: xxviii, 646 pISBN: 9781483340074 (pbk.); 1483340074 (pbk.)Subject(s): Cross-cultural studiesCross-cultural orientationNational characteristicsLOC classification: GN345.7 | .G36 2016
Contents:Preface: understanding cultures in depth -- Introduction -- Understanding cultural metaphors -- Authority-ranking cultures -- The Thai kingdom -- The Japanese garden -- Bedouin jewelry and Saudi Arabia -- Đòn Gánh: the two sides of Vietnam -- Kimchi and Korea -- Scandinavian egalitarian cultures -- The Swedish stuga -- The Finnish sauna -- The Danish Christmas luncheon -- Other egalitarian cultures -- The German symphony -- Irish conversations -- The Canadian backpack and flag -- Australian outdoor recreational activities -- French wine -- Market-pricing cultures -- American football -- The traditional British house -- Cleft national cultures -- The Malaysian balik kampung -- The Israeli kibbutzim and moshavim -- The Italian opera -- Belgian lace -- Torn national cultures -- The Mexican fiesta -- The Turkish coffeehouse -- The base culture and its diffusion across borders (clusters of nations): the example of China -- China's great wall and cross-cultural paradox -- The Chinese family altar: the expatriate Chinese outside of China -- The Singapore hawker centers -- India: tradition, modernity, and diversity -- India: the dance of Shiva -- India: a kaleidoscope of diversity -- An African perspective -- The Nigerian marketplace -- South African townships -- The Sub-Saharan African bush taxi -- The struggle for cultural identity and the splintering of nations: the case of the Russian empire -- Russian ballet -- Estonian singing -- The Polish village church -- Same metaphor, different meanings -- The Spanish bullfight -- The Portuguese bullfight -- Popular music as cultural metaphors -- The Brazilian samba -- The Argentine tango -- Overlapping cultural metaphors for geographically related nations -- Cultural metaphors for the Caribbean.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface: understanding cultures in depth -- Introduction -- Understanding cultural metaphors -- Authority-ranking cultures -- The Thai kingdom -- The Japanese garden -- Bedouin jewelry and Saudi Arabia -- Đòn Gánh: the two sides of Vietnam -- Kimchi and Korea -- Scandinavian egalitarian cultures -- The Swedish stuga -- The Finnish sauna -- The Danish Christmas luncheon -- Other egalitarian cultures -- The German symphony -- Irish conversations -- The Canadian backpack and flag -- Australian outdoor recreational activities -- French wine -- Market-pricing cultures -- American football -- The traditional British house -- Cleft national cultures -- The Malaysian balik kampung -- The Israeli kibbutzim and moshavim -- The Italian opera -- Belgian lace -- Torn national cultures -- The Mexican fiesta -- The Turkish coffeehouse -- The base culture and its diffusion across borders (clusters of nations): the example of China -- China's great wall and cross-cultural paradox -- The Chinese family altar: the expatriate Chinese outside of China -- The Singapore hawker centers -- India: tradition, modernity, and diversity -- India: the dance of Shiva -- India: a kaleidoscope of diversity -- An African perspective -- The Nigerian marketplace -- South African townships -- The Sub-Saharan African bush taxi -- The struggle for cultural identity and the splintering of nations: the case of the Russian empire -- Russian ballet -- Estonian singing -- The Polish village church -- Same metaphor, different meanings -- The Spanish bullfight -- The Portuguese bullfight -- Popular music as cultural metaphors -- The Brazilian samba -- The Argentine tango -- Overlapping cultural metaphors for geographically related nations -- Cultural metaphors for the Caribbean.

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