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Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 29 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity

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The authors present the cultural metaphor as a method for understanding the cultural mind-sets of individual nations, clusters of nations, and even continents. It highlights religious and ethnic diversity throughout.
Paperback, 634 pages
Published May 4th 2009 by Sage Publications (CA) (first published 2009)
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Iris
Jun 22, 2012 Iris rated it it was amazing
This book goes to a deeper level than Kiss, Bow, Or Shake Hands.
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The use of metaphors can be powerful in understanding cultures. Though I found the metaphors reaching and often stereotypical, the methodology works. Particularly useful if one has no real interaction with the cultures covered, but only as a foundational block to build from. The author was not overly concerned with mental modeling mitigation which is why I felt that earlier works by Marvin Harris were better primers, albeit fewer cultures covered, for the initiate armchair cultural ...more
Laura Duque perez
Jun 22, 2016 Laura Duque perez rated it liked it
I started this book in my university but didnt finish it back then, Ive been interested in Asia and Europe recently so I decided to take this book and read about the nations I was more into and curious to get to know their cultures and historical background.

Its a good read, not a light book but definetly worth it if you are interested in International Relations.

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