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There's a Word for It in Mexico

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This guide, for anyone with an interest in Mexico, provides insight into the country and its people through a study of over 130 key words in their language. A thematic index groups the entries into key cultural and business concepts.'
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published August 11th 1998)
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Dale
Oct 18, 2014 Dale rated it really liked it
Flawed but extremely useful

I read this book the way it was not intended to be read - straight through, rather than using it like a dictionary. It can get a bit repetitive as the author tries to fully explain how Mexico's history has caused their culture to react certain ways and to see things as they do. I must have read the sordid history of the Conquest of Mexico and its exploitation by both Church and Spain 25 times.

The cultural elements are well-explained, very informative and usually well-w
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Ann Santori
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There are a few cringe-worthy moments of apology/moral relativism re: women's issues, but overall this is an accessible reference volume with a nice balance of history and contemporary culture.
Erica
Oct 24, 2008 Erica rated it really liked it
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Written particularly for the male businessman, this book provides very interesting insight into Mexican culture by demonstrating how the history and culture of Mexico can be understood through the language. Interesting comparisons of U.S., Mexican and Japanese cultures.
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There are a few cringe-worthy moments of apology/moral relativism re: women's issues, but overall this is an accessible reference volume with a nice balance of history and contemporary culture.
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Practical historical and cultural advice for anyone who wants of needs to understand and navigate relations with Mexicans.
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Sep 04, 2012 Brian rated it really liked it
A lot of this I already knew but for someone not raised in the Mexican culture, this is very informative.
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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, Korea and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, journalist, editor and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo, and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (in 1953), now Thunderbird School of Global Management, in G ...more
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