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The Art Of Crossing Cultures

Author : Craig Storti
ISBN : 9781473644168
Genre : Business & Economics
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Adjusting to a new culture and getting along with the local people challenge everyone who lives and works abroad. Whether in business, diplomacy, education, or as a long-term visitor abroad, anyone can be blind-sided by a lack of international knowledge and experience and be caught at a disadvantage. In this completely revised and expanded edition of the classic The Art of Crossing Cultures, Craig Storti shows what it takes to encounter a new culture head-on an succeed. This one-of-a-kind guidebook to bridging the cultural divide - with more than 50,000 copies sold worldwide - incorporates a stellar sampling of the writings of some of the world's greatest writers, poets and observers of the human condition. Through the vivid perceptions and words of such literary legends as Noel Coward, Graham Greene, Rudyard Kipling, E. M. Forster, Mark Twain, Evelyn Waugh, and others, Storti paints an intimate portrait of the personal challenges of adjusting to another culture: anticipating differences, managing the temptation to withdraw, and gradually adjusting expectations of behaviour to fit reality. This timely new edition focuses special attention on how to deal with country and culture shock and includes many new examples of cross-cultural misunderstandings - particularly in business. Storti breaks new ground with his easy-to-understand model of cultural adjustment and tips on how to master the process and develop adaptive strategies - the heart of the cross-cultural experience.
Category: Business & Economics

The Art Of Crossing Cultures

Author : Craig Storti
ISBN : 0933662858
Genre : Psychology
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Craig Storti has broken new ground. While focusing on the basic psychological processes involved in encountering a foreign culture and adapting to it, he takes the next and very difficult step of suggesting a model for encountering the culture straight-on, managing the temptation to withdraw, and gradually adjusting expectations of behavior to fit the reality of the culture. To provide illustrations for his model, Storti uses a superb sampling of excerpts from literature by writers such as Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, E. M. Forster, Mary Renault, Philip Glazebrook, Horace Walpole and Noel Coward.
Category: Psychology

Crossing Cultures

Author : Sylvia Kleinert
ISBN : MINN:31951D02650933O
Genre : Aboriginal Australians
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Crossing Cultures is an exciting demonstration of the quality of new research being undertaken in Canberra and Darwin. Covering seemingly diverse topics in Art, Society, Material Culture, Indigenous Issues and History, the volume brings together scholars who are concerned to understand and communicate the ways in which people of the Australian region represent their worlds and engage with them.The result of a conference held in Darwin, this group of papers displays the work of young and not so young writers whose enthusiasm and freshness shine through what are often quite complex inter-cultural encounters. The representation of ?The Other? in our writing is an ongoing issue for those working in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This volume reveals the extent to which these contemporary writers are sensitive to the problem of recounting the lives of others in a manner that makes them comprehensible without reducing their integrity. These current and recently past post-graduate students succeed admirably in their task and their studies are clear and informative as well as imaginative.The breadth and vitality of this collection will undoubtedly convince readers that cross- cultural research is very much alive in Australia and that it continues to produce high quality outcomes that enrich our understanding.Crossing Cultures is a valuable addition to the literature for all those interested in analysing both contemporary and historical cultural processes.
Category: Aboriginal Australians

Using Art Therapy With Diverse Populations

Author : Sangeeta Prasad
ISBN : 9780857006943
Genre : Psychology
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Whether working in urban areas with high levels of cultural diversity, providing art therapy to 'unique' populations such as prisoners or asylums seekers, or introducing art therapy programs to parts of the world in which it is not yet established, it is essential that therapists understand the importance of practicing in a culturally sensitive manner. This comprehensive book considers how culture impacts the practice of art therapy in a variety of settings. With contributions from experienced art therapists who have worked in diverse environments, this book attempts to understand and highlight the specific cultural, subcultural and ethnic influences that inform art therapy treatment. It addresses variable factors including setting, population, environment and ability, and how they influence art therapy approaches. It also considers how cultural differences can impact physical art making through choices of color, symbol and metaphor. Each chapter provides a framework showing how art therapy techniques have been used in order to successfully work with distinct populations. This book will provide practitioners with ideas for how to adapt art therapy training and approaches to suit the setting and meet the needs of a vast range of populations. Full of informative case studies, this book will be invaluable reading for art therapists and students of art therapy.
Category: Psychology

Crossing Cultures

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ISBN : 0731528298
Genre : Art, Aboriginal Australian
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Crossing Cultures

Author : Hood Museum of Art
ISBN : 094472244X
Genre : Art
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New scholarship on a world-caliber museum collection of Aboriginal Australian art
Category: Art

Crossing Cultures

Author : Jaynie Anderson
ISBN : 0522857108
Genre : Art
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Crossing cultures: conflict, migration and convergence:conference papers of the 32nd Congress of the InternationalCommittee of the History of Art.
Category: Art

Cross Cultural Dialogues

Author : Craig Storti
ISBN : 1877864285
Genre : Social Science
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Culture affects everything we do: the simplest phrase can be so steeped in cultural context that even seemingly innocent exchanges between people are loaded with cultural differences waiting to expand into misunderstanding and tension. In response, Cross-Cultural Dialogues: 74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference offers a collection of 74 brief conversations between an American and people from other cultures, spanning nearly every major region of the world. Each dialogue is categorized as a social, workplace or business interaction and contains at least one breach of cultural norms, which the reader is then challenged to address. Even the most careful reader will be caught off guard by some of the dialogues' hidden subtleties. Storti is meticulous in his analysis of each dialogue, pinpointing not only the moment when the interaction goes wrong, but also identifying the cultural reasons behind each participant's point of view. Whether training others or adding to your own cultural awareness, Cross Cultural Dialogues is an excellent resource, encouraging readers to engage in the world and increase their multicultural understanding.
Category: Social Science

Understanding The World S Cultures

Author : Craig Storti
ISBN : 9781473643741
Genre : Social Science
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Here is the ultimate, self-instructional cross-cultural training manual. Craig Storti, author of The Art of Crossing Cultures, The Art of Coming Home, Incident at Bitter Creek and Cross-Cultural Dialogues, brings his wealth of knowledge and his creative mind to this exceptional new resource. Figuring Foreigners Out is designed for anyone who wants to help in "figuring out" the behavior of someone from another culture. Educators, trainers and individuals will profit from this user-friendly workbook. readers can work through exercises which are vintage Storti - on their own, or in a training group. Concepts at the heart of intercultural communication are addressed in a step-by-step manner and include individualism and collectivism, monochronic and polychronic concepts of time, verbal and nonverbal communication styles and power distance relationships in the workplace. Storti uses cross-cultural dialogues as a sort of pre- and post-test for many of the ideas he introduces - inviting readers to return to them after completing the exercises to analyze them in light of what they have learned. Storti ends with a definition of four stages of cultural awareness - unconscious incompetence, concious incompetence, conscious competence and unconcious competence - and invites readers to assess their level of awareness after working through the activities. Readers will find themselves better able to incorporate new attitudes and behaviors into their dealings with people who view the world from a different perspective. Throughout, Storti uses literary quotations to enrich his text. This is one of the few books that individuals can work through and, without the aid of a structured training program, effectively prepare themselves for dealing with cultural differences they encounter. Yet it is also ideal as a training text. It should be high-priority reading for anyone who may come into contact with people from foreign cultures whether overseas (corporate expatriates, study abroad participants, volunteers, missionaries, military personnel) or at home in multicultural settings (the workplace, school and other social or organizational contexts). Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this book is its universality - it is neither overtly nor implicitly oriented to one culture and therefore can be used by anyone interested in understanding people who are culturally different from themselves.
Category: Social Science

Crossing Cultural Borders

Author : Charles M. Butter
ISBN : 145152613X
Genre : Art
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CROSSING CULTURAL BORDERS UNIVERSALS IN ART AND THEIR BIOLOGICAL ROOTS is a book written for art lovers. It describes how artists from prehistoric to modern times have exploited brain systems that evolved for survival to create art that viewers around the world admire today. This neuroesthetic approach to art offers new insights into several universal aspects of art and suggests new solutions to old puzzles, for example: Why is balance around the center pleasing? How do viewers recognize movement, emotional states and intentions in persons depicted in art? Why is 'variety in unity' (diversity of colors and forms organized in patterns) a universal principle in decorative art? How do artists use their visual memory and mental imagery in creating art? This book includes 52 works of art from cultures around the world and from prehistoric to modern times.
Category: Art

The Ashmolean Museum

Author : Ashmolean Museum
ISBN : 1854442899
Genre : Art
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"The Ashmolean opened its doors on 21 May 1683, making it Britain's first public museum. It now ranks as one of the world's great collections of art and archaeology with an extraordinary range of objects from prehistory to the present day spanning Antiquities, Western and Eastern Art, Coins and Casts. This is the most comprehensive introduction ever published to the riches of the Ashmolean. Over 400 key objects are discussed and illustrated, while an accompanying essay explores the Museum's fascinating history." -- Backcover.
Category: Art

Figuring Foreigners Out

Author : Craig Storti
ISBN : 9781877864704
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Can a single book prepare you to cope with cultural differences around the world? Figuring Foreigners Out: A Practical Guide can with its self-training approach! Craig Storti, author of The Art of Crossing Cultures and The Art of Coming Home,Figuring Foreigners Out is one of the few books that individuals can work through and, without the aid of a structured training program, effectively prepare for dealing with cultural differences. It is high-priority reading for anyone working with foreign cultures overseas (expatriates, diplomats, study abroad students, volunteers, missionaries or military personnal) or at home (at work, school or in the community).
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cross Cultural Issues In Art

Author : Steven Leuthold
ISBN : 9781136854552
Genre : Art
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This book provides an engaging introduction to aesthetic concepts, expanding the discussion beyond the usual Western theorists and Western examples.
Category: Art

Andr Fu

Author : Catherine Shaw
ISBN : 0500022844
Genre : Architecture
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A monograph on André Fu, one of the world's leading interior architects and designers, collecting his major projects.
Category: Architecture

Crossing Cultures

Author : Thomas MacPherson
ISBN : 1942341334
Genre : Italian Americans
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Crossing Cultures by visual artist Thomas MacPherson is a graphic narrative spanning generations of two immigrant families: one Sicilian and one Scottish. Unlike most Italian immigrants at the time the author's family settled in small town America and struggled for acceptance while confronted with local prejudices. The book tells stories of hardships faced by a family at the boundaries of Italian and American cultures, and examines the intersection with German and Scottish Americans as the family married out of the circle of Sicilian immigrants. Alongside the story of MacPherson's Sicilian family is the MacPherson's journey to assimilation and establishment of a dominant culture to which the new immigrants had to conform, and a look into the science of DNA and how genetic information brings light to the cultures of the two families. These character studies are a compelling blend of oral history, direct observation, family photographs, original egg tempera and oil portrait paintings, and far-reaching historical events that shaped lives in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Category: Italian Americans

Old World New World

Author : Craig Storti
ISBN : 1877864862
Genre : Political Science
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Storti explores how people from all cultures have different values, beliefs, and ideas of good and evil, morality and immorality.
Category: Political Science

Crossing Cultures

Author : Eugenia Soledad Martinez
ISBN : OCLC:662636237
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ABSTRACT: The Afro-Portuguese ivories--comprised of ornately carved ivory containers for salt (called salt cellars), hunting horns (called oliphants), forks, spoons, and liturgical vessels--were commissioned from artists working on the coast of what is now the country of Sierra Leone in West Africa, by seafaring Portuguese patrons during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. They subsequently resided in some of Europe's most elite private collections where they have been valued for their fine craftsmanship, rare material, and exotic appearance, but often misattributed as Indian or Turkish.

Devotion Desire

Author : Alan Chong
ISBN : UCSD:31822038991329
Genre : Art
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"For thousands of years, the cultures of Asia have traded, interacted, and exchanged artistic ideas. This book presents highlights of cross-cultural Asian art acquired by Singapore's Asian Civilisations Museum between 2009 and 2013. The objects show the migration of religions, the lure of exotic materials and rare techniques, and the creation of new art forms through the blending of traditions. The encounters between cultures and the global networks of trade that have shaped our world are much in evidence in the objects discussed in this volume." -- book cover.
Category: Art

Preparing To Study Abroad

Author : Steven T. Duke
ISBN : 9781579229962
Genre : Education
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Study abroad is a potentially valuable experience in today’s global economy. With proper preparation it can be transformational. It can open you to the appreciation of other cultures; develop the transferable intercultural skills for interacting with people from different backgrounds; and deepen your self-awareness about your values and expectations. It can build confidence as you learn to navigate unfamiliar situations, and help you deal with the ambiguities of life. Study abroad also develops knowledge and insights about our interconnected world that will serve you well whether you choose a career in business, non-profits, education, or government. A recent study by IES Abroad found that many employers value the intercultural skills and personal development that students gain from their travel. Students who had studied abroad reported higher starting salaries and were more likely to have landed a job within six months of graduation than the national average. This book is written for you, as a student who is learning about the world first-hand, and probably traveling abroad for the first time. It addresses the challenges of adapting thinking and behavior as you travel in an unfamiliar environment, of making the most of the opportunities, and of meeting and interacting with the locals. This book is designed to help you prepare for your study abroad experience so you can get the most from it, and gain critical intercultural skills while crossing cultures. It offers strategies for learning about and exploring cultural differences and similarities of the country you will visit; and advice about how to actively observe and participate in the life of the locality in which you will find yourself. Each chapter illustrates key concepts through the personal accounts of students who have "been there, done that.” This book aims to help you with your own personal journey, and to make your study abroad experience as meaningful, rewarding, and insightful as possible.
Category: Education

The Art Of Effective Facilitation

Author : Lisa M. Landreman
ISBN : 9781579229795
Genre : Education
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How can I apply learning and social justice theory to become a better facilitator? Should I prepare differently for workshops around specific identities? How do I effectively respond when things aren’t going as planned? This book is intended for the increasing number of faculty and student affairs administrators – at whatever their level of experience -- who are being are asked to become social justice educators to prepare students to live successfully within, and contribute to, an equitable multicultural society. It will enable facilitators to create programs that go beyond superficial discussion of the issues to fundamentally address the structural and cultural causes of inequity, and provide students with the knowledge and skills to work for a more just society. Beyond theory, design, techniques and advice on practice, the book concludes with a section on supporting student social action. The authors illuminate the art and complexity of facilitation, describe multiple approaches, and discuss the necessary and ongoing reflection process. What sets this book apart is how the authors illustrate these practices through personal narratives of challenges encountered, and by admitting to their struggles and mistakes. They emphasize the need to prepare by taking into account such considerations as the developmental readiness of the participants, and the particular issues and historical context of the campus, before designing and facilitating a social justice training or selecting specific exercises. They pay particular attention to the struggle to teach the goals of social justice education in a language that can be embraced by the general public, and to connect its structural and contextual analyses to real issues inside and outside the classroom. The book is informed by the recognition that “the magic is almost never in the exercise or the handout but, instead, is in the facilitation”; and by the authors’ commitment to help educators identify and analyze dehumanizing processes on their campuses and in society at large, reflect on their own socialization, and engage in proactive strategies to dismantle oppression.
Category: Education