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Table Of Contents

The Rule of Law
The Ideal of Compromise
Politics Apart
What Foreigners Notice
The Changing Family
Raising Children
Suggestions for Foreign Visitors
Guiding Ideals
Social Forces Affecting American Education
Issues Facing American Schools
Advantages and Disadvantages
The General Context
Religion and Individual Americans
Exceptions
What Is American about the American Media?
Americans’ Views of Their Media
Misconceptions the Media Promote
Meeting New People
The American Concept of Friendship
Relationships Prescribed by Roles
Courtesy, Schedules, Gifts
What Foreign Visitors See
How Americans View Race and Ethnic Relations
Austin, Texas: A Case Study
Influences on Male-Female Relationships
Male-Female Relationships in Various Settings
Sports
Recreation
General Information
Traffic Laws
Attitudes about Driving
Advertising
Pricing
Customer-Clerk Relationships
Sales Tactics
Procedures for Returning and Exchanging
Private Sales
Precautions for Shoppers from Abroad
The Basics
Variations
Other Issues Concerning Hygiene
Misconceptions
Characteristics of U.S Organizations
Suggestions for Dealing with U.S. Organizations
Rules for Behavior in Public Places
Communication Behaviors
Student-Student Relationships
Student-Professor Relationships
Roommate Relationships
Plagiarism
Suggestions for Foreign Students
Doing Business in the United States
The Global Economy
Expectations
Personality Characteristics
Traits and Situations
Culture Shock and Stages of Adjustment
D-I-E
Ask Questions
Learn and Practice Local English
Take Field Trips
Talk with Experienced Foreigners
Keep a Journal
Learn the Names of Local and Institutional VIPs
Read, Reflect
View Yourself as a Teacher
Conclusion
Bibliography
About the Author
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American Ways - A Guide for Foreigners in the United States

American Ways - A Guide for Foreigners in the United States

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