Exploring Culture: Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures
A unique training book containing over 100 culture awareness exercises, dialogues, stories incidents and simulations that bring to life Geert Hofstede's five dimensions of culture. These dimensions are* power distance, collectivism versus individualism, femininity versus masculinity, uncertainly avoidance, and long-term...
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A unique training book containing over 100 culture awareness exercises, dialogues, stories incidents and simulations that bring to life Geert Hofstede's five dimensions of culture. These dimensions are* power distance, collectivism versus individualism, femininity versus masculinity, uncertainly avoidance, and long-term versus short-term orientation. Exploring Culture also contains new material on Geert Hofstede's cultural dimensions and the synthetic cultures. An excellent partner to Hofstede's popular Cultures & Organizations.
'Exploring Culture' contains more than one hundred culture-awareness exercises, dialogues, stories, incidents and simulations.
This text is designed as a practical guide for cross-cultural trainers, educators, and students. Based in Geert Hofstede's (Tilburg U., Netherlands) work on national culture, the guide introduces Hofstede's "synthetic culture profiles," and links culture theory and learning practice through the synthetic cultures, stories and exercises. Readers will learn the three-part process of building awareness, knowledge, and skills to facilitate effective intercultural communication. The text can be used by students for self-study, or by educators and trainers in group settings. Gert Jan Hofstede, son of Geert Hofstede, is with Wageningen U., the Netherlands; Pedersen is with Syracuse U.'s School of Education. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Elizabeth MacKinlay, an Anglican priest, is Director of the Centre for Aging and Pastoral Studies in Canberra, Australia, and Chair of the Australian Capital Territory Ministerial Advisory Council on Aging. She is Associate Professor at the Charles Sturt University School of Theology. She won the 2006 Australasian Journal on Aging (AJA) Book Award for Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.