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Yin and Yang of American Culture

Paperback|Jun 2001
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Is American culture the new global culture? There is no easy answer to this question, according to author Eun Kim. She traveled frequently to her native Korea and elsewhere in Asia in the 1990s, listening to what people had to...


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Is American culture the new global culture? There is no easy answer to this question, according to author Eun Kim. She traveled frequently to her native Korea and elsewhere in Asia in the 1990s, listening to what people had to say about American culture, much of it negative. But like it or not, most of those she spoke with also realized that American culture has been seeping into their lives, and that their perceptions of the U.S. are formed largely from media portrayals and brief interactions with Americans. Nobody, she says, can deny that American values are in trouble. American virtues have played a vital role in making the country great, but just as surely, its vices may cause its decline. Reminiscent of de Tocqueville's perspective on nineteenth century America, Kim's book takes an Eastern view of our culture and places it in the context of Asian value sets. Based on her decades of conversations and interactions with Americans and Asians, Kim presents American virtues and vices f
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 213722
  • Product Code 1877864854
  • EAN 9781877864858
  • Pages 228
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Intercultural Press
  • Publication Date Jun 2001
  • Dimensions 214 x 140 x 18mm
  • Weight 0.310kg
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