By Edward C. Stewart, Milton J. Bennett
This research of yank behavioural and suggestion styles analyzes Americans' perceptual strategies and the way they distinction with the methods of taking into account different cultures. The textual content covers language and non-verbal behaviour and breaks down cultural styles into 4 dimensions: kind of task, type of social family, belief of the realm, and notion of the self. This research is helping the reader study the cultural dimensions of communique and their implications for cross-cultural interplay.
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EPUB eISBN: 9781590177877
Book via: Sanford Friedman
Afterword through: Peter Cameron
Original ebook: 1961
Electronic book: 2014
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He wanted to consider concrete instances to which to apply his theories and to avoid adopting the general principles of the Americans which he considered vague anticipations of the future. He judged that the Americans were concerned with uncertain generalities which might not come about, that their thinking was unclear, and that their use of language was confusing. For their part, the Americans judged the Englishman to be obnoxious, antagonistic, and disruptive to the harmonious working of the group.
Achilles and Ulysses did not weigh alternatives and reach decisions, since there was no personal agency to make choices. Instead, victory or defeat, life or death, were determined by the balance of Zeus and by the intervention of fate in the form of gods and goddesses (see Snell, 1 -18). The change in paradigm, which connected the external world to the processes of deep thought, was captured by Aeschylus in his earliest surviving play, The Suppliant Maidens. (Smyth 1956, 45). 24 AMERICAN CULTURAL PATTERNS Thus was the new paradigm given timeless expression.
The Americans in this example were exhibiting a characteristic pattern of thinking which is inductive and operational. Heavy emphasis is placed on efficiency but little attention is paid to the overall framework in which one's actions take place. Future projections are made and criteria for measuring success considered, but they are generally embodied in operational principles involving benefit ratios, profit margins, and the like. In this case, they were agreeing on policies based on a rational response to objective facts which they interpreted according to a set of predetermined operating principles.