Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society

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Your friend's mother-in-law is visiting from Korea. When greeting her, do you bow, shake hands, or kiss her on both cheeks?

The meeting with his international customers is going well for the corporate president—until he gives the thumbs-up sign. Why?

You welcome your new neighbors with a bouquet of your prize-winning daffodils. Yet, your beautiful yellow blossoms are met with looks of shock and horror. Why?

Discover the answers in this incisive guide to etiquette for today's multicultural society. This informative and entertaining book gives you the understanding you need, the perfect words to say, and the correct behavior to use in a wide range of cross-cultural situations:

  • The do's and don'ts of successful business and social interaction with people from different cultures
  • Appropriate etiquette involving body language, food, child rearing, clothing, word choices, colors, entertaining, romance, and gift giving
  • Detailed tips on avoiding embarrassment at work, in the classroom, at meals, and at weddings and funerals
  • Important rules and traditions in Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant churches; in Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform synagogues; in Buddhist and Hindu temples; and more

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The "Multicultural Manners" columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Dresser has written a lively and entertaining guide on the etiquette necessary for effective and comfortable cross-cultural exchange. She addresses multicultural manners relating to food, time, body language, male/female relations and verbal expressions using a wide range of situations. Hundreds of amusing, first-hand accounts of cultural gaffes illustrate how cultural miscues happen and how they can be avoided.

About the Author:

Norine Dresser writes the "Multicultural Manners" column for the Los Angeles Times. A folklorist and educator, Ms. Dresser taught in the English and American Studies Department of California State University, Los Angeles. She is an active member of the California Folklore Society.

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ISBN 10:  0471118192 ISBN 13:  9780471118190
Publisher: Wiley, 1996