Culture Shock U. S. A.

ISBN-10: 1558680551
ISBN-13: 9781558680555
Edition: N/A
Authors: Esther Wanning
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 5.37" wide x 7.89" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
American Values
Equality
Future outlook
Future shock
Independence
Authority
Land of the too-free
The Puritan tradition
Efficiency: Time is money
Time waits for no man
The no-status society
Discontent
The status seekers
Conformity
The contradictions
American Origins
Choice grain
The Declaration of Independence
The United States Constitution
States' rights
One creed/one nation
But some weren't so equal
Black Americans
Homosexuals
The rise of the USA
The Vietnam War
The Sixties
End of an era?
September 11, 2001
Varieties of American Life
Regional differences
Accents
Food
Ethnic groups
Americanisation
How to Tell an American
The famous friendliness
Friendly--not friends
Emotions
Touching
Talking
Etiquette
Politeness
Extremes
Taboos
The casual life
Relaxed? No
The well-planned life
Self-improvement
Modes of repair
Therapists
Prozac and Ritalin
Exercise
Dieting
The youth cult
Forever young
Good works
The Family
Marriage
The couple
Living together
Blended families
Housework
Babies
Single parents
Daycare
Babysitters
Bringing up children
Self-discovery
The spoiled child
The Re-invention of discipline
Television
Teenagers
Sex
Drugs
The foreigners' despair
The young adult
Moving out
Just the cash, please
Any roof but the kids'
Pets
Friends as family
Daily Life
Food
Dining out
Drinking
Table manners
Freedom from dirt
Smoking
Driving
Hazards
Medical care
God and Country
In God we trust
The Christian majority
Sectarianism
"Born again"
Darwin or Adam?
Abortion
Charities
The flag
Education
The educational prescription
Problems
Educational philosophy
School structure
Student life
The ever-blowing winds of change
Teacher respect
School choices
Beating the system
Or escaping
Universities
Graduate schools
The classroom
The licensing of America
Adult education
Friends
The rules
Best friends
Privacy
Big trouble
Neighbours
Moving on
Meeting and greeting
Couples in love
Friend or boyfriend?
What do I call you?
Nicknames
Conversation
Safe and unsafe subjects
Bluntness and tact
Criticism
Style of talk
Talking about me
Gestures
Telephoning
Social Life
Entertaining
Recreation
Holidays
Special occasions
Banquets
Gifts
The American Woman
Superwomen
The foreign man/the American woman
The American Home
The American Home
Doing Business in America
Doing business with Americans
Cultural Quiz
Do's and Don'ts Appendix
Glossary
Calendar of Holidays
Resource Guide
Further Reading
The Author
Index

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