French or Foe? Getting the Most Out of Visiting, Living and Working in France

ISBN-10: 0964668424

ISBN-13: 9780964668423

Edition: 2003

Authors: Polly Platt

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Culture Crossings Limited
Publication date: 5/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface to the Third Editionp. 5
Acknowledgementsp. 7
Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 13
Starting Off on the Right Foot
Six Codes: Rudeness is in the Eye of the Beholderp. 23
French Space: Private, Public and Workingp. 37
French Time: "Why Does Everything Take so Long?"p. 47
The French Way in Public
Street Strangers and Neighborhood Tradespeople: The Good News and the Bad Newsp. 59
Misery in the Big Stores: Your Weapons and How to Handle themp. 71
Blame Paranoia: Truth and Consequencesp. 83
You and the Bureaucracy: The Systeme Dp. 91
French Context: the Formation of Frenchness
History Matters: What Was, Isp. 101
The Family: Rules, Closeness and the Esprit Critiquep. 125
School Days: the Survival of the Smartestp. 135
The Grandes Ecoles: the Selection of the Elitep. 143
The Music of Their Tongue: a Passion or a Religion?p. 153
Plaisir: Flirting, Food, Language and Lovep. 165
Two Dinner Parties: Food, Style and Protocol--Back to Versaillesp. 173
Office Life
The Logic of French Management: Why the Thunderbolts are Comingp. 201
Tricky Wickets: Foreigners' Complaints and French Executives' Suggestionsp. 209
Executive Roundup: Reflections From Six Multicultural U.S. Veteransp. 229
The Other Side of the Mirror
How the French See the U.S.p. 239
Coda: Marvels for 16 Headachesp. 255
Dog Dirt
Customer Service
Peeing in Public
Getting Information
Not Being Introduced in Public
Making Friends
Coda II: Vignettes of Recent France
Business Life 2003p. 273
French Exceptions 1998-2003p. 280
Jean-Marie Messier
Workers' Paradise
Sentinels of Road Deaths
Dog poop
Paris: a Seaside Resort
French Cuisine and Exceptional Chefs
Fates of Exceptional Stars
French Exception Triumphs
Indexp. 289
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