Culture Shock! Germany A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

ISBN-10: 1558689303

ISBN-13: 9781558689305

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Richard Lord

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 318
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Dedication
Map of Germany
First Impressions
Why Come to Germany?
The Maligned Mecca
Overview of Land and History
The German Landscape: Physical Dimension and Regionalisms
History
German Characteristics
The Legacy of History
Values
Drugs
Religion
Law and Order
Fitting Into Germany
The Auslander Problem
What is a German?
The German Way of Multiculturalism
Finding Your Place Amongst Germans
Experiencing German Society
Surviving the Initial Shocks
Public Selves, Private Selves
The Home-The Great Sanctuary
Hosting
Learning the Customs
Why it's All Worth it
Settling In
Housing-The Rental Market
Utilities
Dealing with Banks
Domestic Help
Shopping
Know Your Euro
Health
Family Matters
Teenagers
Non-working Spouses
Pets
Transportation
Food and Entertaining
Traditional German Fare
Carnivores Galore
Vegetables
Regional Dishes
Baked Goods
The Structure of German Meals
Eating Rituals
Drinks
Enjoying Germany
German Vacation Time
Leisure Activities
The Kneipen Culture
Strassenfeste
The Media
The Arts
Learning the Language
Good News and Bad News
How To Learn The Language
Names and Titles
Doing Business in Germany
A Positive Work Environment
The Work Ethic
The Basics of the German Economy
Applying for Jobs
Service(?) Industries
The German Business Character
German Corporate/Business Structure
Women in the Working World
Starting A Business
The Role of Banks
Going Along With the System
Cracking The Market
A Most Taxing Problem
Tussles With Brussels
DeutschMark, Adieu!
A German Business Do-It-Yourself
Fast Facts
About the Country
Name Dropping
Major Topics of Conversation
Culture Quiz
Do's and Don'ts
Glossary
Resource Guide
Further Reading
About the Author
Index
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