American Cultural Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Perspective by Edward C. Stewart, Milton J. Bennett

By Edward C. Stewart, Milton J. Bennett

A significantly accelerated research of the 1972 vintage through Edward Stewart, Stewart and Bennett introduce new cross-cultural comparisons drawn from contemporary study on price platforms, notion psychology, cultural anthropology, and intercultural verbal exchange. American cultural characteristics are remoted out, analyzed, and in comparison with parallel features of alternative cultures to find implications for cross-cultural interaction.


This examine of yank behavioural and notion styles analyzes Americans' perceptual methods and the way they distinction with the methods of deliberating different cultures. The textual content covers language and non-verbal behaviour and breaks down cultural styles into 4 dimensions: type of task, kind of social kin, belief of the realm, and conception 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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