A Beginner's Guide to the Deep Culture Experience: Beneath the Surface (Paperback)

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A Beginner's Guide to the Deep Culture Experience: Beneath the Surface (Paperback)


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Experience culture beneath the surface

When we leave and travel abroad, for pleasure or for business, we make a choice: to have a superficial "airport experience" at our destination, or to appreciate the hidden culture beneath the surface. A Beginner's Guide to the Deep Culture Experience proposes a deep culture journey, encouraging travelers to pursue a meaningful cross-cultural experience.

Sharing anthropologist Edward Hall's conviction that becoming aware of our unconscious cultural programming is a transcendental challenge facing us all, author Joseph Shaules shows how the "deep culture experience" can teach us about ourselves. This practical book is an accessible introduction to intercultural communication without buzz words, theory or abstraction. If you travel internationally for work or simply enjoy the diverse cultures of the world, read this inspirational book before your next trip.
Joseph Shaules, PhD, has worked in intercultural education in Japan, Mexico, and Europe for more than twenty-five years. He is the director of the Japan Intercultural Institute (JII) and teaches at the Rikkyo College of Business and the Keio University International Center. Shaules is a co-presenter on the NHK Television program "Nyuusu de Eikaiwa." He is also the Japan specialist for a consulting and training company based in Germany. He is the author of several books including A Beginner's Guide to the Deep Culture Experience. He lives in Tokyo.
Product Details ISBN: 9780984247103
ISBN-10: 0984247106
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
Publication Date: August 12th, 2010
Pages: 228
Language: English
Beyond shedding fresh light on intercultural perspectives, A Beginner's Guide to the Deep Culture Experience is a profound search for what makes us human. A highly recommended read for anyone wanting to learn more about the patterns of meaning that move us on cultural and individual levels.

This is a beautiful book-thoughtful, insightful, personal, practical. A perfect companion for the serious traveler, student abroad or expatriate traveling on the deepest cultural journey.—John Condon, Regents' Professor of Communication, University of New Mexico; author of With Respect to the Japanese

Indispensable to those seeking to dig beneath the surface to find out why people in other countries behave as they do. Nobody does this sort of thing as well as Joseph Shaules.—Robert Whiting, author of Tokyo Underworld