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Understanding Global Cultures : Metaphorical Journeys Through 31 Nations, Clusters of Nations, ...

ISBN: 9781412995931 | 1412995930
Edition: 5th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub. Date: 3/22/2012

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In Understanding Global Cultures, Fifth Edition, authors Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini Pillai present the cultural metaphor-any activity, phenomenon, or institution with which the members of a given culture identify emotionally or cognitively-as a method for understanding the cultural mindsets of individual nations, clusters of nations, and even continents. The book shows how metaphors are guidelines to help outsiders quickly understand what members of a culture consider important. The fully updated Fifth Edition includes 31 nation-specific chapters, including a new Part XI on popular music as cultural metaphors, two completely new chapters on Vietnam and Argentina, revisions to all retained chapters, and a more explicit linkage between each cultural metaphor and current economic and business developments in each nation.


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