Whether you're a businessperson beginning to work in the United States or a foreign student visiting for a semester, this new edition of American Ways will help you navigate America's diverse and changing culture. From the deep-seated attitudes that mark the American character to customs and everyday activities, American Ways explores the tapestry of the country's life, providing invaluable information on cultural values, politics, education, religion, and relationships.
In this revised edition, Gary Althen and Janet Bennett have added material that reflects some of the important changes that have occurred over the last decade. This edition features new material on American politics, reflecting the impact of the Bush administration as well as the election of the nation's first black president, and an updated chapter on the effects of social networking sites on meeting people and creating friendships.
This new edition is a primary starting point for students and professionals to begin their explorations of American culture. Readable and accessible, with new examples and recommendations for visitors, the text is even more amenable to the needs of anyone interacting with Americans and American culture. - Kimberley Brown, Professor, Applied Linguistics and International Studies, Portland State University
Advice [for] foreign visitors to the U.S. that is intended to help them understand the motivations, attitudes, communication styles and actions of Americans. - Book News