A Beginner s Guide to the Deep Culture Experience proposes a deep culture journey, encouraging travelers to pursue a meaningful cross-cultural experience.
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.
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
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
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.