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Title:
The complete idiot's guide to cultural etiqutte
Author:
Turkington, Carol.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxviii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Overview of international etiquette -- North American and South America -- Eastern and western Europe -- Asia and the Pacific Rim -- The middle east.
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ISBN:
9780028633961
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Summary

Summary

An around-the-world guide to the era of cultural protocol. The book is geared to the upsurge of business and holiday travel around the world.


Author Notes

Carol Turkington is a medical writer whose previous books include The Poisons and Antidotes Sourcebook, Skin Deep, and The Brain Encyclopedia. She lives in Morgantown, PA.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Part 1 Overview of International Etiquettep. 1
1 How's Your International "EQ"?p. 3
Parlay-Voo Humma Humma?p. 4
My Cardp. 5
The Eyes Have Itp. 5
A Handshake or a Kiss?p. 5
Bearing Giftsp. 6
Supping and Sippingp. 7
Space Out!p. 7
Gesturesp. 7
Saving Facep. 7
It's No Jokep. 8
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.p. 8
You Want It When?p. 9
You're Wearing That?p. 9
Formality, Please!p. 9
Joe Camel Goes Abroadp. 10
Cash In Your Tipsp. 10
Hotel Safetyp. 13
Travel Healthyp. 15
Travel Safep. 15
Street Smartsp. 17
Workplace Securityp. 18
Terrorist Attack!p. 18
Arrested! What Do I Do?p. 19
2 Officially Speakingp. 21
Royal Addressingp. 21
Royal Etiquettep. 29
Royal Has-Beensp. 30
You Are Excellent!p. 30
3 Hosting International Visitorsp. 31
Bagels and Beerp. 31
Gifts That Keep on Givingp. 33
Be On Timep. 36
Up Close and Personalp. 36
Cover Up!p. 37
Line Up!p. 37
Talk Is Cheapp. 38
Great Job!p. 38
Eyes Up!p. 39
Let a Smile Be Your Umbrellap. 39
Cultural Roundupp. 40
Part 2 North America and South Americap. 41
4 Canadap. 43
Let's Celebratep. 46
Queele Heure a-t-il?p. 47
Cultural Ins and Outsp. 48
"Hi There!"p. 48
Body Talkp. 49
Gesturesp. 49
Canadian Clothesp. 50
Sealed with a Kissp. 50
Bring On the Cadeaux!p. 50
Potage to Nutsp. 51
5 Mexicop. 53
It's All North Americanp. 53
Life Is a Holidayp. 55
On Time, Sometimesp. 56
Socially Speakingp. 56
Hasta la Vista!p. 57
Up Close and Personalp. 58
Senorita Powerp. 59
Suit or Serape?p. 59
Tactful Timep. 60
Artful Negotiationp. 60
To Give or Not To Givep. 60
Entertainment Mexico Stylep. 61
Gazpacho to Nutsp. 61
6 Latin Americap. 63
It's All Americap. 63
Speaking the Lingop. 64
Holiday Timep. 64
Never on Timep. 64
Getting Down to Businessp. 66
Hello, Goodbyep. 67
Group Hug!p. 68
Gestures That Workp. 68
Chivalry Livesp. 69
Stylish but Conservativep. 69
The Art of Conversationp. 69
Small Package, Big Heartp. 70
Zuppa to Nutsp. 71
Part 3 Eastern and Western Europep. 73
7 Belgiump. 75
Chocolates and Beerp. 76
Time for a Breakp. 77
Don't Be Latep. 78
Think Conservativep. 78
How D'You Do?p. 79
Nix on Gesturesp. 80
You've Come a Long Way, Mlle.p. 80
Dress Upp. 81
Don't Get Personalp. 81
Fair and Proudp. 81
To Give or Not To Givep. 81
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?p. 82
Pistou to Nutsp. 82
8 Francep. 85
Ou Est la France?p. 85
Who's In Charge of France?p. 86
Parlez-vous le Francais?p. 86
Faithfully Yoursp. 87
Let's Go On Holidayp. 87
Quelle Heure a-t-il?p. 88
Formality--Oui!p. 89
Doing the Wavep. 91
Men and Womenp. 92
Wear the Bestp. 92
Talk Is Cheapp. 93
Visiting Chez Nousp. 94
Bouillabaisse to Nutsp. 95
9 Germany and Austriap. 99
Stuff You Should Have Learned in Schoolp. 99
Holidays in Germany and Austriap. 101
Be There!p. 101
"Our Kind"p. 102
Auf Wiedersen!p. 102
Stiff and Straightp. 104
German Gesturesp. 104
Gender in Germanyp. 105
Lederhosen, Nien!p. 105
Can We Sprechen?p. 105
Negotiation Auf Deutschep. 106
It Is Better to Givep. 107
Off to the Biergarten!p. 107
Souppe to Nutsp. 108
10 Italyp. 109
Italian Holidaysp. 111
On Time, Pronto!p. 112
What to Expectp. 113
No Pinching, Pleasep. 115
Armani a Armanip. 116
The World's Worst Red Tapep. 116
Presents, Si!p. 117
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?p. 117
Entertainment, Italian stylep. 118
Zuppa to Nutsp. 118
11 Portugalp. 121
Here or There?p. 121
Formerly Lusitaniap. 122
Speaking Portuguesep. 122
Religionp. 123
How to Have Funp. 123
You Be on Time, I'll Be Latep. 124
A Handshake Will Dop. 125
Stiffly and Straightp. 125
Equality: Yes or No?p. 126
Dress Upp. 126
Can We Talk?p. 126
Negotiating Portuguese-Stylep. 127
Hold the Giftsp. 127
Slow and Soulfulp. 127
Home for Dinnerp. 128
Sopas to Nutsp. 128
12 Spainp. 131
Where It's Atp. 131
Cultural Roundupp. 133
Life Is a Holidayp. 133
Laid-Back Spainp. 133
Daily Business Lifep. 134
Shake, Shake, Shakep. 134
Can We Talk?p. 135
Spanish Eyesp. 136
Senorita Freedomsp. 136
Neat and Formalp. 137
Meet the Familyp. 137
Giving a Giftp. 137
Sopa to Nutsp. 138
13 Switzerlandp. 141
Where It's Atp. 141
The Big Emmenthalerp. 142
Four Languages Herep. 142
Religionp. 143
Take a Holidayp. 144
On Time--No Excuses!p. 144
We're Open!p. 144
Greetingp. 145
Give and Takep. 146
Sit Up Straightp. 147
Safe Talkp. 147
Think Elegantp. 148
Giftingp. 148
That's Entertainmentp. 148
In a Swiss Homep. 149
Raclette to Nutsp. 149
14 United Kingdomp. 151
Stuff You Should Have Learned In Schoolp. 151
Vacationsp. 153
Right on Schedulep. 153
The Daily Grindp. 154
Ta, Ta!p. 154
Look, Don't Touchp. 155
Gesturesp. 155
To Bow or Not to Bowp. 155
Gender Gapp. 156
Saville Rowp. 156
Talk Is Cheapp. 157
Sealed with a Kissp. 157
To Give or Not To Givep. 158
Let Me Entertain Youp. 158
Oxtail Soup to Nutsp. 158
15 Greecep. 163
The Land of the Greek Godsp. 164
Holiday Timep. 166
What Time Is Itp. 167
Greetingsp. 168
Pecking Orderp. 169
Suit Yourselfp. 169
It's Greek to Mep. 170
Basic Business 101p. 170
Beware of Greeksp. 170
Let Me Entertain Youp. 171
Easter Soup to Nutsp. 171
16 Scandinaviap. 175
Stuff You Need to Knowp. 176
Best Time to Visitp. 177
Who's Whop. 177
Banking Businessp. 177
Everybody Speaks Englishp. 177
What They Believep. 178
Painfully Punctualp. 179
Open for Businessp. 179
On Holidayp. 179
Formal or Informal? It Depends!p. 180
Hello, Goodbyep. 180
Body of Evidencep. 181
We're All Equalp. 182
Conservative Dresserp. 182
The Art of Conversationp. 183
Getting Down to Businessp. 184
Home in Scandinaviap. 185
Sauna Rulesp. 185
Suppe to Nutsp. 186
17 Eastern Bloc: Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungaryp. 189
Who's on First?p. 189
Learn the Languagep. 190
Religionp. 191
Holidays: Only a Fewp. 191
Be on Timep. 191
Handshakes All Aroundp. 192
Body Languagep. 192
Slow and Steadyp. 193
It's a Man's Worldp. 193
Suit Upp. 193
Keep It Pleasantp. 194
To Give or Not To Givep. 194
My House or Yours?p. 195
Goulash to Nutsp. 195
18 Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent Statesp. 197
Geography and Economyp. 197
The Native Tonguep. 199
Religionp. 200
Holidays!p. 200
Just Try to Be on Time!p. 200
Grip and Greetp. 201
Talk Tipsp. 202
Space Bubblesp. 202
Less Equal Than Othersp. 202
Sartorial Swingersp. 203
Cold War Bluesp. 203
To Gift or Not to Giftp. 204
Visiting the Localsp. 204
Entertainment Russian-Stylep. 205
Borscht to Nutsp. 205
Don't Leave Home Without Itp. 207
Part 4 Asia and the Pacific Rimp. 209
19 Hong Kong and Taiwanp. 211
Best Time to Gop. 212
Who's on First?p. 212
What Language Is This?p. 213
Religionp. 213
Let's Take a Holidayp. 213
Early Birds Unitep. 214
Open Upp. 214
Slow and Steadyp. 215
Saving Facep. 215
Hello, Goodbyep. 216
No Touchingp. 217
Ancient Attitudesp. 217
Think Conservativep. 218
Talk Softlyp. 218
Gifts All Aroundp. 218
Let Me Entertain Youp. 219
Changing Moneyp. 219
Soto to Nutsp. 220
20 Chinap. 223
A One-Party Statep. 224
Hong Kongp. 225
Travelin' Aroundp. 226
Chinese Spoken Herep. 226
Religious Beliefsp. 227
Local Holidaysp. 228
Arrive Earlyp. 228
Meet and Greetp. 229
Getting Down to Businessp. 230
Hands Off!p. 231
Speak Softlyp. 231
Gender Gapp. 232
Suit Yourselfp. 232
Gifts Are Illegal, Butp. 233
Let Me Entertain Youp. 234
Tang to Nutsp. 234
21 Indonesia and Malaysiap. 237
Who's In Charge?p. 238
Talk the Talkp. 238
Religionp. 238
Holiday Timep. 239
Relax, Be Happyp. 240
Getting Down to Businessp. 241
Limp and Longp. 242
Bite Your Lipp. 244
Taboosp. 245
Separate and Unequalp. 245
Suit Upp. 245
Presenting a Presentp. 246
On the Townp. 246
Soto to Nutsp. 247
22 Singaporep. 249
Who's In Charge?p. 249
Speaking the Lingop. 250
Holiday Listp. 251
Be On Timep. 251
Slow and Mellowp. 251
Don't Lose Facep. 252
Brief and Businesslikep. 253
Hands Offp. 255
Lingo Rulesp. 255
Don't Pointp. 256
Seen, Not Heardp. 257
Sartorially Speakingp. 257
Just Say No!p. 257
Let Me Entertain Youp. 259
Visiting at Homep. 259
Tippingp. 260
23 Japanp. 261
Japanese, Pleasep. 262
Shinto and Confucianismp. 262
It's Vacationp. 262
Don't Ever Be Latep. 263
Take Your Timep. 263
Keep Smilingp. 264
Bowing: They Wrote the Bookp. 264
Keep Your Distancep. 266
Finger Playp. 266
Kimono or Suit?p. 267
Talk Is Softp. 268
Artful Negotiationp. 268
Gifts Are Essentialp. 269
On the Townp. 270
Miso to Nutsp. 272
24 South Koreap. 275
Who's In Charge?p. 276
Korean Spoken Herep. 276
Religionp. 277
Life Is a Holidayp. 277
Don't Be Latep. 278
Everyday Lifep. 280
Take a Bowp. 280
Body Rulesp. 282
Mind Your Mannersp. 282
Tradition Rulesp. 283
Stow the Flashp. 283
Driving a Bargainp. 284
Strictly Businessp. 284
Give and Takep. 285
Home Sweet Homep. 285
On the Townp. 286
Man Too to Nutsp. 286
25 Australia and New Zealandp. 289
In the Driver's Seatp. 291
Where's Your Didgeredoo?p. 293
Religionp. 293
When to Visitp. 293
Punctuality Plusp. 294
Informality Rules!p. 295
Howdy, Mate!p. 295
Let's Get Mateyp. 296
Get a Suitp. 296
Can We Talk?p. 297
Getting Down to Businessp. 298
Home Sweet Homep. 299
Soup to Nutsp. 299
Part 5 The Middle Eastp. 301
26 Indiap. 303
Tower of Babelp. 304
Religious Faithp. 304
Holiday in Indiap. 305
Expect Tardinessp. 305
Greetingsp. 306
Titlesp. 307
Not Everyone Is Equalp. 307
Watch Your Bodyp. 308
"Yes" Means "No"p. 308
Suit Upp. 309
Gifts Are Goodp. 310
Home Entertainmentp. 311
A Little Baksheesh (Tip)p. 312
Pillau to Nutsp. 312
27 Saudi Arabiap. 315
Al-Saud Is Kingp. 316
The Best Time to Visitp. 316
Arabic Spoken Herep. 316
Islam Onlyp. 317
Say "Cheese!"p. 318
Small Changep. 318
Islamic Holidaysp. 319
Slow Downp. 320
Doing Business the Saudi Wayp. 320
Greetingsp. 321
Move In Closep. 321
The Hands Have Itp. 322
Gender Gapp. 322
Religious Policep. 323
Dress for Successp. 323
Watch Your Languagep. 324
Gifts Are Goodp. 324
On the Townp. 325
Addas to Nutsp. 325
28 Egyptp. 327
Who's In Charge?p. 327
Speaking the Lingop. 328
Islam Is Kingp. 328
Life Is a Holidayp. 328
Slow Downp. 329
Meet and Greetp. 330
Body Talkp. 331
Watch That Handp. 331
Women Vs. Menp. 331
Dress Conservativelyp. 332
Talk Is Cheapp. 332
Getting Down to Businessp. 333
The Giving Gamep. 333
Let Me Entertain Youp. 333
Lentil Soup to Nutsp. 334
29 Israel and the Palestinian Territoriesp. 337
Country Basicsp. 338
Hebrew and Arabicp. 338
Religionp. 339
A Separate Calendarp. 340
Money Talksp. 341
You Be Promptp. 342
Business of Confrontationp. 342
Shalom!p. 343
Speak Upp. 344
Body Warsp. 344
We're All Equalp. 345
Suit to a Teep. 345
To Give or Not To Givep. 346
Entertaining Stylep. 346
Matzo to Nutsp. 346
Appendices
A Glossaryp. 349
B Further Readingp. 353
C Embassiesp. 355
Indexp. 365