Looks at differences in the cultures of Great Britain and the United States, covering divergent attitudes toward everything from sex, food, and sports to pets, religion, money, and humor, in a guide that has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes in social, political, and cultural trends. Original.
With contributions by leading scholars, writers and comedians in the USA, the UK and Canada, The Laughing Stalk: Live Comedy and Its Audiences focuses on the dynamics of audience behavior. Performers, writers, historians, producers, and theorists explore the practice and reception of live comedy performance, including cultural and historical variations in comedy audience conduct, the reception of “low” versus “high” comedy, and the differences between televised and live jokes. Contributors reflect on the subjectivity of audience members and the spread of affect, as well as the two-way relationship between joker and listener. They investigate race, sexuality and gender in humor, and contemplate the comedy club as a distinct spatial and emotional environment. The Laughing Stalk: Live Comedy and Its Audiences includes excerpts and scripts from Michael Frayne’s Audience and Andrea Fraser’s Inaugural Speech. Judy Batalion interviews noted comic writers, performers, and theater designers, including Iain Mackintosh, Shazia Mirza, Julia Chamberlain, Scott Jacobson, and Andrea Fraser. Sarah Boyes contributes a short photographic essay on comedy clubbers. Essay contributors include Alice Rayner, Matthew Daube, Lesley Harbidge, Gavin Butt, Diana Solomon, Rebecca Krefting, Kevin McCarron, Nile Seguin, Elizabeth Klaver, Frances Gray, AL Kennedy, Kélina Gotman, and Samuel Godin. The comedy duo of Sable & Batalion share their conclusions about audience responses to hip-hop theater.
From Charlotte's Web to Porky Pig and Babe, Americans betray a curiously deep regard for pigs. Hog Ties looks at this phenomenon, its relation to American culture, and the way in which themes of life and death are played out in the care, feeding, slaughter, and eating of pigs. Intermingling silly asides with serious subjects, existential concerns with environmental issues, the book considers the ways that pigs might help Americans address powerful human concerns.
Even in multicultural North America, few whites, blacks, or Hispanics have extensive experience or understanding of Asian culture. For experienced police officers, intelligence analysts, correctional officers, and prosecutors, the problems of cultural differences in behavior remain complex and problematic. This book addresses these specific law enforcement problems, and supplies law enforcement professionals with information and strategies for easier arrests, more accurate intelligence, more successful prosecutions, and fewer problems during incarceration.
Axtel is a former VP of Worldwide Marketing for the Parker Pen company who has spent 30 years living and traveling abroad. This book is aimed at anyone trying to be understood while speaking English with non-native speakers at home or abroad. Axtel also makes important distinctions between English speakers from different countries. The book features both amusing anecdotes and helpful advice.
Adult books are categorized by genre (i.e., fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction). Along with bibliographic information, the expected date of publication and the names of literary agents for individual titles are provided. Starred reviews serve several functions: In the adult section, they mark potential bestsellers, major promotions, book club selections, and just very good books; in the children's section, they denote books of very high quality. The unsigned reviews manage to be discerning and sometimes quite critical.
A Practical Guide to Designing Usable Systems in Industry
Author: Lesley Trenner
Category: Business & Economics
Usability engineering makes computer systems easier to use and more relevant to business needs. Although much research has been done into methods and techniques for usability engineering, there is little available on how to put this into practice in a commercial environment. This book, written by usability professionals from a variety of non-IT organizations, take readers through the process of starting and running a Usability Group, alerting readers to potential political problems, implementation difficulties and possible solutions.
The Complete Guide to Traveling, Studying & Living Overseas
Author: Clayton Allen Hubbs
Publisher: Transitions Abroad Pub
An annotated list of contacts and resources for longterm overseas travelers, including information on several kinds of independent travel, such as senior travel, disability travel, and volunteer programs; study abroad for adults and teens; and living abroad.
What Women Need to Know to Succeed in International Business From meeting protocol and sexual harassment to dining and gift giving, the rules for conducting business abroad can be dramatically different from those at home--and they can also vary from country to country. But with this indispensable resource, you'll have everything you need to successfully interact with your business counterparts, whether you're doing business in Caracas, Calcutta, or Copenhagen. Bestselling author Roger Axtell combines his 30 years of experience working abroad with the advice of three cross-cultural consultants to provide you with guidance and specific advice on: * Survival --Knowing the culture, protocol, safety, and staying healthy * Cultural differences --A country-by-country listing of the rules for proper dress, speech, table manners, etc. * Climbing the career ladder --Resources listing the best schools, courses, and language training, advice on finding mentors, and more * Personal issues --Dating rules in different cultures, balancing an international career and family life, dealing with harassment and discrimination
Teaching Cultureprovides practical strategies for integrating language and culture study and outlines six goals for cultural instruction. Sample learning units, abundant activities, cultural mini-dramas, and student performance objectives help teachers illustrate how the cultural context of communication is vital to understanding the message.
Fully updated and revised 4th edition. Essential reading for anyone planning to live or work in the USA and the most up-to-date source of practical information available about everyday life. It's guaranteed to hasten your introduction to the American way of life, and, most importantly, will save you time, trouble and money! The best-selling and most comprehensive book about living and working in America since it was first published in 1992, containing up to three times as much information as similar books!