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Mother Land

Author: Leah Franqui

Language: English

Summary: When Rachel Meyer, a thirtysomething foodie from New York, agrees to move to Mumbai with her Indian-born husband, Dhruv, she knows some culture shock is inevitable. Blessed with a curious mind and an independent spirit, Rachel is determined to learn her way around the hot, noisy, seemingly infinite metropolis she now calls home. 

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Conflict across cultures: a unique experience of bridging differences

Author: Michelle LeBaron, Venashri Pillay

Language: English

Summary: Cultural differences among members of any group-be it a multinational business team or an international family-are frequently the source of misunderstanding and can lead to conflict. With powerful techniques for resolving or at least reducing conflicts, scholars and teachers from around the globe demystify the intricate and important relationship between conflict and culture.

Stories, which are at the heart of the book, come from a wide variety of groups and locations, and they give sound counsel for all kinds of settings: business, law, government, non-governmental agencies, schools, communities and families. Conflict across Cultures is written by a new generation of conflict resolution scholars from four parts of the world: Canada, South Africa, Japan and the US. They describe processes and help build the skills necessary for successful conflict resolution. Here is a new framework for understanding others-a map for making progress through differences that can otherwise overwhelm us. Conflict across Cultures offers hope in countering the view that differences must divide us.

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The book of unknown Americans

Author: Cristina Henríquez Language: English Summary: When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Once they arrive, it’s not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees … Continue reading The book of unknown Americans

Chroniques de l’Amérique au quotidien: une Française décrypte l’American way of life


Author: Sophie Landrieux

Language: French

Summary: Vous rêvez d’aller vivre aux Etats-Unis ? Vous vous demandez pourquoi les Américains sont si différents des Français ? Après huit années passées en expatriation aux États-Unis, Sophie Landrieux propose une analyse de la vie quotidienne américaine et des différences culturelles entre la France et les États-Unis. Elle y décrit les difficultés d’adaptation rencontrées par de nombreux expatriés français.
Dépassant les clichés, elle décrypte des rites typiquement américains et notamment les fêtes, évoque les délices et surprises de la cuisine américaine, traite de l’éducation des enfants et s’interroge sur l’archétype de la femme américaine. Elle propose ainsi de nombreux instantanés de la vie quotidienne.
Drôle et documenté, cet ouvrage sera utile aux amoureux des Etats-Unis, aux nouveaux arrivants et à tous ceux qui veulent en savoir plus sur l’American way of life et l’expatriation.
Avant de devenir une femme d’expat, Sophie Landrieux était maitre de conférences en gestion dans une université française. Elle a aussi enseigné dans une université américaine. Source:

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