The Permanent Resident

Author: Roanna Gonsalves

Language: English

Summary: A woman who can’t swim wades into a suburban pool. An Indian family sits down to an Australian Christmas dinner. A single mother’s offer to coach her son’s soccer team leads to an unexpected encounter. A recent migrant considers taking the fall for a second generation ‘friend’. A wife refuses to let her husband look at her phone. An international student gets off a train at night.

Roanna Gonsalves’ short stories unearth the aspirations, ambivalence and guilt laced through the lives of 21st century immigrants, steering through clashes of cultures, trials of faith, and squalls of racism. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes playful, they cut to the truth of what it means to be a modern outsider. ” Source: UWA Publishing

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La expatriación y el reto multicultural

Author: Virginia Sanz Sánchez

Language: Spanish

Summary: El mundo globalizado, el desarrollo de las tecnologías de la información y la apertura de los mercados han impulsado el desarrollo hacia una sociedad global. En este nuevo paradigma, encontramos la necesidad urgente de abordar el tema de las diferencias culturales por su gran impacto en todos los aspectos económicos y sociales de nuestra vida. A través de este libro podrás entender cómo la “cultura” nos modela y nos afecta y porqué la competencia intercultural es crucial en nuestros días. Además podrás entender los riesgos asociados a la expatriación, así como el choque cultural que se produce cuando vivimos una experiencia en el extranjero. Te proporcionaré estrategias eficaces para trabajarlo, para mejorar tu comunicación intercultural y para superar las barreras culturales que te encuentres en tu estancia en el extranjero. Este libro está pensado para personas que vayan a vivir un proceso de expatriación en otro país por motivos económicos o laborales, así como también para Directores generales y profesionales de Recursos Humanos que aborden el tema de diversidad en su empresa, así como aquellos que tengan una población de expatriados en su empresa. Pero también, para cualquier persona interesada en la mejora de la sensibilidad intercultural así como de sus habilidades de negociación y comunicación con otras culturas. – Source:

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Cultural chemistry: Simple strategies for bridging cultural gaps

Author: Patti McCarthy

Language: English

Summary: Are you fascinated but frustrated by cultural differences? Have you stood on the edge of cultural gaps and wondered how on earth to bridge them? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Working across cultures can be very challenging, both professionally and personally, but these cultural gaps can be bridged. Cultural Chemistry combines strategy with knowledge, introducing you firstly to the Four R’s – an easy, four-step process for simplifying and improving your cross-cultural partnerships – and then exploring cultural differences, by meeting people and hearing stories from all over the world. Whether you are a business traveller, an expatriate, have global clients, work in a multi-cultural team or are simply a holiday maker who wants to dig deeper, Cultural Chemistry will teach you; Why reflecting on our own culture is so important How to make a great first impression Why our assumptions about people are often completely wrong Why what we say isn’t always what is heard How to be an effective manager and motivator, whatever the culture Cultural differences don’t have to be difficult. By learning more about cultural variances and being prepared to turn off our cultural cruise-control, we really can make our international encounters both more rewarding and more enjoyable.

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Between worlds: essays on culture & belonging

Author: Marylin R. Gardner

Language: English

Summary: “In the hall of an old Inn by the ocean is a sign that reads ‘Home is Where Our Story Begins.’ But if home is where our story begins, what happens when we can’t go back?” Marilyn Gardner was raised in Pakistan and went on to raise her own five children in Pakistan and Egypt before moving to small town New England.

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The olive tree

Author: Elsa Marston

Language: English

Summary: The house next door to Sameer’s had been empty for as long as he could remember. The family had gone away when the war began. But now they were back, and he was ready to have fun with his new playmate. Together they could climb the big olive tree that overlooked both their gardens, and eat the delicious olives it produced. The only problem was that Muna, the little girl next door, didn’t want to play and she didn’t want to share the olives. She said they belonged to her family alone—that is, until one fateful night when lightning struck the tree. Poignantly told by award-winning author Elsa Marston and with beautiful paintings from award-winning illustrator Claire Ewart, The Olive Tree follows two children as they learn to share and work together by looking past their differences. It shows young readers that compassion and understanding lie at the heart of all friendships. Source:

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