American Ways: A Cultural Guide to the United States of America by Gary Althern

American Ways: A Cultural Guide to the United States of America

Book Title: American Ways: A Cultural Guide to the United States of America

Publisher: Intercultural Press

ISBN: 9780984247172

Author: Gary Althern


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Whether you're a businessperson beginning to work in the United States or a foreign student visiting for a semester, this new edition of American Ways will help you navigate America's diverse and changing culture. From the deep-seated attitudes that mark the American character to customs and everyday activities, American Ways explores the tapestry of the country's life, providing invaluable information on cultural values, politics, education, religion, and relationships.

In this revised edition, Gary Althen and Janet Bennett have added material that reflects some of the important changes that have occurred over the last decade. This edition features new material on American politics, reflecting the impact of the Bush administration as well as the election of the nation's first black president, and an updated chapter on the effects of social networking sites on meeting people and creating friendships.