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Culture Smart! Cambodia (Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture)


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ISBN13: 9781857334715
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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include:

* customs, values, and traditions

* historical, religious, and political background

* life at home

* leisure, social, and cultural life

* eating and drinking

* dos, don'ts, and taboos

* business practices

* communication, spoken and unspoken

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel

"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel

"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer

" useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

About the Author

GRAHAM SAUNDERS has a Ph.D in East Asian studies from the University of Hull, England. An Australian by birth, he spent twenty-eight years teaching in East Malaysia and Brunei, and has made numerous visits to the countries of the region, including Cambodia. He then taught in Cyprus for five years before he and his wife, Anne, settled in England, near York. After some part-time university lecturing he retired to run a business specializing in books on Southeast Asia. He is the author of a number of books and articles on the history of this area, including Culture Smart! Indonesia.

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Shoshana, November 15, 2008 (view all comments by Shoshana)
I enjoy this series, but this volume is lopsidedly heavy on culture and too light on etiquette and mores. Saunders does include a lot of useful information on culture topics such as bank hours and transportation. However, like many guidebooks of its sort, it generally assumes that one is a white heterosexual businessman. Specific advice for women is mostly about dressing modestly, which is helpful, but I'd also like to know what it might convey when I as a non-Asian U.S. woman initiate a handshake, run a meeting, or drink. How is female assertiveness understood? Should I be wary of invitations to an event at a male Cambodian's house? As a female guest invited because of my professional relationship with my host, should I remain and talk with the man, or offer to help the women clean up? Can I take a pedicab ride, or is that safer for men than for women? The answers to these questions will have to be met by a different source. Instead, Saunders devotes 16 pages to Angkor Wat--too much for this book, not enough to serve as a guidebook to the complex.
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Saunders, Graham
Asia - Southeast
Cambodia Social life and customs.
Travel-Southeast Asia
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Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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