Culture Briefings give you current in-depth information found in no other single source on the customs, culture, etiquette, traditions and ways of life of people in cultures around the world. In today’s increasingly smaller world, understanding the ways of the world’s other peoples is an essential skill. And the Geotravel Research Center’s Culture Briefings will help you develop that expertise.
Culture Briefings, available as individual publications or as a subscription database, help you figure out the natives by penetrating below a society’s surface to reveal the customs and established ways of life in a particular country.
Culture Briefings show the enduring qualities of a people as well as their present preoccupations. They analyze a country’s culture and show why things are the way they are. They delve into a people’s character, values, beliefs and customs. You discover the people’s home, family and religious life as well as how they make a living, educate their children and spend their leisure time. You find out about the culture’s artistic endeavors and its political ways. And you learn of the problems the people face and how they handle them.
No other single publication gives you the information found in a Culture Briefing. Published by the Geotravel Research Center for a growing list of nations, these briefings are essential tools for study abroad students, leisure and business travelers, researchers, teachers and secondary and university students, providing current, in-depth information that helps to understand the customs and ways of people in the world's cultures.
Who will benefit from a Culture Briefing?
• Study Abroad Students seeking the wisdom necessary to talk intelligently with their hosts, discussing the life they live, deciphering and interpreting how they think and behave, but avoiding the risk of embarrassment by not bringing up a taboo subject.
• Students needing current information on how life is lived in another country to complete a scholastic assignment.
• Travelers who are curious about the people they meet on their journeys and want to feel comfortable in what might otherwise be a strange environment.
• Business Travelers wanting success through the knowledge of the ways their foreign business contacts think and act.
• Researchers requiring current information on the customary ways of those in other lands.
• Anyone striving to understand the ways and world view of someone in another culture.
Travelers get to know the people
If you're traveling abroad, a Culture Briefing lets you enrich your trip, gaining more knowledge, enjoyment and insight - and more financial success when traveling on business.
By giving you knowledge of the local people’s customary ways, a Culture Briefing helps you feel comfortable in what might otherwise be a strange environment. You gain the wisdom necessary to talk intelligently with people in a foreign culture, discussing the life they live, deciphering and interpreting how they think and behave. No longer will you run the risk of embarrassment when talking because you brought up a taboo subject, couldn’t comment on an aspect of local life or knew nothing of the local form of government. And if you're a business traveler, you'll get tips on conducting business.
Special features improve usefulness
• Culture Briefings cover the world's cultures in depth, ranging from 6,000 to 16,000 words each.
• A complete Table of Contents, linked to the text, allows quickly finding specific information.
• A list of “Do’s and Don’ts” helps keep readers on the right foot.
• A “Fast Facts” box provides quick reference to the names of a country’s head of government and head of state as well as quality of life statistics such as: life expectancy, infant mortality, gross domestic product per capita and rates of literacy, unemployment and inflation.
Experts prepare each
Culture Briefings are produced by a team that brings together backgrounds in cultural geography and cultural anthropology as well as extensive experience living for extended periods in a variety of foreign cultures and writing about travel, geography and culture for both the popular press and college-level textbooks.
Frequent updates assure current information
Research is ongoing and the Culture Briefings are frequently updated, assuring they contain current information
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Formats and ordering
Culture Briefings, ranging between 6,000 and 16,000 words, are available for a growing list of nations as either individual e-books available for immediate downloading or as an online subscription database.
Individual Culture Briefings are published in EPUB (Apple, Nook, Kobo, Sony, Galaxy, etc), Kindle (MOBI) and PDF formats for downloading and reading on your computer, electronic device or eReader. For information on purchasing individual Culture Briefings, click here.
Subscriptions to the Culture Briefings database are are available on an annual basis. Subscribers to the database can read the Culture Briefings online and also download them in PDF format. To find out how to subscribe, click here.
THE PEOPLE Customs and Ways Do's and Don'ts Conducting Business Subcultures Class Distinctions Language HOME AND FAMILY Marriage Family Size The Role of Women Funerals Names Health and Welfare Dress Food and Dining EDUCATING THE CHILDREN RELIGIOUS PRACTICES
MAKING A LIVING Industry Services Agriculture
PASSING LEISURE TIME Festivals Sports
THE ARTS Architecture Dance Handicrafts Literature Music Painting Theater
POLITICAL WAYS Local Administration Parties USEFUL INTERNET LINKS News Sources