A Beginner's Guide to the Deep Culture Experience: Beneath the Surface

  • 2h 34m
  • Joseph Shaules
  • Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • 2010

When we leave home and travel abroad, for pleasure or for business, we make a choice: to have a superficial 'airport experience' at our destination, or to appreciate the hidden culture beneath the surface. A Beginner's Guide to the Deep Culture Experience proposes a deep culture journey, encouraging travelers to pursue a meaningful cross-cultural experience.

Sharing anthropologist Edward Hall's conviction that becoming aware of our unconscious cultural programming is a transcendental challenge facing us all, author Joseph Shaules shows how the 'deep culture experience' can teach us about ourselves.

This practical book is an accessible introduction to intercultural communication without buzz words, theory or abstraction. If you travel internationally for work or simply enjoy the diverse cultures of our world, read this inspirational book before your next trip.

About the Author

Joseph Shaules is the director of the Japan Intercultural Institute and an associate professor at the Rikkyo University Graduate School of Intercultural Communication in Tokyo. He has more than 20 years of experience as an educator, author and intercultural trainer in Japan, Mexico and Europe. He is the author of several books and co-hosts a weekly television show in Japan called English Through the News.

In this Book

  • Antonio and the Deep Culture Journey
  • Deep Culture in Everyday Life
  • Deep Culture as a Concept
  • The Evolution of Deep Culture
  • The Discovery of Deep Culture
  • Deep Culture and Cognition
  • Deep Culture and Intercultural Sensitivity
  • Resistance, Acceptance, and Adaptation
  • Understanding Cultural Difference
  • Deep Culture, Clash, and Cash
  • Personal Growth and Deep Culture Learning