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American Cultural Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Perspective by Edward C. Stewart, Milton J. Bennett

By Edward C. Stewart, Milton J. Bennett

A vastly multiplied research of the 1972 vintage by way of Edward Stewart, Stewart and Bennett introduce new cross-cultural comparisons drawn from contemporary examine on price platforms, notion psychology, cultural anthropology, and intercultural conversation. American cultural qualities are remoted out, analyzed, and in comparison with parallel features of alternative cultures to find implications for cross-cultural interaction.


This research of yankee behavioural and idea styles analyzes Americans' perceptual methods and the way they distinction with the methods of contemplating different cultures. The textual content covers language and non-verbal behaviour and breaks down cultural styles into 4 dimensions: type of task, kind of social relatives, conception of the realm, and conception of the self. This learn is helping the reader study the cultural dimensions of verbal exchange and their implications for cross-cultural interplay.

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Stimson and his subordinates in the Operations Division of the army also worried that the spread of Soviet power in Northeast Asia would constrain the functioning of the free enterprise system and jeopardize American economic interests. ” Therefore, Forrestal and the navy sought to contain Soviet influence in the Near East and to retain American access to Middle East oil; Patterson and the War Department focused on preventing famine in occupied areas and resuscitating trade. 30 But American economic interests in Eurasia were not limited to Western Europe, Germany, and the Middle East.

And defense officials were well aware that the Soviets would react angrily to plans for currency reform in German Trizonia and to preparations for a West German republic. ”59 The real consternation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other high-ranking civilian and military officials in the defense agencies stemmed from their growing conviction that the United States was undertaking actions and assuming commitments that now required greater military capabilities. Recognizing that American initiatives, aimed at safeguarding Eurasia from further Communist inroads, might be perceived as endangering Soviet interests, it was all the more important to be ready for any eventuality.

Peterson agreed with Forrestal that long-term American prosperity required open markets, unhindered access to raw materials, and the rehabilitation of much – if not all – of Eurasia along liberal capitalist lines. In late 1944 and 1945, Stimson protested the prospective industrial emasculation of Germany, lest it undermine American economic well-being, set back recovery throughout Europe, and unleash forces of anarchy and revolution. Stimson and his subordinates in the Operations Division of the army also worried that the spread of Soviet power in Northeast Asia would constrain the functioning of the free enterprise system and jeopardize American economic interests.

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