Pub. Date:
Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Culture Shock! France

Culture Shock! France

by Sally Adamson TaylorSally Adamson Taylor


Current price is , Original price is $13.95. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

This item is available online through Marketplace sellers.

7 New & Used Starting at $1.99


Culture Shock! adds two new "At Your Door" city lifestyle guides and one new country guide. The release of more Revised and Expanded Culture Shock! country editions continues with thirty-one now available. With over 1.5 million copies sold worldwide, the Culture Shock! brand name is recognized as the leading reference source for international customs and etiquette.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558687677
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/28/2003
Series: Culture Shock Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Taylor is a foreign correspondent with perches in Paris and in Hong Kong. She is Far Eastern Correspondent for Publishers Weekly.

Table of Contents

The Gallic Rooster7
How this book is organized8
In a Strange Land16
Stereotypes about the French17
Your turn to be stereotyped22
Parlez-Vous Francais?
Non-verbal communication26
The art of conversation34
No, the French do not speak English46
Learning French50
French Culture & Society56
The visual arts & the French psyche56
Politics & society62
Street fashion70
French film: C'est du cinema73
Sex & prostitution74
Food & Wine81
Le cafe81
Restaurant & the food mystique93
Cuisine & character by region98
Consuming the French Way123
The art of shopping123
Home Life134
Family & the life cycle in France134
Being a guest in a French home141
Friends & neighbors147
Business in France153
Money & banking153
Office & business relationships157
French law in your life166
Establishing a business in France174
Practical Information177
Giving & getting directions & information177
Traffic & transportation184
Pickpockets & the lost & found189
Public communication services190
The French telephone193
Necessities of cleaning up195
Healthcare & social services201
Renting an apartment: what to consider202
Managing your home in France204
Children & their education208
Culture Shock in France210
What is culture?210
How to develop cultural awareness218
Going home...can you go home again?223
Cultural Quiz226
Do's and Don'ts Appendix235
Calendar of Festivals and Holidays243
Resource Guide246
Bibliography and Further Reading264
Author and Contributor270

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Culture Shock! France 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
fraise on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've found it to be quite accurate and always recommend it to people coming to the country.