Most people around the world have an opinion about Americans, regardless of whether or not they’ve ever met one or ever been to the US. Looking at the image of Americans through any culture can be somewhat overwhelming. The book “American Ways: A Guide for Foreigners in the United States”, is an excellent resource for people who are ready and want to learn more about U.S. American cultural norms. This includes people from other countries and people living in the United States regardless of citizenship. For Americans, by highlighting American culture the book also provides insight into other cultures. This helped me better understand why some foreigners think the way they do.
I choose to review the book “American Ways: A Guide for Foreigners in the United States.” First because the title was a definite attention grabber; and I wanted to learn more about how to read a “guide” for foreigners ...
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...ews on America and Americans was that this is the land of the free and endless opportunity. Living in both India and America they noticed America is much more clean and modern then back home. While still acknowledging and appreciating that America is the symbol for democracy and hope. The negative and positive things about this book is that it deals with stereotypes.
In another one of my academic articles “How old is America Mentally” is read almost all of us, regardless of our origin, have certain pre-conceived notions regarding others. What I did appreciate about the articles and book is that it was brave enough to agree with the stereotypes at times. This makes for a much richer understanding of aspects particular to American culture. I think that this book and articles alone could inspire countless classroom discussions on a variety of aspects regarding American
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