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A mini-checklist for comparing national cultures: conversation rules, workplace behaviours and socks

I grew up with a British father and an Italian mother, and I remember my father often complaining about the “Zanesi conversations” he had to sit through at mealtimes with  my mother’s relatives, (the Zanesi’s), in Italy. 1,801 more words

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Will Muslim Customs Overpower Western Customs?

Swiss law imposes a stiff fine on children who refuse to shake hands with their teachers … a century-old custom that Muslim immigrants see as an affront to their religion, which does not allow physical contact with the opposite sex unless it takes place within the family context. 162 more words

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