Syria - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture by Sarah StandishSyria - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture by Sarah Standish

Syria - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture

bySarah Standish

Paperback | September 1, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info

$12.14 online 
$12.95 list price save 6%
Earn 61 plum® points

Ships within 3-5 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

After years of diplomatic isolation Syria is emerging from the cold. Its government is a key Middle Eastern player, and will be a major element of any possible comprehensive Middle Eastern peace deal. To visit Syria is to become acquainted with one of the most rewarding destinations in the Middle East. Its historic attractions are stunning, and the Syrians are proud and gracious hosts; you can expect to be treated like a person and not just a tourist.  Of course, there are always thorns with the roses: Syria’s economy is inefficient, and its youth are frustrated; the strong-man political system that has held the country together does not encourage public intellectual life, but nor does it prevent young Syrians from debating with passion in private. The Syrian sense of tradition has preserved some of the bad along with the good, and society remains highly patriarchal. Despite such drawbacks, this is a country that’s rich not only in resources, but also, and especially, in its people. American author Sarah Standish looks at Syria’s long history and its present-day political realities. She describes the many subgroups that make up the population as well as what unites all Syrians. She offers practical tips for traveling and on what to expect when conducting business. You’ll learn how people communicate with each other, and how you can communicate with them. The Syrians will never stop surprising you: get to know a few, and they will turn the stereotypes inside out several times over.
Sarah Standish is an Arabic teacher and writer who graduated with a B.A. in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from Barnard College before spending a year in Syria studying Arabic language and literature on a fellowship from the Center for Arabic Study Abroad. She has also spent time in Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, and Lebanon. She is particu...
Title:Syria - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 0.6 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:KuperardLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1857335260

ISBN - 13:9781857335262

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Syria - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was curious Syria has gone thru so much tragedy and disaster in the last few years due to war. It was nice to read about ancient Syria and the actual way people live there. Very detailed and covers all things one needs to know about the country and culture.
Date published: 2017-07-19