Culture Briefing: Spain gives you current, in-depth information found in no
other single publication to help you understand the culture, customs, values
and beliefs of the Spanish people.

Whether traveling to Spain, working on a class paper or doing business with
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You'll also receive the information you need to help you feel comfortable in
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No longer will you run the risk of embarrassment when in conversation with
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Culture Briefing: Spain helps you figure out the Spanish by penetrating below
their society’s surface to reveal the customs and established ways of life in

With Culture Briefing: Spain you’ll discover the character, values, beliefs and
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ways. You’ll find out about their home, family and religious life as well as how
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You’ll also discover the problems the Spanish people face and see how they
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With Culture Briefing: Spain you'll learn:

• why Spain is unique among Western European countries

• what impression the average Spaniard seeks to project to others

• what slight a Spaniard would find impossible to forgive

• why when talking with a Spaniard you may find yourself frequently

• what conversation topics to avoid

• the ins and outs of Spanish names and how to use them properly

• what gift to bring if invited to a home

• how to compliment a Spaniard who has performed a service for you

• which Spanish subcultures are likely to be more loyal to their native
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• why the Spanish people have historically been inclined to live in cities
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• how to signal, when eating in a Spanish home, that you do not desire a
second helping, or that you do

• how most Spaniards feel about bullfighting

• the origins and types of Flamenco dances

• and much, much more.

Who will benefit from Culture Briefing: Spain

Culture Briefing: Spain is an essential tool for:

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Frequent updates assure current information

Research is ongoing and Culture Briefing: Spain's 9,600 words are frequently
updated, assuring you it contains current information.

Special features improve usefulness

Culture Briefing: Spain contains special features that increase its usefulness:

• A complete table of contents linked to the text lets you find information

• A “Do's and Don’ts” list helps keep you on the right foot.

• A “Fast Facts” box provides quick reference to the names of Spain's
current heads of state and government as well as quality-of-life statistics

Experts prepare the Culture Briefings

Culture Briefing: Spain offers solid, authoritative information. It is produced
by a team that brings together backgrounds in cultural geography and
cultural anthropology as well as extensive experience living for extended
periods in a variety of foreign cultures and writing about travel, geography
and culture for both the popular press and college-level textbooks.

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Customs and Ways
Do's and Don'ts
Conducting Business
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