Communicating with Brazilians: When "Yes" Means "No"

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Communicating
with Brazilians
When “Yes” Means “No”

TRACY NOVINGER

Illustrations by Donald Haughey

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Part I - Communication is Culture 1
  • Chapter One - Communicating with Brazilians 3
  • Chapter Two - What Constitutes a Culture 10
  • Chapter Three - Perceptual Filters in Communication 16
  • Part Ii. Resplendent Brazil - Land of Paradox 29
  • Chapter Four - A Capsule of History 31
  • Chapter Five - Racial Fusion 43
  • Chapter Six - Surviving the Economy 54
  • Chapter Seven - Experiencing Brazil 68
  • Chapter Eight - Social Organization 78
  • Chapter Nine - Ranking Systems 90
  • Chapter Ten - Preconceptions 99
  • Chapter Eleven - Worldview 108
  • Chapter Twelve - Values and Identity 118
  • Chapter Thirteen - Sex and Food 127
  • Chapter Fourteen - Thought Patterns and Directness 136
  • Part III - Processes of Communication 151
  • Chapter Fifteen - Verbal and Nonverbal Messages 153
  • Chapter Sixteen - Everyday Communication 166
  • Chapter Seventeen - More Daily Interaction 185
  • Part IV - Conclusion 193
  • Chapter Eighteen - In a Nutshell 195
  • Glossary 205
  • Notes 211
  • Bibliography 231
  • Index 239
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