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CultureShock! Turkey

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CultureShock! Turkey is the essential handbook for anyone who wishes to comprehend the dynamic texture of the country. Besides explaining the rich culture that consists of everything from mosques to discos to kebabs to expensive haute couture, this book provides all the practical information essential for settling down, including how to find furniture for your home and the right way to greet people. CultureShock! Turkey will help you get the most out of your stay and enable you to get to the core of the Turkish character.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Map of Turkey
  8. Chapter 1: First Impressions
    1. Donald Recounts
    2. Penelope Recalls
  9. Chapter 2: Introducing Turkey
    1. Geography
    2. Climate
    3. History
    4. Mustafa Kemal ‘Atatürk’
    5. Politics and Political Parties
    6. Administration
    7. Economy
    8. The Army
    9. Religion
  10. Chapter 3: The Turks
    1. East or West, Home is Best
    2. City versus Village
    3. Characteristics
    4. Sexual Matters
    5. The Household
    6. Alternative Lifestyles
    7. Superstitions
  11. Chapter 4: Social Life in Turkey
    1. Socialising
    2. Forms of Address
    3. Commication Topics
    4. Body and Sign Language
    5. Hospitality
    6. Marriage
    7. Birth
    8. Death
  12. Chapter 5: Settling Down in Turkey
    1. Formalities
    2. Renting a House
    3. Living in a Block of Flats
    4. Services and Utilities
    5. Finding Furniture
    6. Bedding
    7. Bathrooms and Toilets
    8. Domestic Help
    9. Education
    10. Money Matters
    11. Shopping
    12. Barbers and Hairdressing Salons
    13. Health and Hospitals
    14. Traffic and Transportation
    15. Telecommunications
  13. Chapter 6: Food and Entertaining
    1. Food
    2. Drinks
    3. Dinner Table Etiquette
    4. Restaurants
  14. Chapter 7: Culture and Leisure
    1. A Typical Turkish Street
    2. The Arts
    3. Dance
    4. Music
    5. Architecture
    6. Entertainment Places
    7. Sports
    8. The Concept of Cleanliness
    9. Media
    10. Calendar of Festivals and Holidays
  15. Chapter 8: The Turkish Language
    1. Speakers of Turkish
    2. How to Communicate with the Turks
    3. Learning Turkish
    4. The Turkish Language
    5. Useful Words and Phrases
    6. Useful Linguistic Functions
    7. Formulaic Expressions
    8. Attitudes Exhibited through Language
  16. Chapter 9: Doing Business in Turkey
    1. Finding a Job in Turkey
    2. Business in Turkey
    3. Doing Business with the Turks
    4. Professions
    5. Marketing
    6. Attire and Attitude in the Office
    7. Red Tape
    8. Non-governmental Organisations
    9. Technology
  17. Chapter 10: Fast Facts about Turkey
    1. Famous People
    2. List of Common Acronyms and Signs
    3. Places Which are Worth a Visit
  18. Culture Quiz
  19. Do’s and Don’ts
  20. Glossary
  21. Resource Guide
  22. Further Reading
  23. About the Author
  24. Index