Author Archive for: ‘Daniel Weishut’
The difference between “mine” and “yours” may be self-evident for the Westerner. For the Bedouin most things are “ours”; at least among friends.
The fundamental issue here is how a society deals with the fact that the future can never be known: should we try to control the future or just let it happen?
Differences in the friendship between Bashar and me on the dimension of individualism/collectivism displayed a similar pattern to Hofstede’s findings on Dutch, Israeli and Arab cultures.
One of the major difficulties in our friendship is without doubt its political context, which burdens the friendship in many ways
Celebrations are another entry to a different culture. They indicate what is important in life. I will first relate to meals, and afterward to birthdays and weddings.
There is a large difference between Bedouin culture on one side, and North America and Western Europe on the other …
The process of becoming acquainted varies among cultures. I will relate here to the topics of “names” and “greeting behavior.”
I will supply the reader with some insights in central aspects of Bedouin life and culture.
The differences in value orientation as regarding individualism and collectivism may express themselves in many aspects of the friendship.
I relate to the development of intercultural friendships and offer a description of cultural differences pertaining to friendships.