Author Archive for: ‘Daniel Weishut’
My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: XIX. Mine and Yours
The difference between “mine” and “yours” may be self-evident for the Westerner. For the Bedouin most things are “ours”; at least among friends.
My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: XVIII. Uncertainty Avoidance, Language and Communication
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?
My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: XVII. Conclusion– Individualism versus Collectivism
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.
My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: XVI. Friendship and Politics
One of the major difficulties in our friendship is without doubt its political context, which burdens the friendship in many ways
My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: XIV. Meals and Other Celebrations
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.
My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: XV. Work Attitudes
There is a large difference between Bedouin culture on one side, and North America and Western Europe on the other …
My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: XIII. Getting Acquainted
The process of becoming acquainted varies among cultures. I will relate here to the topics of “names” and “greeting behavior.”
My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: XI The Bedouins
I will supply the reader with some insights in central aspects of Bedouin life and culture.
My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: XII. Individualism versus Collectivism. Friendships
The differences in value orientation as regarding individualism and collectivism may express themselves in many aspects of the friendship.
My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: X. Intercultural Friendship
I relate to the development of intercultural friendships and offer a description of cultural differences pertaining to friendships.