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Miscellany

Miscellany Public Culture 12(3): 793–799 Copyright © 2000 by Duke University Press Etiquette for the Global Family The following is an excerpt from the volunteer guidelines for Chicago Welcomes the World, a five-day millennial event to which one person plus a guest from every country in the world were invited, and which culminated in a New Year’s Eve dinner hosted by Mayor Richard M. Daley. In a press conference announcing the event — an attempt to make Chicago the world’s cosmopolitan city — Daley described the dinner as “a symbolic gathering of the global family.” Meet and Greet Americans customarily welcome and greet each other in both social and business situations with a hand shake, a smile, and an exchange of names. Some hand shakes are firm and some are gentle. Sometimes Americans greet each other with a kiss to the lips or cheek depending on the familiarity of the parties involved. Most of our international guests customarily meet and greet with hand shakes of varying degrees of firmness or with kisses or hugs placed cheek to cheek. Allow our international guests to exhibit certain behaviors (eye contact and method of greeting, firmness of handshake) and follow their lead http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Public Culture Duke University Press

Miscellany

Public Culture , Volume 12 (3) – Oct 1, 2000

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Publisher
Duke University Press
Copyright
Copyright 2000 by Duke University Press
ISSN
0899-2363
eISSN
1527-8018
DOI
10.1215/08992363-12-3-793
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Abstract

Public Culture 12(3): 793–799 Copyright © 2000 by Duke University Press Etiquette for the Global Family The following is an excerpt from the volunteer guidelines for Chicago Welcomes the World, a five-day millennial event to which one person plus a guest from every country in the world were invited, and which culminated in a New Year’s Eve dinner hosted by Mayor Richard M. Daley. In a press conference announcing the event — an attempt to make Chicago the world’s cosmopolitan city — Daley described the dinner as “a symbolic gathering of the global family.” Meet and Greet Americans customarily welcome and greet each other in both social and business situations with a hand shake, a smile, and an exchange of names. Some hand shakes are firm and some are gentle. Sometimes Americans greet each other with a kiss to the lips or cheek depending on the familiarity of the parties involved. Most of our international guests customarily meet and greet with hand shakes of varying degrees of firmness or with kisses or hugs placed cheek to cheek. Allow our international guests to exhibit certain behaviors (eye contact and method of greeting, firmness of handshake) and follow their lead

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Public CultureDuke University Press

Published: Oct 1, 2000

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