Communication Across Cultures: Mutual Understanding in a by Heather Bowe, Kylie Martin, Howard Manns

By Heather Bowe, Kylie Martin, Howard Manns

Verbal exchange throughout Cultures continues to be a superb source for college students of linguistics and comparable disciplines, together with anthropology, sociology and schooling. it's also a worthwhile source for pros all for language and intercultural conversation during this worldwide period.

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These classes were held and run by the grade themselves to ensure younger members successfully passed the formal examination by the footplate inspector. The MICs included both theoretical and practical aspects of the job and were often held in halls owned by the railway companies. Here the men would be given lectures and practical demonstrations of the various aspects of their craft, including the 32 Work Identity at the End of the Line? handling of sectionalised parts of steam locomotives that had been donated or ‘acquired’ by the local shed.

I have also attempted to engage with the writing on organisational culture from within both the social sciences and management literature. I am seeking to combine traditional industrial sociology, which still has much to offer, with material on history, nostalgia, age and generation. 2 Creating Railway Culture, 1830–1947 [I]n London three railwaymen – a guard, an engine-driver, and a signalman – are up before a coroner’s jury. A tremendous railway accident has dispatched hundreds of passengers into the next world.

Most important are the 55 interviews I carried out with current and retired railway workers, mainly during 1994–6, originally as part of doctoral studies at the University of Durham (see Strangleman, 1998). These were semi-structured interviews with managers, supervisors, trade unionist and shop-floor employees from BR and its successors, and also London Underground. Of this group, one of the managers and a further two ‘blue-collar’ employees were female. I also undertook nonparticipant observation of a train crew leader in the former Loadhaul freight company (now part of English, Welsh and Scottish Railways), shadowing him for several days, including on a ride on one of the company’s locomotives.

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