Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour (Paperback)Kate Fox (author)
Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 11/04/2005
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In WATCHING THE ENGLISH anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. She puts the English national character under her anthropological microscope, and finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and byzantine codes of behaviour. The rules of weather-speak. The ironic-gnome rule. The reflex apology rule. The paranoid-pantomime rule. Class indicators and class anxiety tests. The money-talk taboo and many more ...Through a mixture of anthropological analysis and her own unorthodox experiments (using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig), Kate Fox discovers what these unwritten behaviour codes tell us about Englishness.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 28 mm
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