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Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour

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In Watching the English anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks and habits of the English people. From the most famous national traits through to the most bizarre reflex reactions, she holds a mirror up to the English national character and finds a complex tribe, riddled with unspoken rules and unique codes of behaviour.

Watching the English covers drinking, eating, shopping, driving, flirting, fighting, apologising and many more — all the things that make up a country world-renowned for its quirkiness. Through a mixture of anthropological analysis, observation and her own unusual experiments, Kate Fox shows how the peculiar idea of "Englishness" has shaped itself over the years.

Watching The English is written with an insider's knowledge but from an outsider's perspective. Combining anthropology with a dry wit and a writer's eye for detail, the behaviour of the English will never look the same again.

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"Simply a small masterpiece. Mark our words, Miss Fox is the next big thing." Daily Express

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"Kate Fox consistently reveals us to ourselves. She is meticulous, illuminating and very funny indeed." Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

Kate Fox, a social anthropologist, is co-Director of the Social Issues Research Centre in Oxford, where she has worked on a number of projects with Desmond Morris and Peter North. Her work has included research, publications and broadcasts on many aspects of human behaviour including social aspects of drinking, flirting, body image, pub behaviour, gossip and violence. She is also a respected international consultant on the prevention and management of violence. She is frequently in the media as a commentator on numerous aspects of social anthropology.

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njcur, July 6, 2013 (view all comments by njcur)
This book was great! I kept having to go into the other room and interrupt my husband's music to read passages to him. I got great laughs throughout. I read a lot of English fiction and enjoy English television. This opened up these worlds and gives new depth to what I'm reading and watching. I highly recommend it!
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9780340818862
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The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour
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