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ISBN10: 1857885082
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A runaway bestseller in the UK, Watching the English is now available in the U.S. for the first time! Witty and wise, Kate Fox reveals the quirks, habits, and foibles of the English people. Putting the national character under her microscope, Fox explores this strange and fascinating culture, governed by a complex set of unspoken rules and a bizarre code of conduct. Through anthropological analysis and a series of unorthodox experiments (often using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig), Fox discovers what these unwritten codes tell us about Englishness: the rules of weather-speak, the ironic-gnome rule, the reflex apology rule, the paranoid-pantomime rule, class anxiety tests, and the money-talk taboo, among others. Watching the English is a biting, affectionate, insightful, and often hilarious look at English society.

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A bestseller in the UK, Watching the English is a biting, affectionate, insightful and often hilarious look English Society. Putting the English national character under her anthropological microscope, Fox finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and bizarre codes of behavior. Through a mixture of anthropological analysis and her own unorthodox experiments-even using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig-Fox discovers what these unwritten codes tell us about Englishness.

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An international bestseller, is a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people.

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njcur, February 22, 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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Product Details

ISBN:
9781857885088
Author:
Fox, Kate
Publisher:
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
England
Subject:
National characteristics, english
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - England
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
England Social life and customs.
Subject:
Travel-Great Britain
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
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Product details 440 pages Nicholas Brealey Publishing - English 9781857885088 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A bestseller in the UK, Watching the English is a biting, affectionate, insightful and often hilarious look English Society. Putting the English national character under her anthropological microscope, Fox finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and bizarre codes of behavior. Through a mixture of anthropological analysis and her own unorthodox experiments-even using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig-Fox discovers what these unwritten codes tell us about Englishness.
"Synopsis" by ,
An international bestseller, is a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people.
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