Watching the English

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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, ...Continua
Ha scritto il 07/01/17

A witty and well-written book, sometimes interesting. I'm suspicious of its methodology, but I won't be dismayed if it contains some truths. I wish it could be much shorter.

Ha scritto il 28/09/13
Must read

The book that every new (and not) immigrant to England should be given. So true, fun and witty, really well written and researched. I've been in the country 5 years now and this had me thinking and telling myself "hey that's true!" so much!

Ha scritto il 18/08/13

The English have satire instead of revolutions.

Ha scritto il 13/08/13
Lungo saggio semi-serio sulla britishness supportato e avvalorato da anni di ricerche e studi antropologici e scritto da una inglese che, per varie ragioni, è riuscita a mantenere il giusto distacco e ad osservare con occhio c(l)inico il suo popolo,...Continua
Ha scritto il 29/07/13

Citazione preferita:

"'s just that if they can possibly find a more circuitous way of achieving the same end, they will."

Ha scritto il Oct 06, 2011, 14:37
Lest I be suspected of rather un-English humourless earnestness, I should add that I also joined a jokey organisation called SAVE, which stood for Students Against Virtually Everything.
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Ha scritto il Oct 06, 2011, 14:36
The Dangers of Excessive Moderation [...] My concern is that these largely commendable tendencies are also symptoms of a wider and more worrying trend: our findings indicated that young people are increasingly affected by the culture of fear, and the...Continua
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Ha scritto il Oct 06, 2011, 14:34
To the naked eye, an English queue does indeed look rather dull and uninteresting - just a tidy line of people, patiently waiting their turn. But when you examine English queues under social-science microscope, you find that each one os a little mini...Continua
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Ha scritto il Oct 06, 2011, 14:24
What looks like unfriendlyness is really a kind of consideration; we judge others by ourselves, and assume that everyone shares our obsessive need for privacy - so we mind our own business and politely ignore them.
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Ha scritto il Oct 06, 2011, 14:22
According to George mikes: 'an Englishman, even if he's alone, forms an orderly queue of one.'
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