- Gebundene Ausgabe: 528 Seiten
- Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton General Division; Auflage: Rev ed. (24. April 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 144478739X
- ISBN-13: 978-1444787399
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,6 x 4,9 x 23,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 6 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 261.535 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Watching the English (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 24. April 2014
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Kate Fox's brilliant idea is to treat the British as another tribe...where she's particularly astute is in examining the exact pattern of cliches. Any study of the English must cover our class obsession, and Fox deals with the subject thoroughly. Harry Mount, author of How England Made the English An absolutely brilliant examination of English culture. -- Jennifer Saunders The Times Her observations are acute ... she doesn't write like an anthropologist but like an English woman - with amusement, not solemnity, able to laugh at herself as well as us. Daily Mail Brilliant and hilarious -- Grayson Perry The Vanity of Small Differences She is the only popular UK anthropologist of substance since the 1970s. -- Jeremy MacClancy Professor of Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University This is an entertaining, clever book. Do read it and then pass it on. Daily Telegraph She is smart ... raises some serious issues ... poses a challenge to British social anthropology that we need to meet ... This book should enter into professional discussions of the future of anthropology ... Fox has astutely lined herself up to take a leading position in a rethink of the discipline's object, theory and method. -- Professor Keith Hart Anthropology Today I read it cover to cover in a few days ... very sharp and witty prose. It really is funny - the sort of humour that makes you laugh out loud on your own! -- Martin Parr Vice Hilarious and insightful -- Daniel Miller Professor of Material Culture, University College London She has not only compiled a comprehensive list of English qualities, she has examined them in depth ... A delightful read. Sunday Times Watching the English is full of anthropological insights, sometimes acquired unconventionally, and always presented hilariously. It's a fun and provocative read, and does a beautiful job of showing how anthropologists learn about the world. -- Jessaca B. Leinaweaver Associate Professor of Anthropology, Brown University Watching the English ... will make you laugh out loud ("Oh God. I do that!") and cringe simultaneously ("Oh God. I do that as well."). This is a hilarious book which just shows us for what we are ... beautifully-observed. It is a wonderful read for both the English and those who look at us and wonder why we do what we do. Now they'll know. Birmingham Post A brilliant and witty account of the underlying logic of English culture, which illuminates many of the main concepts of sociocultural anthropology - making it a perfect introductory text to the discipline. It is consistently the most popular text I teach, not only because it's a hilarious page-turner but also because Fox offers truly insightful glimpses into what a sophisticated anthropological mindset can reveal about human cultural life ... Watching the English embodies the anthropological credo of making the strange familiar and the familiar strage. -- Bianca Dahl Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto She's a witty and eloquent writer whose accessible book reads as a scholarly classification of our shared codes of behaviour and an affectionate homage to our foibles. Metro The book captivates at the first page. It's fun. It's also embarrassing. "Yes ... yes," the reader will constantly exclaim. "I'm always doing that"'. Manchester Evening News Watching the English is great for a laugh. But even better, it is a fantastic lesson in deciphering culture - not just of the English, but anyone's. I highly recommend it for both your own personal amusement and as a tool to reflect upon the world we live in. -- Dr Erin B. Taylor Research Fellow, Instituto de Ciencias Sociaias, University of Lisbon Fascinating reading. Oxford Times There's a qualitative difference in the results, the telling detail that adds real weight. Fox brings enough wit and insight to her portrayal of the tribe to raise many a smile of recognition. She has a talent for observation, bringing a sharp and humorous eye and ear to everyday conventions, from the choreography of the English queue to the curious etiquette of weather talk. The Tablet It's a fascinating and insightful book, but what really sets it apart is the informal style aimed squarely at the intelligent layman. City Life, Manchester Fascinating ... Every aspect of English conversation and behaviour is put under the microscope. Watching the English is a thorough study which is interesting and amusing. Western Daily Press Enjoyable good fun, with underlying seriousness - a book to dip into at random and relish for its many acute observations. Leicester Mercury Amusing ... entertaining The Times Fascinating ... excellent -- Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots and Leaves Both hilarious and wincingly accurate in its portrayal of English society What's on in London
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Kate Fox, a social anthropologist, is Co-Director of the Social Issues Research Centre in Oxford and a Fellow of the Institute for Cultural Research. She is also a bestselling author of popular social science. Kate's other books include The Racing Tribe: Watching the Horsewatchers and Drinking and Public Disorder (co-author with Dr Peter Marsh). Kate is regularly invited to speak at the major literary festivals, as well as guest lectures and seminars at universities, institutes, embassies, trade and professional conferences, etc. in the UK and overseas. She gave the Christmas Lecture at the Royal Geographical Society, and won a debate against Boris Johnson for Intelligence Squared, among other high-profile engagements. She is frequently quoted in the Press and interviewed on radio and television. Kate has also been a regular columnist for Psychologies magazine. Kate is married to the neurosurgeon Henry Marsh, CBE.
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Es macht Spaß, ihr dabei zuzuschauen, wie sie die genannten Verhaltensweisen und Grundstimmungen (Humor, Bescheidenheit, Fairness, die Schwierigkeiten bei der zwischenmenschlichen Kontaktaufnahme) in der Weise, wie sie schreibt, selbst immer wieder zum Ausdruck bringt. Ein hohes Maß an Selbstreflexion und Humor. Gerade für uns Deutsche erhellend, da man bei allen Ähnlichkeiten der Nationalcharaktere die Unterschiede besser verstehen lernt. Interessant für kulturell, psychologisch oder anthropologisch Interessierte oder für Leute, die mit Engländer(innen) zu tun haben, und ein großer Lesespaß.
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Ein sehr empfehlenswertes, humorvolles (darunter sehr gut gelungener Humor) und teilweise nachdenkliches Werk, das ich allen halbwegs fröhlichen Menschen empfehle.Vor 7 Tagen von sokolmu veröffentlicht
Finally, someone explained the English to me! So true, and so, so funny. A book I will read more than once, and I keep giving it to friends.Vor 5 Monaten von Sascha veröffentlicht