Approaching British Culture

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I think that the British culture is not something unknown to me (even similar in some aspects to the Spanish culture) but I do not think I could “pass an exam” about this subject ;). We need prepare ourselves to understand the British humour, the incomprehensible cricket, and how to properly address the famous British gentlemen and ladies 🙂 ;).

For this purpose I would like to share with you this book that I think is going to be very interesting and useful. It was recommended by Juanita Wijnands from Ideas4Culture, whom I would like to thank.

51NKb5xB0gL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX342_SY445_CR,0,0,342,445_SH20_OU02_watching the english“Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour” (Kate Fox) (2005)

“Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour. Revisated and Updated” (Kate Fox) (2014)

“In this completely revised and updated edition of international bestseller WATCHING THE ENGLISH, anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people.”

“… Kate Fox has deciphered yet more enigmatic behaviour codes, adding new rules, new subcultures, new chapters and over 100 updates. If you’re English, this new edition of Kate Fox’s acclaimed international bestseller will make you stand back and re-examine everything you take for granted – and if you aren’t English you’ll finally understand all our peculiar little ways.”

“WATCHING THE ENGLISH has sold more than half a million copies … Not only a worldwide bestseller, but also a set text for university anthropology courses, WATCHING THE ENGLISH has been widely praised as a revealing and entertaining dissection of the English national character.”

 

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