Recommend your favourite cultural anthropology books!
November 4, 2010 5:36 AM Subscribe
Watching the [insert society here]. Recommend books about the hidden rules and cultural values of a society.
posted by so much modern time to society & culture (9 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
Recently, I've been reading Kate Fox's Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour
, a book from an English social anthropologist to uncover exactly what makes English society tick. It's whetted my appetite to read more of this type of book. I'm not talking about things that tourists might need to watch out for when visiting, but more about the rules of a society that everyone in that society unconsciously knows and follows.
What other cultural anthropology books are there out there about the hidden and unspoken rules of a society? They don't necessarily have to be about present-day societies, they can be about historical societies and cultures. It'd also be great if they were written in a fairly accessible way and for the layperson.