How To Observe: Morals and Manners (Paperback)

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How to Observe Morals and Manners is a sociological treatise on methods of observing manners and morals written by Harriet Martineau in 1837-8 after a tour of America. She stated that she wasn't looking for fodder for a book, but also privately remarked that "I am tired of being kept floundering among the details which are all a Hall and a Trollope who wrote Domestic Manners of the Americans] can bring away." As opposed to Victorian prescriptive handbooks of how societies ought to behave, Martineau focuses on observing locals on their own terms and emphasizes the need to accept cultural relativism of other people.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781974531479
ISBN-10: 1974531473
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: August 16th, 2017
Pages: 84
Language: English