Uncommon History of Common Courtesy

Editor/Author Patrick, Bethanne
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: National Geographic Society

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0826-3
Category: Social Sciences
Book Status: Available
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With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Judith Martin (aka Miss Manners)
  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER ONE SHAKE HANDS, TIP HATS
  • HANDSHAKES
  • BOWING
  • KISSING & HUGGING
  • GREETINGS & SALUTATIONS
  • HONORIFICS & NAMES
  • GESTURES
  • CHAPTER TWO SAY THE MAGIC WORDS
  • SAYING PLEASE
  • SAYING THANK YOU
  • SAYING YOU'RE WELCOME
  • SAYING HELLO
  • SAYING "HOW ARE YOU?"
  • SAYING GOODBYE
  • CHAPTER THREE ELBOWS OFF THE TABLE
  • HOSTS
  • GUESTS
  • TABLES
  • UTENSILS
  • FOODS
  • DRINKS
  • CHAPTER FOUR RANK'S PRIVILEGES
  • MATTERS OF STATE
  • DOWN TO BUSINESS
  • ALL IN THE TIMING
  • BETTER LEFT UNSAID
  • CLOTHES CALL
  • NO RULES
  • CHAPTER FIVE ALL IN THE FAMILY
  • BIRTH
  • CHILDHOOD
  • RELATIVES
  • CELEBRATIONS
  • OBSERVANCES
  • OBLIGATIONS
  • CHAPTER SIX THE GAME OF LIFE
  • EQUIPMENT
  • TRAINING
  • COMPETITION
  • ELEMENTARY
  • UNIVERSITY
  • PROFESSIONAL
  • CHAPTER SEVEN ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • ON THE GROUND
  • BEHIND THE WHEEL
  • IN AIR OR WATER
  • CROSSING
  • BOUNDARIES
  • CARRYING
  • CHAPTER EIGHT GETTING & SPENDING
  • CURRENCY
  • SERVICE
  • NEGOTIATION
  • STAFF
  • COLLEAGUES
  • COMPETITORS
  • Acknowledgments
  • Say Please and Thank You in Many Languages
  • Manner Mavens: In Their Own Words