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    The Racing Tribe: Watching the Horsewatchers (Paperback) By (author) Kate Fox


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    DescriptionAnthropologists are supposed to do their research in uncomfortable parts of the world but for Kate Fox, investigating the Racing Tribe meant wandering around nowhere more inhospitable than racetracks. It's here that she saw a tribal subculture with distinctive customs and rituals. Kate gives a witty description of the strange ceremonies observed by racegoers and their special codes of behaviour. The personal story of interviewing half-naked jockeys in weighing rooms, overcoming a fear of the scary trainers and struggling to understand the tribe's strange dialect gives this book an endearing human dimension. A day at the races will never seem the same again.

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    The Racing Tribe
    Watching the Horsewatchers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Fox
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 24 mm
    Thickness: 198 mm
    Weight: 291 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843581567
    ISBN 10: 1843581566

    BIC E4L: SPO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.3
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    BIC subject category V2: WSNB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14400
    DC22: 798.4
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    1 x 32 bw photos
    Imprint name
    Metro Books,London
    Publication date
    30 November 2005
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    Author Information
    Kate Fox, a social anthropologist, is co-director of the Social Issues Research Centre in Oxofrd and a Fellow of the Institute of Cultural Research. She monitors and assesses global sociocultural trends, researching and writing on many aspects of human behaviour, including drinking, flirting and gossip.