A Short History of Rudeness

A Short History of Rudeness

Manners, Morals, and Misbehavior in Modern America

Book - 1999
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"In his thought-provoking new book, literary/social critic Mark Caldwell gives us a history of the demise of manners and charts the triumphant progress of rudeness in America. Touching on aspects of both our public and private lives, including work, family, and sex, he examines how the rules of behavior inevitably change and explains why, no matter how hard we try, we can never return to a golden era of civilized manners and mores."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Picador USA, c1999
Edition: 1st Picador USA ed
ISBN: 9780312204327
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 22 cm


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