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Behaving Ourselves

Audiobook

David Mitchell sets out on a vigorous but impeccably polite investigation into the confusing world of manners. Are they really in decline, as many would have us believe? Or are we just throwing off the shackles of the Victorian obsession with etiquette?

Over the course of the series, David eats his lunchtime sandwiches with children in a primary school, and later goes to a street market to see manners - good and bad - in action. He explores where our manners come from with Professors Steven Pinker from Harvard University and the author Henry Hitchings. What do we mean by 'civility' and 'good manners' in public places? Why are people still pinching vicars' bottoms, and what can the state do to improve standards of public behaviour? And, David asks, how is the digital age changing our sense of public space?

Produced by Chris Ledgard.


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Publisher: BBC Audio Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781787532960
  • File size: 52809 KB
  • Release date: October 4, 2018
  • Duration: 01:50:01

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781787532960
  • File size: 52815 KB
  • Release date: October 4, 2018
  • Duration: 01:51:01
  • Number of parts: 2

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MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

David Mitchell sets out on a vigorous but impeccably polite investigation into the confusing world of manners. Are they really in decline, as many would have us believe? Or are we just throwing off the shackles of the Victorian obsession with etiquette?

Over the course of the series, David eats his lunchtime sandwiches with children in a primary school, and later goes to a street market to see manners - good and bad - in action. He explores where our manners come from with Professors Steven Pinker from Harvard University and the author Henry Hitchings. What do we mean by 'civility' and 'good manners' in public places? Why are people still pinching vicars' bottoms, and what can the state do to improve standards of public behaviour? And, David asks, how is the digital age changing our sense of public space?

Produced by Chris Ledgard.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    BBC Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781787532960
    File size: 52809 KB
    Release date: October 4, 2018
    Duration: 01:50:01

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781787532960
    File size: 52815 KB
    Release date: October 4, 2018
    Duration: 01:51:01
    Number of parts: 2

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English