Star-Spangled Manners

In Which Miss Manners Defends American Etiquette (for a Change)

By Judith Martin
W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393325010, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 2003

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Description
Hailed by George Will as "The National Bureau of Standards," Judith Martin, who has "made etiquette writing an exercise in wit" Book), recounts here how Americans fashioned this etiquette of egalitarian respect a fascinating story that spans from the misunderstood origins of our table manners to the much overlooked legacy of African slaves to etiquette.



About the Author
Judith N. Martin is currently Herberger Professor of Communication in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. She received her Ph.D. in speech communication from the Pennsylvania State University. She also studied at the Universite de Grenoble for a year, and was involved in study aboard administration for a number of years. She also has experience in cross cultural training and has co-authored three books with Prof. Tom Nakayama. Her current research interests focus on: the role of communication in cross cultural transitions, white identity and and communication, and pedagogical issues in teaching intercultural communication.
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