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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.
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.