The Xenophobe's Guide to the Poles Paperback
Part of the Xenophobe's Guides series
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 86 pages, map
- Publisher: Oval Books
- Publication Date: 01/06/2000
- Category: Physical anthropology & ethnography
- ISBN: 9781906042448
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Review by CaroPi
The book is nice and in most cases accurate, nevertheless as a person that has been living in Poland for over 6 years and having also polish background there are some aspects of the book that should be clarify. One of them is at the very end when she mention that polish people tend to use diminutives. This is true only for Krakow, in other places the expressions are not mention in the same way. Another aspect that she should clarify is the church. People still going to church, even young people go around on Sunday to church and you will find several times that there is not place to seat. I will not point out all the errors, instead I will recognize the effort to show in such a short book how polish people are. Of course the book is outdated in some aspects but is a good first approach to how polish people behave and their traditions, and the fact that she does this in just 86 pages is pretty amazing.