An Anthropologist In The House Of Lords

Social anthropologist Dr Emma Crewe spent three years studying the cultural practices of a unique group of individuals. The subject of her research was not some remote and far flung tribe - but Peers in the House of Lords.

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Dr Crewe introduces us to the natives and reveals how ritual is central to the political process of the second chamber.

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Dr Crewe unravels the crucial and sometimes hidden role of the 'usual channels' in the political process.