“They learn that a thatched cottage with roses round the door represents ‘ye olde England’; or that waves crashing onto rocks signifies ‘wild untamed nature’; or especially that a person with a camera draped around his/her neck is a ‘tourist’.”
It is lucky/a shame that there is not such an immediate way to identify smug sociologists.
Identifiers for smug sociologists -
Comfortable owned house.
Ecological or Sonic Youth tote.
Walking boot company trainers that last a long time and are comfortable and hideous and lace up like a cantilever bridge.