The Resource An anthropology of everyday life : an autobiography, Edward T. Hall

An anthropology of everyday life : an autobiography, Edward T. Hall

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An anthropology of everyday life : an autobiography
Title
An anthropology of everyday life
Title remainder
an autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Edward T. Hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1959, a groundbreaking study of nonverbal communication, The Silent Language, was published to international acclaim. Written by Edward T. Hall, a cultural anthropologist, it was one of the first books to examine the complex ways people communicate with one another without speaking. More than thirty years later, The Silent Language has never been out of print, has been translated into several languages, has sold more than 1.5 million copies in the U.S., and remains the definitive book in its field. Today, Ned Hall is a world-renowned expert in intercultural communication, sought after by government agencies, businesses and universities throughout the world for his expertise in interpreting the hidden meanings behind what people are saying to one another. Now, in a remarkably candid and personal book, he tells the story of the first fifty years of his fascinating life. Although it began inauspiciously when he was virtually abandoned by his parents to the care of others, his early exposure to diverse cultures started him on his path toward decoding the deeper, hidden layers of human behavior. By the time he was in his early twenties, he had lived in Missouri, New Mexico, France, Germany and on Indian reservations in the Southwest. Building dams with the Hopi and Navajo, he began to realize the very deep differences in these two dissimilar cultures and our own as to how each viewed time, space, bargains and other aspects of daily communication. While serving in the army during World War II, he perceived how the formal army culture differed from the informal one, adding further weight to the new theories he was developing. Working for the State Department under President Truman, he trained foreign service officers who were being sent to underdeveloped countries. Hall's message to them--that there were profound disparities in the attitudes of different cultures toward time, space and relationships--was considered almost heretical at the time. Today, Hall's books are required reading for the Peace Corps. With charm, warmth, and wit, Ned Hall tells of years filled with adventure, glory, pain and disappointment, discovery and achievement. Throughout his life and in the pages of his autobiography, he incorporates his belief that decoding hidden meanings will help people to discover "the anthropology of everyday life."
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Edward T.
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN21.H24
LC item number
A3 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hall, Edward T.
  • Hall, Edward Twitchell
  • Hall, Edward T.
  • Hall, Edward Twitchell
  • Ethnologists
  • Intercultural communication
  • Personality and culture
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Ethnologues
  • Communication interculturelle
  • Personnalité et culture
  • Ethnopsychologie
  • Ethnologists
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Intercultural communication
  • Personality and culture
  • Culturele antropologie
  • Interculturele communicatie
  • anthropologie
  • Autobiographie
  • United States
Label
An anthropology of everyday life : an autobiography, Edward T. Hall
Link
https://archive.org/details/anthropologyofev00hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-269)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Early Days 1914-1931. 1. Growing Up in the Twenties. 2. The Mueller and Los Alamos Schools. 3. The Aspen Ranch School. 4. Living with the Artists. 5. Impressionism in New Mexico. 6. Something Alive -- pt. II. Indian Country in the Thirties 1932-1935. 7. Spider Woman. 8. The Navajo and the Hopi. 9. Nature's Classroom -- pt. III. Transitions 1935-1949. 10. The Hispanics. 11. Army Life. 12. The Micronesians. 13. Academia: University of Denver. 14. Academia: Bennington College -- pt. IV. Washington, D.C. 1950-1963. 15. The Diplomats at State. 16. Definitions of Culture. 17. The Devil's Name Was Time. 18. The Psychiatrists. 19. Broken Idols. 20. The Underlying Truth
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780385237444
Lccn
91018989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23868155
  • (OCoLC)ocm23868155
Label
An anthropology of everyday life : an autobiography, Edward T. Hall
Link
https://archive.org/details/anthropologyofev00hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-269)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Early Days 1914-1931. 1. Growing Up in the Twenties. 2. The Mueller and Los Alamos Schools. 3. The Aspen Ranch School. 4. Living with the Artists. 5. Impressionism in New Mexico. 6. Something Alive -- pt. II. Indian Country in the Thirties 1932-1935. 7. Spider Woman. 8. The Navajo and the Hopi. 9. Nature's Classroom -- pt. III. Transitions 1935-1949. 10. The Hispanics. 11. Army Life. 12. The Micronesians. 13. Academia: University of Denver. 14. Academia: Bennington College -- pt. IV. Washington, D.C. 1950-1963. 15. The Diplomats at State. 16. Definitions of Culture. 17. The Devil's Name Was Time. 18. The Psychiatrists. 19. Broken Idols. 20. The Underlying Truth
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780385237444
Lccn
91018989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23868155
  • (OCoLC)ocm23868155

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