Edward T. Hall

American anthropologist

Edward Twitchell Hall, Jr. (May 16, 1914 – July 20, 2009) was an American anthropologist and cross-cultural researcher. He is remembered for developing the concept of proxemics and exploring cultural and social cohesion, and describing how people behave and react in different types of culturally defined personal space.

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The Silent Language (1959)Edit

  • Culture hides more than it reveals, and strangely enough what it hides, it hides most effectively from its own participants.
  • The real job is not to understand foreign culture but to understand our own.

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