Beyond Culture

Copertina anteriore
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 7 dic 1976 - 320 pagine
3 Recensioni
Google non verifica le recensioni, ma controlla e rimuove i contenuti falsi quando vengono identificati
From a renowned American anthropologist comes a proud celebration of human capacities. For too long, people have taken their own ways of life for granted, ignoring the vast, international cultural community that srrounds them. Humankind must now embark on the difficult journey beyond culture, to the discovery of a lost self a sense of perspective. By holding up a mirror, Hall permits us to see the awesome grip of unconscious culture. With concrete examples ranging from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake to the mating habits of the bowerbird of New Guinea, Hall shows us ourselves. Beyond Culture is a book about self-discovery; it is a voyage we all must embark on if mankind is to survive.

"Fascinating and emotionally challenging. . . . The book's graceful, non-technical style and the many illuminating, real-life illustrations make it a delight to read." —Library Journal

"Hall's book helps us to rethink our values. . . . We come away from it exhilarated." —Ashley Montagu

"In this penetrating analysis of the culturally determined yet 'unconscious' attitudes that mold our thought, feeling, communication and behavior. . . . Hall makes explicit taken-for-granted linguistic patterns, body rhythms, personality dynamics, educational goals. . . . Many of Hall's ideas are original and incisive . . . [and] should reward careful readers with new ways of thinking about themselves and others." —Publishers Weekly

"A fascintaing book which stands beside The Hidden Dimension and The Silent Language to prove Hall one of the most original anthropologists of our era." —Paul Bohannan
 

Cosa dicono le persone - Scrivi una recensione

Google non verifica le recensioni, ma controlla e rimuove i contenuti falsi quando vengono identificati

LibraryThing Review

Recensione dell'utente  - jaygheiser - LibraryThing

Notes "Brilliant book. Thoroughly enjoyed it and want more. This is the one who created the theory of 'high context' vx 'low context' cultures. Hall was one of the sources my Cross-Cultural ... Leggi recensione completa

LibraryThing Review

Recensione dell'utente  - KromesTomes - LibraryThing

Some very fascinating insights on how culture affects one's worldview ... although somewhat anti-Western in outlook. Leggi recensione completa

Sommario

Introduction
1
Action Chains
141
Covert Culture and Action Chains
153
Imagery and Memory
169
Cultural and Primate Bases of Education
189
Culture as an Irrational Force
213
Culture as Identification
223
Notes
241
Bibliography
265
Index
281
Copyright

Altre edizioni - Visualizza tutto

Parole e frasi comuni

Informazioni sull'autore (1976)

Edward T. Hall was a widely traveled anthropologist whose fieldwork took him all over the world—from the Pueblo cultures of the American Southwest to Europe and the Middle East. As director of the State Department’s Point Four Training Program in the 1950s, Dr. Hall’s mission was to teach foreign-bound technicians and administrators how to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries. He was a consultant to architects on human factors in design and to business and government agencies in the field of intercultural relations, and had taught at the University of Denver, Bennington College, the Washington School of Psychiatry, the Harvard Business School, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Northwestern University.
            Dr. Hall was born in Webster Groves, Missouri. He received an A.B. degree from the University of Denver, and M.A. from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University. He lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, until his death in 2009.

Informazioni bibliografiche