Many library services and hours are adjusted due to COVID-19. Please check the library's website for updates.

Lac Courte Oreilles College Community Library

An anthropology of everyday life: an autobiography

Book Cover
Average Rating
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
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."
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDfb1858d2-046d-b1a8-9d0d-a823fc4f6f10
Grouping Titleanthropology of everyday life
Grouping Authoredward t hall
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-04-16 05:04:10AM
Last Indexed2021-12-02 05:11:32AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

authorHall, Edward T. (Edward Twitchell), 1914-2009.
author_displayHall, Edward T
available_at_lcocollegeLCO College Library
detailed_location_lcocollegeLac Courte Oreilles Adult Nonfiction
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b10084101.i24335137Lac Courte Oreilles Adult Nonfiction301.0921falsefalseAvailablelcanf
itype_lcocollegeBOOK - HARDCOVER
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
owning_library_lcocollegeLCO College Library
owning_location_lcocollegeLCO College Library
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b10084101BookBooks1st ed.EnglishDoubleday, [1992]xv, 269 pages ; 25 cm
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10084101.i24335137On ShelfAvailablefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
Ethnologists -- United States -- Biography
Hall, Edward T. -- (Edward Twitchell), -- 1914-2009
Intercultural communication
Personality and culture
title_displayAn anthropology of everyday life : an autobiography
title_fullAn anthropology of everyday life : an autobiography / Edward T. Hall
title_shortAn anthropology of everyday life
title_suban autobiography
Hall, Edward T
Intercultural communication
Personality and culture