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4.7 out of 5 stars
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on 18 December 1998
In 1962 this book was provided to all Peace Corps Volunteers as part of their preparation for working abroad in non-U.S. cultures. Hall describes categories of communication which can be used to compare any two cultures. He discusses not only conversation but a number of non-verbal communication areas, with good illustrative scenarios, for the variety of attitudes toward personal space, use of time, interaction with authorities and the law, etc. His ideas seem congruent with Marshall McLuhan's famous concept of "the medium as the message." For me, --as a very verbal person, an artist, and a world traveler-- this book provided new and useful insights about inter- and intracultural communication. It is clearly organized, well written, fascinating, and as relevant to today's global communication as when it was written.
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on 29 December 2003
Quite aged now, this classic text of how non-verbal communication influences behaviour is a must for anyone studying anthroplogy, psychology or a number of related subjects. Written in a straight-forward tone, it is an easy and enjoyable read for anyone.
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on 28 September 2013
I first read this for a Poly project as a youngster. Its brilliance is built on what you know, or think you know, but perhaps don't fully appreciate until you are told or have it explained to you. ET Hall is a level above. Have a read, it'll highlight so much, you'll be surprised, and very impressed.
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on 2 February 1998
Hall delves into most of the possible modes of non-verbal communication. You will learn consciously what you have been doing unconsciously and will learn much about reading others' emotions and thoughts by their behavior. A real winner! Also a good companion volume to Morris's "The Naked Ape."
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on 27 April 2014
The book was obviously old and perhaps had not been stored very well. However it provided the information I needed
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on 27 February 2016
In spite of its quite old but it's fruitful
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on 16 December 2016
Exactly as described and in the time frame
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