Edward T. Hall

1914 - 2009

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward T. Hall has received more than 390,231 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Edward T. Hall is the 15th most popular anthropologist (up from 17th in 2019), the 1,338th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,419th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Anthropologist.

Edward T. Hall is most famous for his work on proxemics, which is the study of how people use space and distance to communicate.

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Among anthropologists, Edward T. Hall ranks 15 out of 69Before her are Ruth Benedict, Paul Broca, Gregory Bateson, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, A. L. Kroeber, and Eugène Dubois. After her are E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Knud Rasmussen, Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, Raymond Dart, and Marvin Harris.

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Among people born in 1914, Edward T. Hall ranks 40Before her are Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Dylan Thomas, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Max Perutz, Louis, Prince Napoléon, and Boris Christoff. After her are Vjekoslav Luburić, Raymond Davis Jr., William Westmoreland, Alan Hodgkin, Rafael Kubelík, and Mario Bava. Among people deceased in 2009, Edward T. Hall ranks 41Before her are Velupillai Prabhakaran, Robert F. Furchgott, Leszek Kołakowski, Sergey Mikhalkov, Jennifer Jones, and Albert Barillé. After her are Takashi Takabayashi, Natasha Richardson, Juan Almeida Bosque, Ertuğrul Osman, Sverre Fehn, and Amin al-Hafiz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward T. Hall ranks 1,338 out of 15,968Before her are John Fenn (1917), Robert Loggia (1930), Paul Stanley (1952), Debbie Harry (1945), John G. Avildsen (1935), and Jeffrey DeMunn (1947). After her are Julius Axelrod (1912), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Gus Van Sant (1952), Marsha P. Johnson (1945), Rudy Giuliani (1944), and Richard F. Heck (1931).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, Edward T. Hall ranks 6Before her are Margaret Mead (1901), Clifford Geertz (1926), Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Ruth Benedict (1887), and A. L. Kroeber (1876). After her are Marvin Harris (1927), Leslie White (1900), Marshall Sahlins (1930), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), Ann Dunham (1942), and John Lloyd Stephens (1805).