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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 451,213 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Edward T. Hall is the 17th most popular anthropologist (down from 15th in 2019), the 1,769th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,337th 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 17 out of 69Before her are Gregory Bateson, Eugène Dubois, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Knud Rasmussen, and A. L. Kroeber. After her are Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, Mary Leakey, Richard Leakey, Marvin Harris, and Leslie White.

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Among people born in 1914, Edward T. Hall ranks 64Before her are Lilli Palmer, Jan Karski, Unity Mitford, Kurt Franz, Creighton Abrams, and Lina Bo Bardi. After her are Jean-Pierre Vernant, Martin Gardner, Pierre Balmain, Demetrios I of Constantinople, Carlo Maria Giulini, and Archduchess Adelheid of Austria. Among people deceased in 2009, Edward T. Hall ranks 50Before her are Patrick McGoohan, Mario Benedetti, Albert Barillé, Amin al-Hafiz, Velupillai Prabhakaran, and Ernst Barkmann. After her are Hussein-Ali Montazeri, Kim Peek, Clive Granger, Sverre Fehn, Marek Edelman, and Vyacheslav Tikhonov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward T. Hall ranks 1,769 out of 18,182Before her are Robert Reich (1946), Tex Avery (1908), Loretta Young (1913), Moby (1965), Cab Calloway (1907), and Aaron Eckhart (1968). After her are Leon M. Lederman (1922), Kim Peek (1951), Axl Rose (1962), Steven Chu (1948), Johnny Ramone (1948), and Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

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