Beyond Culture

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Beyond Culture is a 1976 book by American anthropologist Edward T. Hall.

High vs. low context culture[edit]

Extension transference[edit]


A key factor in explaining the sad state of American education can be found in over-bureaucratization, which is seen in the compulsion to consolidate our public schools into massive factories and to increase to mammoth size our universities even in underpopulated states. The problem with bureaucracies is that they have to work hard and long to keep from substituting self-serving survival and growth for their original primary objective. Few succeed. Bureaucracies have no soul, no memory, and no conscience. If there is a single stumbling block on the road to the future, it is the bureaucracy as we know it. (p. 219)

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External links[edit]

  • The Grip of Culture: Edward T. Hall (pdf) -- a faithful synopsis by Sergio Missana covering:
    • The Silent Language (1959)
    • The Hidden Dimension (1966)
    • Beyond Culture (1976)
  • Edward T. Hall and The History of Intercultural Communication: The United States and Japan (pdf) by Everett M. Rogers, William B. Hart, and Yoshitaka Miike (2002)
  • Beyond Culture: Communicating with Asian American Children and Families(pdf) by Gary Huang (1997) at Teachers College, Columbia University (from