Beyond Culture - Study Guide Chapter 2, Man as Extension Summary & Analysis

Edward T. Hall
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An extension process is the result of an organism altering its environment in some way and comprises two complementary processes, the external and the internal. Extensions can be developed and evolved much faster than the body. Extensions permit man to solve problems and to "evolve and adapt at great speed without changing the basic structure of his body."

If actions occur without the control of the conscience, dangerous social behaviors result. In Western society, sexual controls are invested, for the most part, in the woman; that is, they are internalized. In contrast, in Arab cultures the belief persists that the sexual drive is so strong in men and the capacity of women to resist is so weak that under no circumstances are man and women to be allowed to be present alone together in a room behind closed doors...

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