Beyond Culture Setting & Symbolism

Edward T. Hall
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The King of Ruffle Bar

The King of Ruffle Bar was the name given to a police dog that had lived, happily on Ruffle Bar, an island near New York. The story of the huge effort and expense on the part of the authorities to recapture this dog is used as an example of the insanity of bureaucratic institutions.

BowerBird

The bowerbird and its elaborate courtship rituals and behavior, particularly its decoration of its bower to attract females, is used as an example to illustrate the extension process exhibited by a species.

Stickleback

The detailed account of the mating behavior of the male stickleback (Gastersteidae) is used as an example to illustrate "action chains."

Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the site of the U. S. Foreign Service Institute. Hall recounts his experiences in a downtown hotel and elsewhere in describing the strangeness of Japanese culture...

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