Advances in Non-Verbal Communication: Sociocultural, clinical, esthetic and literary perspectives

Advances in Non-Verbal Communication: Sociocultural, clinical, esthetic and literary perspectives

By: Fernando Poyatos (editor)Hardback

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This volume on nonverbal communication studies, the most multi- and interdisciplinary contribution to this field in almost twenty years, offers numerous suggestions for further research in many hitherto unexplored areas. The twenty contributions include the most recent theoretical and empirical crosscultural studies of gestures from historical, communicative and sociopsychological perspectives. In addition the volume presents novel psychological and clinical studies of nonverbal behaviors in connection with, for instance, aphasias and children's experience of artificial limbs. A whole section is devoted to nonverbal communication in literature and literary translation, and a discussion of art and literature, which opens new avenues for literary analysis and a better understanding of reading as a recreational experience. A unique feature is a discussion of Nonverbal Communication Studies as an academic area (including detailed outlines of three current courses), complemented by an extensive bibliography.


1. Preface; 2. Acknowledgements; 3. List of Contributors; 4. Introduction (by Poyatos, Fernando); 5. Part I. Theoretical research perspectives in nonverbal communication studies; 6. The Interaction of Visual and Verbal Features in Human Communication (by Streeck, Jurgen); 7. Auditory Communication: Non-Verbal, Pre-Verbal, and Co-Verbal (by Wescott, Roger W.); 8. The Audible-Visual Approach to Speech as Basic to Nonverbal Communication Research (by Poyatos, Fernando); 9. Prolegomenon to the Elaboration of a New Discipline: Ethnogestics (by Koechlin, Bernard); 10. The Rational of Gestures in the West: A History form the 3rd to the 13th Centuries (by Schmitt, Jean-Claude); 11. Part II. Social and clinical aspects of nonverbal interaction; 12. Does Nonverbal Communication Cause Happiness? (by Argyle, Michael); 13. The Dissociation between Motor and Symbolic Movements in coverbal Behavior (by Hadar, Uri); 14. The Relevance of Logical Formalisms for Nonverbal Clinical Observations (by Lowenthal, Francis); 15. Children's Artificial Limbs: Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Implications (by McDonnel, Paul); 16. Part III. Cultural and Crosscultural Perspectives on Gestures; 17. Six Characters in Search of a Gesture: Chinese Graphs and Corporal Behavior (by Shun-chiu, Yau); 18. Facial and Manual Components of Italian Symbolic Gestures (by Ricci Bitti, Pio Enrico); 19. The Veiled Face and Expressiveness Among the Tuaregs (by Hawad-Claudot, Helene); 20. Many Gestures, Many Meanings: Nonverbal Diversity in Israel (by Schneller, Raphael); 21. Part IV. Nonverbal Communication in Literature: Advancements in Literary Anthropology; 22. Nonverbal Communication in the Classics: Research Opportunities (by Holoka, James P.); 23. Affect Displays in the Epic Poetry of Homer, Vergil, and Ovid (by Lateiner, Donald); 24. Nonverbal Expressiveness in Late Greek Epic: Quintus of Smyrna, and Nonnus (by Newbold, Ronald); 25. Describing Nonverbal Behavior in the Odyssey: Scenes and Verbal Frames as Translation Problems (by Vermeer, Hans J.); 26. Paralanguage and Quasiparalinguistic Sounds as a Concern of Literary Analysis (by Poyatos, Fernando); 27. Part V. Art and Literature: The Visual Recreation; 28. Visual Meaning in Greek Drama: Sophocles' Ajax and the Art of Dying (by Golder, Herbert); 29. Part VI. Nonverbal Communication in Literature: Advancements in Literature: Advancements in Literary Anthropology; 30. The Interdisciplinary Teaching of Nonverbal Communication: Academic and Social Implications (by Poyatos, Fernando); 31. Name Index; 32. Subject Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027220851
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 412
  • ID: 9789027220851
  • weight: 730
  • ISBN10: 9027220859

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