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The Resource Dictionary of gestures : expressive comportments and movements in use around the world, François Caradec ; illustrated by Philippe Cousin ; translated by Chris Clarke

Dictionary of gestures : expressive comportments and movements in use around the world, François Caradec ; illustrated by Philippe Cousin ; translated by Chris Clarke

Label
Dictionary of gestures : expressive comportments and movements in use around the world
Title
Dictionary of gestures
Title remainder
expressive comportments and movements in use around the world
Statement of responsibility
François Caradec ; illustrated by Philippe Cousin ; translated by Chris Clarke
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"This is an illustrated dictionary of over 850 gestures from around the world. Gestures often convey meanings that transcend borders, but sometimes they bear vastly different meanings from one continent to another. A dictionary, then, of bodily signs made voluntarily in order to communicate in a open manner: not sign language, no involuntary psychoanalytic "tells," no dance moves, and no secret means of exchange (for example, the recent appropriation of the same "a-ok" gesture mentioned above by white supremecists) or professional codes (military, for example). Which is not to make this book sound limited, but rather to explain that the overall guiding principle is the way we go about joining words to gestures throughout the world in our everyday lives (gestures don't constitute a language in and of themselves), with a side interest in the fact that there are no universals in the realm of the gesture. All entries are illustrated in a how-to manner via drawings (utilizing men, women, and children from all cultures, reflecting the book's global coverage), while illustrations from other sources showing gestures being performed in various cultural contexts throughout history are also scattered throughout the book and the introduction. Entries are organized by body parts and body regions, from head to foot (with everything in between: chin, nose, thumb, buttocks, and 33 other body parts), with an index for intention and interpretation of the different gestures (i.e., Complicity, Despair, Homosexuality, Indifference, Satisfaction, and so on) that makes for a different means of taxonomy"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caradec, François
Dewey number
302.2/22
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
P117
LC item number
.C2713 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cousin, Philippe
  • Clarke, Chris
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gesture
  • Body language
  • Semiotics
  • Body language.
Label
Dictionary of gestures : expressive comportments and movements in use around the world, François Caradec ; illustrated by Philippe Cousin ; translated by Chris Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Dictionnaire des gestes : attitudes et mouvements expressifs en usage dans le monde entier
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cheeks -- The Chin -- The Neck -- The Shoulders -- The Armpits -- The Arms -- The Forearm -- The Elbow -- The Wrist -- The Fingernails -- The Hand -- The Fist -- Both Hands -- Hand to Hand -- The Thumb -- The Index Finger -- The Middle Finger -- The Ring Finger -- The Little Finger (The Pinky) -- The Torso -- The Chest -- The Hips -- The Waist and the Stomach -- The Buttocks -- The Groin, the Genitals, the Thighs -- The Knees, the Legs -- The Foot
Control code
sky293856728
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780262038492
Lccn
2018010758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
nj 01/19
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dictionary of gestures : expressive comportments and movements in use around the world, François Caradec ; illustrated by Philippe Cousin ; translated by Chris Clarke
Publication
Note
Translation of: Dictionnaire des gestes : attitudes et mouvements expressifs en usage dans le monde entier
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cheeks -- The Chin -- The Neck -- The Shoulders -- The Armpits -- The Arms -- The Forearm -- The Elbow -- The Wrist -- The Fingernails -- The Hand -- The Fist -- Both Hands -- Hand to Hand -- The Thumb -- The Index Finger -- The Middle Finger -- The Ring Finger -- The Little Finger (The Pinky) -- The Torso -- The Chest -- The Hips -- The Waist and the Stomach -- The Buttocks -- The Groin, the Genitals, the Thighs -- The Knees, the Legs -- The Foot
Control code
sky293856728
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780262038492
Lccn
2018010758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
nj 01/19
Other physical details
illustrations

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