Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Word of the day: kinesics

The word of the day is kinesics:

  1. the study of body movements, gestures, facial expressions, etc., as a means of communication.


"After conducting fieldwork together in New Guinea, Bateson and Mead coproduced ethnographic films and photodocumentation of Balinese kinesics."

- Montgomery McFate, "Anthropology and Counterinsurgency: The Strange Story of their Curious Relationship", March - April 2005 Military Review

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