In this Book
- Kinesics and Context: Essays on Body Motion Communication
- Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press
- Series: Conduct and Communication
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Ray L. Birdwhistell, in this study of human body motion (a study he terms kinesics), advances the theory that human communication needs and uses all the senses, that the information conveyed by human gestures and movements is coded and patterned differently in various cultures, and that these codes can be discovered by skilled scrutiny of particular movements within a social context.