Cover

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Editor's Note

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Introduction

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pp. xi-xiv

THESE essays are based on the conviction that body motion is a learned form of communication, which is patterned within a culture and which can be broken down into an ordered system of isolable elements. This book is not a journal of completed research. Nor is it designed as a textbook in kinesics...

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PART 1: Learning To Be a Human Body

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pp. 1-62

HUMAN BEING is not a black box with one orifice for emitting a A chunk of stuff called communication and another for receiving it. And, at the same time, communication is not simply the sum of the bits of information which pass between two people in a given period of time...

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PART 2: Isolating Behavior

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pp. 63-91

THERE IS a large, though scarcely comprehensive, literature dealing with the rules, the etiquette, the conventions of formal, interpersonal exchanges. In a sense, such studies might be regarded as describing interpersonal exchanges from above. We are concerned here with studying them from below. That is, by studying that systematic and patterned behavior...

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PART 3: Approaching Behavior

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pp. 93-143

UNLESS THE student of structural analysis of communication is so omnivorous in his conception of communication that he defines it to include all of culture, he must have distinct, or at least heuristically distinguishable, contexts for measuring the behavior which he is attempting to order. If he is going to study the communicated shifts of behavior in groups, he must know the contexts of these occurrences...

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PART 4: Collecting Data: Observing, Filming, and Interviewing

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pp. 144-170

PAUL BYERS and Ken Hymen have worked on ideas about still photographs which influenced our view at Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute of the extended present, recorded and signaled by the still photo. I have always been wary of the still camera as a research tool for the study of movement, expression, and, even, for the study of stance...

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PART 5: Research on an Interview

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pp. 172-251

WHILE body motion behavior is based in the physiological structure, the communicative aspects of this behavior are patterned by social and cultural experience. The meaning of such behavior is not so simple that it can be itemized in a glossary of gestures. Nor is meaning encapsulated atomistically in particular motions. It can be derived only from the examination...

Appendixes

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pp. 253-304

Bibliography

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pp. 305-338