Communicating: The Multiple Modes of Human Interconnection

Synopsis

In Communicating , the anthropologist Ruth Finnegan considers the many and varied modes through which we humans communicate and the multisensory resources we draw on.The book uncovers the amazing array of sounds, sights, smells, gestures, looks, movements, touches and material objects which humans use so creatively to interconnect both nearby and across space and time - resources consistently underestimated in those western ideologies that prioritise 'rationality' and referential language.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2002