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The Body as a medium of expression : essays based on a course of lectures given at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Author: Jonathan Benthall; Ted Polhemus
Publisher: New York : Dutton, [1975] ©1975
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Body as a medium of expression.
New York : Dutton, 1975
(OCoLC)762336061
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Benthall; Ted Polhemus
ISBN: 0525473823 9780525473824
OCLC Number: 1976992
Description: 339 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A prospectus, as published in Studio International, July 1972 / Jonathan Benthall, Director, Royal Anthropological Institute --
Social Bodies / Ted Polhemus, Department of anthropology, University College, London --
Background considerations to the study of the body as a medium of 'expression' / Ray L. Birdwhistell, Senior research scientist, Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, and professor of communication, Annenberg school of communication, University of Pennsylvania --
The body and social metaphor / Donald G. Macrae, professor of sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science --
Objective sign and subjective meaning / Roger Poole, Department of English, University of Nottingham : A comment by R.A. Hinde and a short reply by Roger Poole --
The comparative study of non-verbal communication / R.A. Hinde, Royal society research professor and director of medical research council on the development and integration of behavior, Madingley, Cambridge, England : A comment by Jonathan Benthall --
The syntaxes of bodily communication / Michael Argyle, reader in social psychology, University of Oxford --
Paralinguistics / David Crystal, Department of linguistic science, University of Reading --
The communicative hand / J.A.V. Bates, Consultant, national hospital for nervous diseases, London --
Gestural-sign language and the study of non-verbal communication / Aaron V. Cicourel, professor and chairman of department of sociology, University of California, San Diego --
The expressive style of a motor-bike culture / Paul E. Willis, centre for contemporary cultural studies, Birmingham, England --
Race and the embodiment of culture / John F. Szwed, director, center for urban ethnography, University of Pennsylvania --
The Body in tantra / Philip S. Rawson, curator, Gulbenkian museum of oriental art, school of oriental studies, University of Durham --
Gay technology and the body politic / John O'neill, professor of sociology, York University, Toronto --
The image of God, or two yards of skin / John Broadbent, Professor of English literature, University of East Anglia.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Benthall and Ted Polhemus.

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