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The Power of Silence : Silent Communication in Daily Life

Author: Colum Kenny
Publisher: London : Karnac, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book demonstrates that silence is eloquent, powerful, beautiful and even dangerous. It surrounds and permeates our daily lives. Drawing on a wide range of cross-cultural, literary and historical sources, the author explores the uses and abuses of silence. He explains how silence is not associated with solitude alone but has a much broader value within society. The main themes of The Power of Silence are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Power of Silence.
Karnac Books 2011
(OCoLC)692290722
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colum Kenny
ISBN: 9781849408974 1849408971 1283118637 9781283118637
OCLC Number: 729879381
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 304 pages)
Contents: COVER; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; CHAPTER ONE Silent types; CHAPTER TWO Busy silence; CHAPTER THREE Theories of silence; CHAPTER FOUR Silence and the arts; CHAPTER FIVE Film, TV, and music; CHAPTER SIX Constraints of silence; CHAPTER SEVEN Silence in therapy; CHAPTER EIGHT Sacred silence; CHAPTER NINE The silence of God; EPILOGUE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
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Explores the significance of silence in the arts, business, personal relationships, therapy, faith, politics, and other areas of daily life. Drawing on a range of cross-cultural, literary and  Read more...

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