Analyzing Cultures: An Introduction and Handbook
Indiana University Press, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 413 pages
Designed for classroom use in a number of disciplines, this comprehensive introduction to cultural semiotics is also an easy-to-use reference for those who would like a better understanding of the topic. No other text provides this kind of practical framework for the classroom study of semiotics. Each of the 12 chapters is clearly written and self-contained.
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Indeed , refusing to shake someone's outstretched hand continues , to this day , to be interpreted as a sign of aggressiveness or as a challenge .
... groups during periods of imposed silence , the hand signals used by traffic personnel , and the hand and arm movements used to conduct an orchestra .
The spatial and orientational use of hand movements , as well as facial expressions and body movement , make up the grammar and lexicon of sign languages .
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This book is an excellent introduction to the principles of semiotics. The writing style is accessible, making it perfect for undergraduates as well as interested lay readers, but also interesting ... Read full review
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Intelligent Organizations: Powerful Models for Systemic Management
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