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Beyond Words : Movement Observation and Analysis - Carol-Lynne Moore

Beyond Words

Movement Observation and Analysis

Paperback Published: 19th October 2011
ISBN: 9780415610025
Number Of Pages: 234

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Beyond Words presents a range of illuminating approaches to examining every day social interactions, to help the reader understand human movement in new ways.

Carol-Lynne Moore and Kaoru Yamamoto build on the principles that they expertly explored in the first edition of the book, maintaining a focus on the processes of movement as opposed to discussions of static body language. The authors combine textual discussion with a new set of website-hosted video instructions to ensure that readers develop an in-depth understanding of nonverbal communication, as well as the work of its most influential analyst, Rudolf Laban.

This fully-revised, extensively illustrated second edition includes a new introduction by the authors. It presents a fascinating insight into this vital field of study, and will be an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners in many activities, from performing and martial arts, athletics, to therapeutic and spiritual practices, conflict resolution, business interactions, and intercultural relations.

'A clearly presented and richly referenced synthesis of theories from anthropology, psychology, and neuropsychology supports their approach to movement analysis. This analysis also considers biological, socio-cultural, individual, and situational influences on human action... [includes] thought-provoking theoretical discussions, challenging exercises, and an introductory training in movement observation.' - Carlotta J. Willis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Module Ap. 3
In search of an elusive phenomenonp. 5
The perception of human movementp. 11
Enhancing movement awareness*p. 28
Body knowledge/body prejudicep. 32
Deciphering human movements*p. 58
Movement as metaphorp. 65
Module Bp. 85
Functions of movement in human lifep. 87
Movements in context*p. 127
Basic parameters of movement*p. 130
Observation in practice: process and structurep. 150
Observation in practice: as experts see itp. 177
Challenges and horizonsp. 211
Referencesp. 220
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780415610025
ISBN-10: 0415610028
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 19th October 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition