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Dictionary Of Gestures: Expressive Comportments and Movements in Use Around the World

Author: Francois Caradec.

Dictionary Of Gestures: Expressive Comportments and Movements in Use Around the World

Author: Francois Caradec.

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Item #: D32818
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: MIT
ISBN: 9780262038492
A vigorous nod of the head, a bold jut of the chin, an enthusiastic thumbs-up: all speak louder than words—yet the same gesture may have different meanings in other cultures. What Americans understand as the "A-OK gesture," for example, is an obscene insult in the Arab world. French polymath François Caradec compiled this illustrated dictionary ... More
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A vigorous nod of the head, a bold jut of the chin, an enthusiastic thumbs-up: all speak louder than words—yet the same gesture may have different meanings in other cultures. What Americans understand as the "A-OK gesture," for example, is an obscene insult in the Arab world. French polymath François Caradec compiled this illustrated dictionary of 850 gestures and their meanings. Illustrated throughout, it is organized by body part, from head (nodding, shaking, turning) to foot (scraping, kicking, playing footsie).


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