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Books: Anthropological Linguistics

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  1. Sean Hanrahan, Anthropological Ling: An Anthropology of Indirect Communication, by Hendry and Watson

Message 1: Anthropological Ling: An Anthropology of Indirect Communication, by Hendry and Watson

Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 11:59:28 -0400
From: Sean Hanrahan <>
Subject: Anthropological Ling: An Anthropology of Indirect Communication, by Hendry and Watson

Subject:Anthropological Linguistics
Joy Hendry, Oxford Brookes University, UK, and C.W. Watson,
University of Kent, UK, Editors, AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF INDIRECT
>From patent miscommunication through potent ambiguity to
pregnant silence, this incisive collection examines from a
rare anthropological perspective the many aspects of
indirect communication. From a Mormon theme park to carnival
time on Montserrat, the contributors analyze indirection by
illustrating how food, silence, sunglasses, martial arts, and
rudeness constitute powerful ways of conveying meaning. ASA
Monographs series.
		Routledge May 2001 288 pp 4 photos
		HB 0415247446 $90.00 �55.00
		PB 0415247454 $27.95 �17.99

List of Figures and Illustrations
Introduction, Joy Hendry and C.W. Watson
1. Communicational Distortion and the Constitution of
Society: Indirection as a Form of Life, Nigel Rapport
2. On the Ontological Status of Honour, Roger Just
3. Not Talking about Sex in India and the Issue of
Indirection, Helen Lambert
4. Talk, Silence, and the Material World: Patterns of
Indirect Communication among Agricultural Families in
Northern England, Indirection beyond Language, Pia
Chistensen, Jenny Hockey, and Allison James
5. Eating Your Words: Communicating with Food in the
Ecuadorian Andes, Nicole Bourque
6. Sunglasses, Suitcases, and other 'Symbols':
Intentionality, Creativity and 'Indirect' Communication in
Festive and Everyday Performances, Sarah Pink
7. Privacy, Deceit and the Quality of Interpersonal
Relationships: Peasant Society Revisited, Ursula Sharma
8. Sacred Reversals: Of Temples and Theme Parks, Terry Webb
9. Swansea Dance, Dissimulation, and Identity in Indonesia,
Felicia Hughes-Freeland
10. Don't Talk - Blend: Ideas about Body and Communication
in Aikido Practice, Tamara Kohn
11. Dundee License Revoked: When Calypso Goes to Far,
Jonathan Skinner
12. Indirect Speech: Heteroglossia, Politeness, and Rudeness
in Irula Forest Festivals, Neil Thin
13. Disengagement and Desire: The Tactics of Everyday Life
in Highland New Guinea, Lisette Josephides
14. Unwrapping Rudeness: Inverted Etiquette in an Egalitarian
Enclave English - With Diplomacy, Peter Parkes
15. Foreign & Commonwealth Office Ambiguity and Hierarchy
within Diplomatic Culture, Annabel Black
16. Delay and Deception in Tai-British Diplomatic Encounters
of the Early 19th Century, Andrew Turton
17. Diplomacy and Indirection, Constraint and Authority,
James Carrier
Notes on Contributors
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