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Title: An Anthropology of Indirect Communication
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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.


Acknowledgements

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 uality 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

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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