Body as Medium of Meaning

ab 20,90 

Soheila Shahshahani (Ed.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-7154-1
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2004
Seiten 160
Bindung broschiert
Reihe IUAES-Series

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Bodies move, and they express. There is a body language, and there is a
language employed to refer to body, its parts and the states of its being
in all cultures. Consciously and unconsciously people judge each other
according to body and clothing behavior. What one thinks one expresses, is
not necessarily how one is seen and judged. The variety of observations
made of body is diverse. Bodily behavior faces change at frontiers of
culture areas or as a result of migration. Means of communication have
affected bodily behavior in appearance and expression. Body is also a
source of inspiration to build space and to interpret the cosmos. This
built and interpreted space in turn influences the body’s reflection upon
itself. Body is also a pedagogical instrument for teaching deepest
metaphysical beliefs of a culture.