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
Human Perception. Process and Structure: Observation in Practice. Perception of Movement. Enhancing Movement Awareness. Body Knowledge/Body Prejudice. Deciphering Human Movements. Functions of Movement in Human Life. Movement as Metaphor. Movements in Context. Basic Parameters of Movement . As Experts See It. Challenges and Horizons. Process and Structure: Observation in Practice