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Gestures : the do's and taboos of body language around the world

Roger E. Axtell Mike Fornwald ill.

Rev. and expanded ed.. c1998

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (BF 637 .N66 A88 1998 )()

  • Title:
    Gestures : the do's and taboos of body language around the world
  • Author: Roger E. Axtell
  • Mike Fornwald ill.
  • Description: The power of gestures --- The most popular gestures --- Special types of gestures --- Gestures: head to toe --- The ultimate gesture --- The innocent abroad's shortlist --- Country-by-country listing.
    Lists and illustrates gestures and explains their meanings in eighty-two countries around the world, along with information about rules of decorum and when to make eye contact and touch.
    Before you raise your hand to signal the waiter, extend your thumb to hitchhike, or flash the "O.K." sign with thumb and forefinger, Stop! Think of where you are and exactly what you are trying to say-otherwise you could create an international incident. Remember when President Bush thought he was flashing the "V" for Victory sign to cheering Australians? (See inside.) Exploring the ins and outs of body language from head to toe, this newly revised and expanded edition of Roger Axtell's indispensable guide takes you all around the world of gestures-what they mean, how to use them, and when to avoid them. This latest edition includes: a) Updates about the 200 most popular gestures and signals-and dozens of new examples; b) New sections covering special gestures-from American Sign Language and tai chi to flirting and kissing; c) Information to guide you through gestures country by country-from Switzerland to Japan, Nigeria to the Netherlands; and d) Amusing anecdotes and helpful hypothetical scenarios. -- Back cover.
  • Local Note: acq2014lan
  • Publication Date: c1998
  • Publisher: New York : Wiley
  • Format: xvii, 238 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 0471183423 (pbk. : alk. paper);ISBN 9780471183426 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Subjects: Body language -- Cross-cultural studies; Gesture -- Cross-cultural studies; Nonverbal communication -- Cross-cultural studies; Gestures; Kinesics; Nonverbal Communication; Cross-Cultural Comparison; Lichaamstaal; Etiquette; Nichtverbale Kommunikation; Kulturkontakt; Kulturvergleich; Gebärdensprache; Körpersprache
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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