Reading and the Body

For all its physicality, the reading body cannot be reduced to pure biology. Rather, the body in everyday life is a function of its interaction with social and cultural forces that have their own histories. The history of the reading ...

Author: Thomas Mc Laughlin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137522895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Literary theory has been dominated by a mind/body dualism that often eschews the role of the body in reading. Focusing on reading as a physical practice, McLaughlin analyzes the role of the eyes, the hands, postures and gestures, bodily habits and other physical spaces, with discussions ranging from James Joyce to the digital future of reading.

Reading for the Body

In this way, a body—oriented criticism becomes a powerful advocate and respecter of persons, especially of those who lack access to self-representation or are denied sovereignty over their bodies. Reading (for) the body demands that we ...

Author: Jay Watson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820343366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

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DIVJay Watson argues that southern literary studies has been overidealized and dominated by intellectual history for too long. In Reading for the Body, he calls for the field to be rematerialized and grounded in an awareness of the human body as the site where ideas, including ideas about the U.S. South itself, ultimately happen. Employing theoretical approaches to the body developed by thinkers such as Karl Marx, Colette Guillaumin, Elaine Scarry, and Friedrich Kittler, Watson also draws on histories of bodily representation to mine a century of southern fiction for its insights into problems that have preoccupied the region and nation alike: slavery, Jim Crow, and white supremacy; the marginalization of women; the impact of modernization; the issue of cultural authority and leadership; and the legacy of the Vietnam War. He focuses on the specific bodily attributes of hand, voice, and blood and the deeply embodied experiences of pain, illness, pregnancy, and war to offer new readings of a distinguished group of literary artists who turned their attention to the South: Mark Twain, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Katherine Anne Porter, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Walker Percy. In producing an intensely embodied U.S. literature these writers, Watson argues, were by turns extending and interrogating a centuries-old tradition in U.S. print culture, in which the recalcitrant materiality of the body serves as a trope for the regional alterity of the South. Reading for the Body makes a powerful case for the body as an important methodological resource for a new southern studies./div

Reading Body Language

Many people who want to study body language want to learn how to read the body language of others. Reading other people's body language, however, is fairly hard. One gesture doesn't have a single meaning. If a person's hands are tightly ...

Author: Amy B. Rogers

Publisher: 'The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc'

ISBN: 1499470274

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 80

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A person’s body language gives us important insight into what they’re really thinking and feeling, and our own body language is a valuable communication tool. Being aware of what signals different aspects of body language send is an important part of being an effective communicator. Readers explore these different aspects—from facial expressions and hand gestures to posture and personal space—with the help of relatable examples, insightful facts, and full-color photographs. Sidebars introduce important topics such as setting boundaries and the relationship between nonverbal communication and autism spectrum disorder.

Reading the Human Body

216) is considered to be the one who brought together fully the different strands of previous thinking concerning people, environment, and the humors that, affected by environment, shape the form and appearance of the body.124 He ...

Author: Mladen Popović

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004157174

Category: Religion

Page: 346

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Offering new reconstructions and interpretations of physiognomic and astrological texts from Qumran in comparison with Babylonian and Greco-Roman texts, this book gives a fresh view of their sense, function, and status within both the Qumran community and Second Temple Judaism.

Advanced Body Reading

Since that is the case, why bother with learning to read the body? It is just more information. Exactly! That is precisely the reason to do the skills building. It is more information. It is a great deal of information and it is very ...

Author: Melinda Connor


ISBN: 1304804364

Category: Science

Page: 118

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Dr. Melinda H. Connor's new book "Advanced Body Reading" is called "Ground Breaking" by Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona's Program in Integrative Medicine, Dr. Ann Marie Chiassion MD. Defining a physiological basis for psychological defensive patterns and linking that to the biofield of the body, Dr. Connor follows in the footsteps of Drs. Freud, Reich, Lowen and Pierrakos. Important reading for all those interested in expanding their knowledge of a psychology for today and tomorrow.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Reading Body Language

What reading body language is and what it isn't • How to avoid assumptions and blindness • What the five-step process is to reading people Body language experts are not psychics, and they can't read minds. No one but Pinocchio has a ...

Author: Susan Constantine

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241885612

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Using both photos and line art, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Reading Body Language reveals and explains the visual tells to be found in faces, eyes, and lips; the positions of hands, arms, and legs; stances; gestures; the uses of everyday objects; and more. Additionally, strategies to elicit body language are detailed as well.

Reading the Body in the Eighteenth Century Novel

Eighteenth-century readers, however, were trained to be intensely conscious of the process of reading bodies. “A man's body and his mind,” wrote Tristram Shandy, speaking for his generation, “... are exactly like a jerkin, ...

Author: J. McMaster

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023051202X

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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McMaster's lively study looks at the various codes by which Eighteenth-century novelists made the minds of their characters legible through their bodies. She tellingly explores the discourses of medicine, physiognomy, gesture and facial expression, completely familiar to contemporary readers but not to us, in ways that enrich our reading of such classics as Clarissa and Tristram Shandy , as well as of novels by Fanny Burney, Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen.

Persuasion Superpowers X Ray Body Reading

See, you can read thoughts – by reading body language. I'm going to show you how to ramp up that power of body reading and focus it like X-Ray Vision to help you get what you want and need. But I'm assuming you're busy – you have plenty ...

Author: Boyd Blackwood


ISBN: 0615169740

Category: Self-Help

Page: 104

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You may have heard that only three percent of all one-to-one communication is actual verbal language. The rest is what is classed as paralinguistics: body language, involuntary eye movement, micro-expression and non-verbal sounds. X-Ray Body Reading gives you the power to read those hidden communications, to actually know what someone is thinking and feeling, no matter what she says. How would you like to be able to immediately start bonding with anyone you choose and to create deep rapport within minutes? What if you could virtually see into other people's minds - as if with X-Ray Vision - and could tell things they're thinking that perhaps they don't even consciously know? Imagine if you could quickly sense people's hotbuttons, dislikes, fears, needs and wants - wouldn't that give you incredible strength to use in persuading them to your way? X-Ray Body Reading gives you these persuasion powers - in a concise and understandable 100 pages!

Reading People Harness the Power Of Personality Body Language Influence Persuasion To Transform Your Work Relationships Boost Your Confidence Read People

Body language is more difficult to fake. We give off a lot of information through our bodies, mannerisms and gestures. Therefore body language is one of the most trustworthy ways of reading a person. Body language is the main nonverbal ...

Author: Darcy Carter

Publisher: Darcy Carter


Category: Self-Help


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The Secrets Of Reading People Have Been Unleashed In This Book What if you could walk into a room and know what others are thinking? Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get everything they ask for, and how people tend to be drawn to them? This kind of skill is not only useful in business interactions, but it could also be a life changer. If you want to improve your life and get better at managing relationships, then keep reading. Upon meeting someone for the first time, it can be hard to work out what kind of person they are. Reading People is a powerful way to realize people's intentions, figure out who is sincere, manage relationships and much more. The ability to read a person gives us a massive advantage in business, love and life. You might be on a date, in a business meeting, or in a negotiation and wish you to know how to read the other people. These abilities might seem like they're straight out of a superhero movie. But the truth is that with the right knowledge you can get a glimpse into a person's mind and know what they're really thinking. Imagine a life where you can easily read people. In This Book You Will Discover Master The Psychology Behind How to Read People Never Be Left Wondering What Others Are Thinking Ever Again Discover the Building Blocks of Every Personality Decode The Body Language Of The People Around You Excel At Business & Social Interactions Master Your Superhuman Intuition Improve Your Confidence, Attractiveness & Success Identify The 3 Ways You Are Being Manipulated Unleash Your Psychic Within Close A Profitable Deal Using The Art Of Persuasion Leave People Stunned & Confused And Much, Much, More... So if you want to Discover The Secrets To Reading People, improve your life and have better relationships scroll up and Click Add To Cart

Body Language The Most Comprehensive Guide on Reading Other People s Behavior Mastering the Secret of NonVerbal Communication

Chapter 6: Reveal Body Language in Relationships Chapter 7: The Offer Chapter 8: Body Language in Business Chapter 9: Knowing how to Read Body Language Signals Chapter 10: Figuring the Personality Type of People Your Free Gift.

Author: Earnest Ballard

Publisher: Earnest Ballard


Category: Self-Help

Page: 41

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This book was written with these ideas in mind and I am fully confident that after reading it you will understand body language, and what it means, much better. Read along to learn how tweaking your posture, facial expressions, gestures, and even tone of voice can influence your mood, emotions, and confidence. You will also know how proper use of body language can give you an edge in handling negotiations, presentations, or even simple daily interactions. In a grander scale, proper body language can even leverage your life success—it can forge positive interpersonal or business relationships and it can boost your influence among peers or team members. You will be seen as a highly charismatic person with great authority and leadership skills. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Learn: How The Subconscious Mind Operates How To Utilize The Subconscious Mind Power Mind Tricks To Gain A Better Rapport With People Safety Read And Understand People's Nonverbal Cues Much More... When we talk we say very little because it's our body that does the real talking! We express so much more subconsciously through our physical behavior, body posture, gestures, eye movement, facial expressions, touch and the use of space. So why not learn how to use this to your advantage? Or just take time to read about because it is very interesting. This book has the ability to totally change your life. You will learn what body language signs you should look for when you want to know whether the person who is talking to you is telling the truth or is trying to con you. It will always give you that edge so you can adjust your game plan to steer things in the direction YOU want!