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'Not the message': media, meanings and magicality

Finnegan, Ruth (2001). 'Not the message': media, meanings and magicality. In: Knoblauch, Hubert and Kotthoff, Helga eds. Verbal Art across Cultures: The Aesthetics and Proto-Aesthetics of Communication. Tuebingen: Gunter Narr, pp. 33–61.

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This collection deals with every-day (para)linguistic and visual communication processes and highlights their artful dimension. Aesthetic communication is not limited to artworks and the institutional art domains; nor is it sought in inner processes of conscious-ness or intentions, but instead on various levels of symbolic expression, above-all, in oral communication. The majority of the studies making up the collection are empirical and deal with various semiotic phenomena in a wide range of different cultures. They include video-analytic museum studies, conversation analyses of artistic oral genres and performance analyses in the domain of linguistic anthropology. All the contributing authors see verbal art as a mean-ingful process which can use all interactional modalities, from prosody and body language to wording.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 3-8233-5709-3, 978-3-8233-5709-4
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 10892
Depositing User: Ruth Finnegan
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:09
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