An Anthropology of Indirect Communication (A.S.a. by Joy Hendry

By Joy Hendry

Occasionally we express what we suggest no longer by way of what we are saying yet through what we do. this sort of oblique verbal exchange is typically known as 'indirection'. From patent miscommunication, via powerful ambiguity to pregnant silence this incisive assortment examines from a unprecedented anthropological viewpoint the various points of oblique communique. From a Mormon topic Park to carnival time on Montserrat the members examine indirection through illustrating how nutrients, silence, sun shades, martial arts and rudeness name represent robust methods of conveying which means. An Anthropology of oblique communique is an interesting textual content which gives a demanding creation to this topic.

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Nevertheless words remained a guide. Evans-Pritchard was clear on the point: ‘the most difficult task in social anthropological fieldwork is to determine the meaning of a few key words, upon an understanding of which the success of the whole investigation depends’ (1951: 80). The phrase ‘cultural translation’ is nowadays somewhat passé. Nevertheless I would suggest that the aim of cultural translation served, and continues to serve, anthropology well. The exploration of the meaning of named alien concepts as they operate within particular interlocking matrices of institutions, ideas and practices (perhaps I should nowadays say ‘as they are formed within particular discursive fields’) has become a standard anthropological enterprise – think of Ilongot liget (Rosaldo 1980), or Dinka jok (Lienhardt 1961), or indeed, see Hughes-Freeland’s account of Javanese alus in Chapter 9 of this volume.

Rapport 1999). Concerning the ways in which individuals connect and associate symbolic forms and so accord them Communicational distortion 25 meaning, context is something which individuals bring to their interactions with others and deploy in their actions and interpretations. Here are Doris and Sid exchanging common forms of behaviour which their local cultural milieu has afforded them, agreeing on their appropriateness and legitimacy, and yet, it is argued, remaining cognitively distant from each other (unaware, moreover, of the continuing gulfs between them), because of their individual and diverse contextualisations.

The unvoiced component spans a wide arc: from the subliminal flotsam of word or sentence-fragments which are a presumable current or currency of every phenomenology of consciousness, to the highly defined and focused articulacy of the silent recitation of a learned text. Quantitatively, there is every reason to believe that human beings speak inwardly and to themselves more than outwardly to others; qualitatively, this may enact primary and essential functions of identity, testing and verifying an individual’s ‘being there’.

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