By Andre Leroi-Gourhan – Gesture and Speech [Anna Bostock Berger (Translator ), Randall White (Introduction) Andre Leroi-Gourhan] on *FREE*. André Leroi-Gourhan was a French archaeologist, paleontologist, paleoanthropologist, and . Gesture and Speech (Cambridge, Massachusetts & London: MIT Press, ). The Hunters of Prehistory Trans. Claire Jacobson. New York. Alexander said: It ought to be a criminal offence that Gesture and Speech, the defining work AndrA(c) Leroi-Gourhan () was an anthropologist and .
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Memory and Rhythms approaches its subject from the standpoints of sociology and aesthetics. And that This book has been given to me after an interesting conversation with the father of a friend of mine. Lists with This Book. One thinks here, for example, of our vast libraries of accumulated knowledge ‘offline’ in Leroi-Gourhan’s day, online in ours!
His bold and coherent revision of both analytic and archaeological methods revolutionized the study of prehistoric culture. Beyond our mere ‘zoological’ traits however, space and time themselves become subject to a progressive ‘humanization’, with cities and communities transforming the environment for the sake of human proclivities; socialized rhythms of work, transport, play and sleep warping and waning the power of non-human cadences – think planetary motion and seasonal change – in ways unthinkable to the nomadic hunter-gatherers of yesteryear.
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Here Leroi-Gourhan addresses the problems of instinct and intelligence. This work is a sum which enables us to understand from where we come. And the gesture is accompanied by sounds which will become a language. He has a religion.
Stanford University Press, Wanyoung Kim rated gesrure liked it Dec 21, Indeed, the very label of ‘anthropology’ belies the richness of this work, which doesn’t so much deal with this or that aspect of human behavior, so much as it traces the very becoming-human of our species; In truth, less anthropology than anthropogenesis is the wheel upon which Gesture and Speech turns. The importance of the transition between primate and hominid is a delicate phase.
The Image of Ourselves. How then, does the human fable unfold? Gesture and Speech combines in one volume Technics sspeech Language and Memory and Rhythms, which are the cornerstones of Leroi-Gourhan’s comprehensive gourhzn of human behavior and cultural development.
Leroi-Gourhan was, for example, concerned with questions of communication, particularly the ways in which new techniques of communication reshape our understanding of language and writing. Crucial to Leroi-Gourhan’s understanding of human evolution is the notion that the transition to bipedality freed the hands for grasping, and the face for gesturing and speaking, and thus that the development of the cortexof technology, and of language all follow from the adoption of an upright stance.
James Lavender rated it it was amazing May 18, Feb 23, Philippe Malzieu gesturs it it was amazing. There is the fundamental role of this small muscle: This is not to say that we aren’t free or that evolution is the only allmighty force that rules every aspect of our life, it’s just a way to accept who we are, wat we can do and why we should speecy it.
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Combines in one volume Technics and Language and Memory and Rhythms, the cornerstones of Leroi-Gourhan’s comprehensive theory of human behavior and cultural development. The Symbols of Society. Tuba rated it really liked it Dec 02, With both at play, and to the degree that we remain the protagonists and inheritors of the chronicle presented herein, Gesture and Speech is a work of gestufe magic that simply cannot be overlooked.
The Fault of Epimetheus Stanford: Mar 09, Ricky rated it liked it. Regina rated it really liked it Oct 05, Thanks for telling us about the problem. All to gourhzn nothing of the discussion of language made famous by Jacques Derrida, among others. Here Leroi-Gourhan addresses the problems of instinct and intelligence. He has an artistic direction. Jun 13, Alexander rated it it was amazing.
Gestture work in this field has proved catalytic for the thinking of other major theorists, among them Jacques Derrida. Art too is given a similar treatment, with L-G tracing the development of human aesthetics from its sensual grounding in taste, touch, sight and smell all the way through to the ‘functional aesthetics’ of tools and the figurative representations of modern – and pre-modern – art. A superb, remarkable, and unique book that concerns not only our distant and recent past, but also our present and future.
Open Preview See a Problem? Leroi-Gourhan was, for example, concerned with questions of communication, particularly the ways in which new techniques of communication reshape our understanding of language and writing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Just a moment while we goughan you in to your Goodreads account. The human group, according to Leroi-Gourhan, behaves as though it were a living organism, assimilating its exterior milieu via “a curtain of objects”, which he also calls an “interposed membrane” and an “artificial envelope”, that is, technology.