Eloquence Embodied : Nonverbal Communication Among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

(Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early ... and the University of North Carolina Press)

Eloquence Embodied : Nonverbal Communication Among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Author Céline Carayon
Isbn 9781469652627
File size 17MB
Year 2019
Pages 472
Language English
File format PDF
Category History

Book Description:

Eloquence Embodied is an impressive and ambitious piece of scholarship. Celine Carayon has written a sweeping and deeply researched book on nonverbal communication across the early colonial French world. Exploring a wide variety of Indigenous and French practices, beliefs, and ideas, she reframes our understanding of the core communication processes that underlay even the most basic colonial interactions.--Alejandra Dubcovsky, University of California, Riverside

Celine Carayon sheds valuable new light on an old subject: cultural exchange between Amerindians and Europeans in the age of early modern empire. Drawing from a rich array of sources, she uncovers heretofore unexplored forms of nonverbal communication and shows how decisively Indigenous peoples shaped these interactions. Powerfully argued, Eloquence Embodied calls on us to rethink the history of language in colonial contexts.--Paul Cohen, University of Toronto

Eloquence Embodied offers fascinating insights into relationships built on nonverbal communication. Celine Carayon argues that French venturers and the Americans they encountered both came from rich traditions of communication that emphasized gesture as well as words. Employing these familiar forms in the absence of shared language, each side read the other's meanings, and intentions, with surprising accuracy.--Karen Ordahl Kupperman, Emerita, New York University

 

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