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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Beginning with the evolution of our bipedal physiognomy, which freed our hands for the purposes of manual manipulation and our mouths for vocalization, so in turn do our memory and muscles follow suit, becoming respectively externalized in society and technology.
His adoption of the structuralist method for the analysis of prehistoric art enabled a radical rethinking and clearer understanding of its nature, with resulting implications for the understanding of the art of our own times, and for a broad range of contemporary issues.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Tuba rated it really liked it Dec 02, Feb speecj, Philippe Malzieu rated it it was amazing. I don’t know how it appear in screen. Jesse rated it really liked it Nov 06, One thinks here, for example, of our vast libraries of accumulated knowledge ‘offline’ in Leroi-Gourhan’s day, online in ours!
Jun 13, Alexander rated it it was amazing. 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.
Open Preview See a Problem? How then, does the human fable unfold? Here Leroi-Gourhan addresses the problems of instinct and intelligence. Tiago Fontes rated it really liked it Oct 12, Contents The Image of Ourselves.
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The Image of Ourselves. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Anastasia rated it really liked it Nov 11, He has an artistic direction. Imaginary Freedom and the Fate of Homo sapiens.
Oxford University Press and Answers. This division enables a clarification of the concept of technical tendency. Here Leroi-Gourhan addresses the problems of instinct and intelligence. This book is a really interesting reading if you’re keen on biology, paleo-anthropology, linguistics and anthropology, but can be awfully boring if you’re not interested I found the first part, more about paleontology than anthropology a bit too complex for me, but I really liked when he starts dealing with tools, language and culture.
As might be gleaned from the pithy summary above then, the scope and ambition of Gesture and Speech is simply huge.
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. Hallvard rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Mar 09, Ricky rated it liked it.
Leroi-Gourhan estimates that the painted caves are sanctuaries.
The Johns Hopkins University Press,corrected editionin particular the concepts of “exteriorisation”, “program”, and “liberation of memory. We have bigger brains because of the way our skull and wnd face evolved,and so we are not more evolved because we’re more intelligent, but we’re more intelligent because we are more evolved.
Maiken rated it really liked it Jun 01, The Breakup of the City. We were talking about how the human beings are not supposed to have annd complete knowledge of how the world works, because they’re just animals, only more more complex than the others.
After all, nothing less than the arc and trajectory of ‘the human adventure’ is at stake in this work, one extending from depths of evolutionary time right through to the as-yet unrealized future s of humanity. No trivia or quizzes yet. Wanyoung Lerok rated it liked it Dec 21, All to say nothing of the discussion of language made famous by Jacques Derrida, among others.
He thus has a cosmogony which locates his in the universe. His work in this field has proved catalytic for the thinking of other major theorists, among them Jacques Derrida.