Friday, April 17, 2009

Couldn't Resist

Nonverbal communication clip that has no controversy and is easily understood by any and all students....and it cracks me up every time.

3 comments:

R.A. said...

ha. that show is great. and super weird. and i think that this is actually a pretty good anthro example, since it illustrates how nonverbal communication is socially constructed. i'll bet your students love it.

wow, i would never have imagined that i would write about that show and anthropology in the same context...

Tina said...

BRILLIANT! I love it. I remember the Seinfeld episode when Jerry talks about flipping people off while driving. He says that he doesn't see why it is such a big deal to show someone that finger when it would be so much more impressive to show someone a toe...that means you have to take off your sock and shoe to show it while driving...

Peony said...

Perfect, I love it! I also never imagined that show and anthropology in the same context, brilliant. I thought I would offer a content suggestion: I really enjoyed these documentary films: Women of Tibet film series. They are very well made films about contributions of Tibetan women to the culture and history, and are full of interviews with H.H. the Dalai Lama. I fell in love with both of the films (the third film in the series will be released soon, it's still under production). The Great Mother is the life story of Dekyi Tsering - the Dalai Lama's mama! It's also about the Great Mother archetype and the way that mothers are viewed in Tibetan culture. A Quiet Revolution focuses on the contributions of three generations of Tibetan women, and the Tibetan Women's Uprising. The filmmaker has a very good understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, which makes the films hit deeper than your average fact-based docuementaries. They show on PBS, you can find out when, watch previews, or buy DVD's (priced both for average viewers and for educators) at the site.