Assignment 6.docx - World of Gestures There are enormous cultural differences in gestures just as there are enormous differences in vocabulary Describe

Assignment 6.docx - World of Gestures There are enormous...

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World of Gestures There are enormous cultural differences in gestures, just as there are enormous differences in vocabulary. " Describe 3 gestures from other cultures (mentioned in the video) that are related to suicide VIDEO LINK ON CANVAS WORLD OF GESTURES Gestures are a silent language that is all around, yet we barely notice them. This type of communication is complex yet subtle and filled with precise meaning. The clip mentions that just as people from different culture use different languages, they also use different gestures. Gestures for suicide have shown how gestures have evolved overtime in society. These gestures also don’t correspond to the methods used for actual suicides in society. According to the video, in the US, we have two suicide gestures. Those being the head shoot and the throat slash. Whereas in Hindu cultures, the gesture for suicide consists of throwing oneself off a bridge into a river to drown. In Japanese culture, the gesture for suicide is consists of cutting/slashing your wrist. In Iran, the gesture for consists of pulling your hands apart in front of your neck to signify tying the knot. The Globe Go to The Globe. Locate the Country of Afghanistan (in Asia). Take a look at the photographs. The text discusses Appearance and Attire as a category of nonverbal communication. One of the items listed in this category is clothing. " What is the traditional woman's dress of Afghanistan? Explain briefly what the link says about it. THE GLOBE ON CANVAS The women of Afghanistan must wear what is known as an Abaya or a Jilbab. These types of Islamic clothing are loose outer garments similar to a cloak or coat, and they cover the whole body of a woman from the top to bottom. While the Abaya is worn over normal clothing, the Jilbab is a dress. These types

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