The Gesture Project
Participants of the Gesture Project developed an online multicultural dictionary of commonly used hand, facial and body gestures that can be categorized by geographic region. Each gesture has a video clip demonstration, explanation and some include ratings in the following categories: politeness, widespread knowledge of meaning and appropriateness for business. This online dictionary was developed through interviews with international students and scholars at Brandeis, and with returned study abroad students.
This project is complete.
Shohreh Harris, International Students & Scholars Office
Angela Stroupe, M.A. candidate, Anthropology
Mark Auslander, Anthropology/Cultural Production