ERIC Number: ED196061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Nonverbal Communication among Italian Americans.
Ferri-Bernardoni, Joseph M.
Participant observation and author introspection were used to collect data in this study of nonverbal communication among Italian Americans in three large American cities. Discussion is given to kinesics (gestures and signs), haptics (touch), proxemics (interiors of homes, exteriors of homes, and spatial arrangements at a wedding dinner), and objectics (the display of photographs, jewelry, and money). By its distinctive functioning on the nonverbal level, it was observed that Italian Americans have identified themselves as a separate subculture. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (66th, New York, NY, November 13-16, 1980).