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Jacobs, T.J. (1995). When The Body Speaks. Psychological Meaning In Kinetic Clues. : Edited by Selma Kramer, M.D. and Salman Akhtar, M.D. Northvale, NJ/London: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1992. 210 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 64:784-788.
    

(1995). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 64:784-788

When The Body Speaks. Psychological Meaning In Kinetic Clues. : Edited by Selma Kramer, M.D. and Salman Akhtar, M.D. Northvale, NJ/London: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1992. 210 pp.

Review by:
Theodore J. Jacobs

Unlike those disappointing books which offer the reader a good deal less than their title leads one to expect, this volume of essays edited by Kramer and Akhtar delivers more. From the title, one anticipates a book which focuses quite specifically on the phenomena of nonverbal behavior and on the way that bodily movements reveal significant aspects of human psychology. Several chapters in the book, in fact, deal with this very issue and they are superb. But the scope and range of this volume, as well as its importance, go well beyond a consideration of kinesics and its dynamic significance.

Containing the papers and the discussions of them read at the 22nd Annual Margaret S.

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