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The term was first used (in 1952) by Ray Birdwhistell, an anthropologist who wished to study how people communicate through posture, gesture, stance, and movement, and later popularised during the late 1960's by "hippies" seeking to deverbalise human communication. Part of Birdwhistell's work involved making film of people in social situations and analyzing them to show different levels of communication not clearly seen otherwise. The study was joined by several other anthropologists, including Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.
Drawing heavily on descriptive linguistics, Birdwhistell argued that all movements of the body have meaning (i.e. are not accidental), and that these non-verbal forms of language (or paralanguage) have a grammar that can be analyzed in similar terms to spoken language. Thus, a "kineme" is "similar to a phoneme because it consists of a group of movements which are not identical, but which may be used interchangeably without affecting social meaning". (Knapp 1972:94-95)
- Social personality is a temporo-spatial system. All behaviors evinced by any such system are components of the system except as related to different levels of abstractions.
- Even if no participant of an interaction field can recall, or repeat in a dramatized context, a given series or sequence of body motions, the appearance of a motion is of significance to the general study of the particular kinesic system even if the given problem can be rationalized without reference to it.
- All meaningful body motion patterns are to be regarded as socially learned until empirical investigation reveals otherwise.
- No kineme ever stands alone.
In one current application, kinesics are used as signs of deception
by interviewers. Interviewers look for clusters of movements to
determine the veracity of the statement being uttered. Some related
words may be:
- Emblems - Substitute for words and phrases
- Illustrators - Accompany or reinforce verbal messages
- Affect Displays - Show emotion
- Regulators - Control the flow and pace of communication
- Adaptors - Release physical or emotional tension
- Intercultural competence
- Metacommunicative competence
- Nonverbal communication
- Jonah K Mutai
- Dr. G Foster
- Birdwhistell, R. 1970. Kinesics and Context. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia.
- Knapp, M. 1972. Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction. Reinhart and Winston Inc., New York.
- McDermott, R. 1980. Profile: Ray L. Birdwhistell, The Kinesis Report 2, 3: 1-16.
- Report on kinesics by David B. Givens for the Center for Nonverbal Studies
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What is Sustainable Development?
Environmental, economic and social well-being for today and tomorrow
the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."
All definitions of sustainable development require that we see the world as a system—a system that connects space; and a system that connects time.
When you think of the world as a system over space, you grow to understand that air pollution from North America affects air quality in Asia, and that pesticides sprayed in Argentina could harm fish stocks off the coast of Australia.
And when you think of the world as a system over time, you start to realize that the decisions our grandparents made about how to farm the land continue to affect agricultural practice today; and the economic policies we endorse today will have an impact on urban poverty when our children are adults.
We also understand that quality of life is a system, too. It's good to be physically healthy, but what if you are poor and don't have access to education? It's good to have a secure income, but what if the air in your part of the world is unclean? And it's good to have freedom of religious expression, but what if you can't feed your family?
The concept of sustainable development is rooted in this sort of systems thinking. It helps us understand ourselves and our world. The problems we face are complex and serious—and we can't address them in the same way we created them. But we can address them.
It's that basic optimism that motivates IISD's staff, associates and board to innovate for a healthy and meaningful future for this planet and its inhabitants.
Twenty Years After Brundtland
This conference was held in Ottawa, Ontario, October 18-19, 2007 to reflect on the past twenty years of sustainable development in Canada since the publication of the Brundtland report in 1987. The presentations are now available as well as information from the conference.
Ten Years After Rio: Successes and Failures
Looks at the most important successes and failures in SD in the decade following the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. Published in 2002 to coincide with the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.
- IISD's Reporting Services is building a sustainable development knowledge base in preparation for Rio+20. Click here to follow international policy developments on sustainability.
- The Sustainable Development Timeline
Silent Spring was published in 1962. The book's release was considered by many to be a turning point in our understanding of the interconnections among the environment, the economy and social well-being. Since then, many milestones have marked the journey toward sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Timeline captures some of the key events. The original version was published in 1998 with the support of the International Development Research Centre.
A second edition was published in 1999. The 2002 version, available in English and French, was published for the World Summit on Sustainable Development with the support of Environment Canada. The 2006 version, available in English and Mandarin, was funded by the Canada School of Public Service and the Canadian International Development Agency. The 2007 version, available in English (PDF - 1.1 MB) and French (PDF - 1.1 MB), was supported by Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth. The latest version (2009), is also available in English (PDF - 3.5 MB) and French (PDF - 3.5 MB).
- For our views on how the field of sustainable development is evolving, click here to read IISD's commentaries.
 1. World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED). Our common future. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987 p. 43.
Sheldon Adelson: Israel and Immigration
All we care about is being good Zionists, being good citizens of Israel, because even though I am not Israeli born, Israel is in my heart. … All we care about is being good Zionists, being good citizens of Israel, because even though I am not Israeli born, Israel is in my heart,” he said toward the end of his talk.
Romney says that the charge that he is anti-immigrant is “repulsive,” and points out that his father was born in Mexico. He then expresses his support for expanded legal immigration. Romney loves immigrants as long as they’re legal. … Despite the fact that immigrants of all stripes will vote Democrat and, along with the rest of the non-White coalition, make the Republicans irrelevant in the very near future. …So the two Republicans supposedly trying to appeal to the angry White base of the Party by showing how conservative they are (just what are they conserving?) end up competing over who is more pro-immigration—not to mention their equally insane competition on who is more pro-Israel. (Newt is Sheldon Adelson’s boy, but Romney has actually gotten far more money from Jews than Gingrich; both have surrounded themselves with neocon foreign policy hawks eager to attack Iran). (See here.)
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The European Atrocity You Never Heard About
In the largest episode of forced migration in history, millions of German-speaking civilians were sent to Germany from Czechoslovakia (above) and other European countries after World War II by order of the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union.
Lake Vostok mystery: Alien life, global warming and Hitler's archive
Scientists, environmentalists and even World War II historians have reacted with a mixture of excitement and concern to news that Russian geologists have drilled through to a huge subglacial lake in Antarctica, some 20 million years old.
It has taken more than 30 years to work through 3,700 meters of thick ice – drilling in temperatures as low as minus 80 centigrade.
But it will have been worth it, if even half the claims being made about the lake are true.
Life not on EarthSealed off below the ice for millions of years, the lake is a unique environment.
“According to our research, the quantity of oxygen there exceeds that on other parts of our planet by 10 to 20 times. Any life forms that we find are likely to be unique on Earth,” says Sergey Bulat, the Chief Scientist of Russia’s Antarctic Expedition to Russian Reporter magazine.
But there is one place not on Earth that has similar conditions – Europa, the mysterious satellite of Jupiter.
"The discovery of microorganisms in Lake Vostok may mean that, perhaps, the first meeting with extra-terrestrial life could happen on Europa," said Dr Vladimir Kotlyakov, Director of the Geography Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences to Vzglyad newspaper.
So far scientists disagree about the presence of life forms in the water.
A lot depends on how the lake was formed. If the lake formed when Antarctica was already frozen – as ice was melted by the Earth’s core – then the chance of finding interesting micro-organisms are slim. But if the lake already existed when the Antarctic was still warm, anything is possible.
Non-scientists have asked if these life-forms could be dangerous – undiscovered viruses, or perhaps even a monster, like that in the John Carpenter film The Thing.
“Everything but the samples themselves will be carefully decontaminated using radiation. There is no need to worry,” Valeriy Lukin, Head of the Antarctic Expedition told Russian Reporter Magazine.
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The Manufacturing of a President
The CIA’s Insertion of Barack H. Obama, Jr. Into the White House
By Wayne Madsen
This book covers Barack H. Obama, Jr’s rapid rise in American politics and the role that the CIA played in propelling him into the White House. Research is based on formerly classified CIA and State Department files, personal interviews, and international investigations. Obama’s birth certificate has never been the issue. The real issue, which affects his eligibility to serve as President of the United States, is his past and likely current Indonesian citizenship. The reader will be taken through the labyrinth of covert CIA operations in Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and other regions. The real history of President Obama, his family, and the CIA quickly emerges as the reader wades into the murky waters of America’s covert foreign operations.
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No matter how good your battery-powered saw or drill is, sometimes you need a plug-in tool to get the job done. Don’t have an AC receptacle nearby? Well, if you have a truck, you already have most of the makings of a rolling AC generator. Just install an AC inverter and you’ll have about 1,800 watts at your fingertips. The basic setup runs about $450, and the upscale version (with auxiliary battery and isolator relay) about $700. The installation takes just a few hours and requires only a drill and hand tools.