Beyond the face and words: How the body speaks Book Section


Author: Tortora, S.
Editors: Beebe, B.; Cohen, P.; Sossin, K. M.; Markese, S.
Article/Chapter Title: Beyond the face and words: How the body speaks
Abstract: (from the chapter) This case study presents a microanalysis of interactions of one mother-infant dyad videotaped at four and fourteen months, in the Project for Mothers, Infants, and Young Children of September 11, 2001. It provides an intriguing window into the infant's experience within the context of loss and trauma. The observational method utilizes the D.A.N.C.E. tool developed by this author and the Laban movement analysis system. The integrated rhythms of the actions, the timing of gestures and the spatial shifts of posture comprise each individual's core choreography in the dance of relating. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).
Keywords: posture; group intervention; trauma; loss; mother infant interaction; gestures; dance
Book Title: Mothers, Infants and Young Children of September 11, 2001: A Primary Prevention Project
ISBN: 978-0-415-50054-8
Publisher: Routledge  
Publication Place: New York, NY
Date Published: 2012-01-01
Start Page: 97
End Page: 109
Language: English
ACCESSION: Book: 2015-15805-011
PROVIDER: Ovid Technologies
PROVIDER: psycinfo
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Notes: Book Chapter: 11 -- Beebe, Beatrice [Ed ; Cohen, Phyllis [Ed ; Sossin, K Mark [Ed ; Markese, Sara [Ed -- xvi, 244 -- Source: PsycINFO
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