proxemics


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prox·em·ics

(prok-sem'iks),
The scientific discipline concerned with the various aspects of urban overcrowding.
[L. proximus, nearest, next]

proxemics

(prŏk-sē′mĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the cultural, behavioral, and sociological aspects of spatial distances between individuals.

prox·e′mic adj.

proxemics

[proksē′miks]
Etymology: L, proximus, nearest
the study of spatial distances between people and their effect on interpersonal behavior, especially in relation to population density, placement of people within an area, territoriality, personal space, and the opportunity for privacy.
The formal study of the effects of the 'sphere of space'—i.e., the distance separating one person from another—which dictates the way in which we react with each other
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The seating layout respects proxemic distances whilst encouraging multiple concurrent interactions such as the exterior landscape, other passengers, and the helicopter itself via the central infotainment hub more commonly seen in stock exchanges.
This theoretical framework, which is grounded in evolutionary theory and lends itself to microanalysis, is a staple in our multi-level, multi-theoretical approach that includes analyses of conversation, prosody, proxemics, and facial expression (Tobin & Ritchie, 2012).
The parents and other authority figures are marginalized through non-verbal communication, specifically inappropriate use of proxemics and touch.
Ultimately, horizontal individualism pays homage to personal autonomy, self-realization, tolerance and respect to the personal proxemics.
The importance of proxemics at work (space and human comfort in the work environment).
These include kinesics (body movements), physical appearance, vocalic (the sound of a speaker's voice), haptics (how a speaker touches someone), proxemics (the use of physical space), environment and artifacts (how a speaker uses instruments, props, and the environment), and chronemics (how a speaker uses time).
Research on nonverbal communication, from Darwin's study The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872), to contemporary research on kinesics, proxemics, chronemics, and haptics, will provide the theoretical basis.
In doing foreign language theater with my students, I found that we could effectively experiment with culturally specific gestures, proxemics, expressions, and accents; but, unlike most of my colleagues in the business of foreign language performance, I do not believe we need to strive to locate and adopt the identity, linguistic or otherwise, of the foreign culture behind the original cultural "text" be it written, audiovisual, or live.
In a narrow sense, this author refers to paralanguage as the paraverbal features, which consist on kinesics, proxemics and the paraverbal features of the vocally-produced sounds.
In cultural anthropology, I took a course on proxemics from Edward T.
A "happening" is a physical interactive mechanism, an artistic expression, frequently multi-disciplinary, characterized by the participation of spectators in a situation of personal and intimate proxemics.
Semiotic resources include voice, instruments, media, movement, gesture, gaze and proxemics.