intimate distance

A zone of space—ranging from intimate contact to less than an arm’s length—in which people operate under specific social situations

intimate distance

Psychology A zone of space ranging from intimate contact to less than an arm's length in which people operate under specific social situations. See Proxemics. Cf Personal distance, Public distance, Social distance.
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According to Hall, the "intimate distance" spans approximately 18 inches (46 centimeters) out from a person's body, which is followed by a personal distance for interactions with other close friends and family, social distance for acquaintances and a public distance for speaking events.
SARA REES CardiffOculus Rex: Intimate Distance in an Age of Extended Visuality Rees' trans-disciplinary practice concerns the poetics and politics of space - investigating history, memory and consciousness in relation to place.
He briefly mentions four different types of space namely intimate distance, personal distance, social distance and public distance under the umbrella of proxemics.
Central to Dillon's process of "commoning" are her affiliated notions of "colonial relation" and "intimate distance." Colonial relation describes the various networked connections between the colonial territories and locations of European political and economic dominance, particularly metropolitan London.
B) The intimate distance (Distant state, six to eighteen inches):
Less than 18 inches is "intimate distance"for lovers or wrestlers, where interaction may be by touch and whispers.
When Wright's daughter, Amanda, interacts with a lemur called Pale Male at an intimate distance of only one meter, we witness the exhilaration that can follow the hours of mind-numbing tracking and watching that the scientific team endures.
Her experience while touring serves as a starting point for Intimate Distance: Andean Music in Japan.
State Department posting there - "The Mirogoj Angel Photographic Series," striking pictures of statues of angels at a large memorial in Zagreb, Croatia's capital, and "In the Intimate Distance."
A significant finding regarding whether tutors intimate distance learners about their appointment, Mean=3.88 indicates that not all but majority of tutors perform the duty.
For example, Hall writes that the Intimate distance may contain activities from comforting and protecting, and lovemaking, to close conversation with a personal friend.
* Intimate distance: the relation between the sound and the listener is one of real or imaginary intimacy--what is presented or represented by the sound is regarded as one would regard someone with whom one is intimate.