proxemic


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Related to proxemic: paralinguistic, kinesic

prox·e·mics

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

[prox(imity) + -emics (as in phonemics).]

prox·e′mic adj.

proxemic

(prɒkˈsiːmɪk)
adj
(Sociology) relating to proxemics
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Its communicational abilities depend on the existence of codes: explicit (like in classic Indian dance and ritualistic dance, magical or religious) or implicit codes, like the kinesic, proxemic, and rhythmic ones.
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.
Based on Hall's proxemic studies (1963), Kress and Van Leeuwen (1996) present the social distance category, related to the size of frame of the image, and it can be configured for a close shot (the head and shoulders of the participant are shown), a medium shot (up to the knees or waist of the participant is shown), or a long shot (the participant's whole body is shown and the scenario can also be seen).
Honggoo Kang: The House of Human Being - Proxemic Busan
His book often lapses into the sort of theory jargon designed to make its users feel terribly clever: "The annulling of people's empathetic, proxemic awareness is effected by the ritual mutilation of the other", that sort of thing.
1963, "A System for the Notation of Proxemic Behavior," American Anthropologist 65, 10031026.
For example, they can use appropriate kinesic (body movements) and proxemic (relative distance) aspects of the language and culture.
1979) (discussing the similarities and differences in cross-cultural nonverbal behavior); see also MEHRABIAN, supra note 111, at 6-7 (discussing several studies finding that people of different cultures have diverging expectations and preferences for proxemic behavior).
and] foregrounds proxemic relations between characters" (1995: 341), thereby depicting the unequal power relations between the two women.