Proxemics and Four Public Sites in Toronto Essay by Top Papers

Proxemics and Four Public Sites in Toronto
A proxemic introduction to four public sites in Toronto.
# 141186 | 1,500 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Environmental Studies (Urban Issues) , Canadian Studies (General)

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This paper introduces proxemics and what proxemic analysis can tell of public interaction, cultures and what is promoted by public sites as those that people use who tend to come and go. This student has visited the exterior old entrance of the Royal Ontario Museum, Trinity College UofT, the Old City Hall criminal courts on Queen Street, and the Vari Hall rotunda of York University.

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"Proxemics permit analysis of human behaviour in built and non-built environments, a field pioneered by the anthropologist, Edward T. Hall, in the 1950s and 1960s, recommending observations of people in places from which they can come and go. (See 1963) Given this liberty, then how do people utilize spaces? Do particular environments promote human interaction or isolation from one another? How much is the influence of the site and how much is the influence of human convention imparted by culture? E.T. Hall's work combined well with a good deal of research then..."

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