Internet Dating Book

Internet Dating

  • Author : Chris Beasley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317961765

Internet Dating Excerpt :

Internet Dating deals primarily with the experiences of UK and Australian daters, examining their online accounts to see what kinds of narratives, norms, emotions and ‘chemistry’ shape their dating. Has the emergence and growth of internet dating changed the dating landscape for the better? Most commentators, popular and academic, ask whether online dating is more efficient for individuals than offline dating. We prefer a socio-political perspective. In particular, the book illustrates the extent to which internet dating can advance gender and sexual equality. Drawing on the voices of internet daters themselves, we show that internet dating reveals how social change often arises in the unassuming, everyday and familiar. We also pay attention to often ignored older daters and include consideration of daters in Africa, Scandinavia, South America, Asia and the Middle East. Throughout, we explore the pitfalls and pleasures of men and women daters navigating unconventional directions towards more equitable social relations.

Intimacy on the Internet Book

Intimacy on the Internet

  • Author : Lauren Rosewarne
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-14
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317581420

Intimacy on the Internet Excerpt :

The focus of this book is on the media representations of the use of the Internet in seeking intimate connections—be it a committed relationship, a hook-up, or a community in which to dabble in fringe sexual practices. Popular culture (film, narrative television, the news media, and advertising) present two very distinct pictures of the use of the Internet as related to intimacy. From news reports about victims of online dating, to the presentation of the desperate and dateless, the perverts and the deviants, a distinct frame for the intimacy/Internet connection is negativity. In some examples however, a changing picture is emerging. The ubiquitousness of Internet use today has meant a slow increase in comparatively more positive representations of successful online romances in the news, resulting in more positive-spin advertising and a more even-handed presence of such liaisons in narrative television and film. Both the positive and the negative media representations are categorised and analysed in this book to explore what they reveal about the intersection of gender, sexuality, technology and the changing mores regarding intimacy.

Distant Intimacy Book
Score: 4
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Distant Intimacy

  • Author : Frederic Raphael
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300186949

Distant Intimacy Excerpt :

Presents a dazzling, year-long, transatlantic correspondence between an American and British author who have never met and yet are still friends.

The Illusion of Intimacy Book
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The Illusion of Intimacy

  • Author : John C. Bridges
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313399510

The Illusion of Intimacy Excerpt :

This book examines online dating from the "inside," using in-depth interviews with dating website members to reveal—and keenly analyze—what relationships and romance in the 21st century are really like.

Personal Relationships and Intimacy in the Age of Social Media Book

Personal Relationships and Intimacy in the Age of Social Media

  • Author : Cristina Miguel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030020620

Personal Relationships and Intimacy in the Age of Social Media Excerpt :

This book examines how intimate relationships are built, negotiated and maintained through social media. The study takes a cross-platform approach, analysing three social media platforms of different genres – Badoo, Couchsurfing and Facebook – and exploring two interactive forces that shape the way people communicate through social media: the platforms’ architecture and policies, and actual practises of use. Combining analysis of the political economy of social media with users’ perspectives of their own practises – as well as exploring the tensions between the two – the book provides a detailed picture of intimacy as a complex structure of continuity and change.

Ageing and Sexualities Book

Ageing and Sexualities

  • Author : Elizabeth Peel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-05-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317183723

Ageing and Sexualities Excerpt :

This book showcases developments in theory, research and practice regarding sexuality and ageing, considering the differences as well as similarities between and among ageing heterosexual and LGBT older people. Identifying the questions central to future social scientific research on ageing and sexuality, it focuses on the important, emerging dimensions of sexuality and ageing: embodiment, the diversification of the ageing context and the intersections of care and sexuality. With attention to the different forms of sexualities, particularly at their intersection with gender, this volume explores the importance of spatial and relational contexts, whether individual, residential or virtual, with authors offering studies of online dating, sexuality in the context of residential care and the relationship between sexuality, legal frameworks and social policy. Interdisciplinary in scope and offering the latest research from scholars in the UK, Australasia and Africa, Ageing and Sexualities constitutes an integrated approach to the conceptual and practical challenges of understanding the interplay of ageing and sexuality in contemporary society. As such, it will appeal to scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including sociology, cultural studies, socio-legal studies, social gerontology, psychology, medicine and health care.

The Paradox of Internet Groups Book

The Paradox of Internet Groups

  • Author : Haim Weinberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429921650

The Paradox of Internet Groups Excerpt :

The new virtual era is already here. We use the internet every day, to retrieve information, to purchase merchandise, and to connect with others. But do we really understand the psychology of the internet and how it affects our lives?In this book, the author looks at cyberspace from a group analytic perspective, conceptualizing internet forums as large groups with the illusion of being small groups, and using his expertise as a group therapist to shed new light on internet connections. He explores issues of attachment, relationships, inter-subjectivity, and neuroscience, and shows their relevance to the virtual world. He discusses the question of intimacy and develops a new concept of E-ntimacy that better suits internet bonding. He also examines the multicultural issues found in internet forums, and the leadership qualities needed to manage these issues. Finally, he claims that there is a link which connects us through the world wide web: the internet unconscious.

Intimacy in Cinema Book

Intimacy in Cinema

  • Author : David Roche
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-09-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476617114

Intimacy in Cinema Excerpt :

Though intimacy has been a wide concern in the humanities, it has received little critical attention in film studies. This collection of new essays investigates both the potential intimacy of cinema as a medium and the possibility of a cinema of intimacy where it is least expected. As a notion defined by binaries—inside and outside, surface and depth, public and private, self and other—intimacy, because it implies sharing, calls into question the boundaries between these extremes, and the border separating mainstream cinema and independent or auteur cinema. Following on Thomas Elsaesser’s theories of the relationship between the intimacy of cinema and the cinema of intimacy, the essays explore intimacy in silent and classic Hollywood movies, underground, documentary and animation films; and contemporary Hollywood, British, Canadian and Australian cinema from a variety of approaches.

Wired for Intimacy Book
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Wired for Intimacy

  • Author : William M. Struthers
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-02
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458765550

Wired for Intimacy Excerpt :

Pornography is powerful. Our contemporary culture as been pornified, and it shapes our assumptions about identity, sexuality, the value of women and the nature of relationships. Countless Christian men struggle with the addictive power of porn. But common spiritual approaches of more prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help. In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Because we are embodied beings, viewing pornography changes how the brain works, how we form memories and make attachments. By better understanding the biological realities of our sexual development, we can cultivate healthier sexual perspectives and interpersonal relationships. Struthers exposes false assumptions and casts a vision for a redeemed masculinity, showing how our sexual longings can actually propel us toward sanctification and holiness in our bodies. With insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography.

Intimacy at Work Book

Intimacy at Work

  • Author : Stefana Broadbent
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315426112

Intimacy at Work Excerpt :

According to some social critics, the digital age involves a retreat into the isolation of intelligent machines. Acclaimed scholar Stefana Broadbent takes another view, that digital technologies allow people to bring their private lives into the often alienating world of work. Through ethnographic evidence and data gathered from large samples in Europe and the U.S., Intimacy at Work looks at a paradox in modern life: Although human beings today spend so much of their waking hours working, they remain increasingly connected to family and friends—because of digital and social media. This book -shows how portable communications sustain personal networks offering a sense of identity, comfort, support, and enjoyment in the workplace;-demonstrates through numerous case studies that digital technologies provide a kind of “safety net” in times of economic crisis, softening the precariousness of existence;-is a revised edition of a volume published in French (L’Intimité au Travail, 2011), which won the prestigious AFCI Prize for books on business communications.

Out of Touch Book

Out of Touch

  • Author : Michelle Drouin
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262046671

Out of Touch Excerpt :

A behavioral scientist explores love, belongingness, and fulfillment, focusing on how modern technology can both help and hinder our need to connect. Millions of people around the world are not getting the physical, emotional, and intellectual intimacy they crave. Through the wonders of modern technology, we are connecting with more people more often than ever before, but are these connections what we long for? Pandemic isolation has made us even more alone. In Out of Touch, Professor of Psychology Michelle Drouin investigates what she calls our intimacy famine, exploring love, belongingness, and fulfillment and considering why relationships carried out on technological platforms may leave us starving for physical connection. Drouin puts it this way: when most of our interactions are through social media, we are taking tiny hits of dopamine rather than the huge shots of oxytocin that an intimate in-person relationship would provide. Drouin explains that intimacy is not just sex—although of course sex is an important part of intimacy. But how important? Drouin reports on surveys that millennials (perhaps distracted by constant Tinder-swiping) have less sex than previous generations. She discusses pandemic puppies, professional cuddlers, the importance of touch, “desire discrepancy” in marriage, and the value of friendships. Online dating, she suggests, might give users too many options; and the internet facilitates “infidelity-related behaviors.” Some technological advances will help us develop and maintain intimate relationships—our phones, for example, can be bridges to emotional support. Some, on the other hand, might leave us out of touch. Drouin explores both of these possibilities.

Technocreep Book


  • Author : Thomas P. Keenan
  • Publisher : Greystone Books
  • Release Date : 2014-09-13
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771641234

Technocreep Excerpt :

“Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies,” writes cyber expert Keenan, “and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy and the commoditization of intimacy.” Here is the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading technologies, coming at you from governments, corporations, and the person next door. Take, for example, “Girls Around Me”: a Russian-made iPhone App that allowed anyone to scan the immediate vicinity for girls and women who checked in on Foursquare and had poorly secured Facebook profiles. It combined this information in a way never intended by the original poster. Going to a Disney theme park? Your creepy new “MagicBand” will alert Minnie Mouse that you’re on the way and she’ll know your kid’s name when you approach her. Thinking about sending your DNA off to for some “genetic genealogy”? Perhaps you should think again: your genetic information could be used against you. With security scares like the Heartbleed bug (which compromised even supposedly safe internet behemoths like Google and Yahoo!) becoming more commonplace, this book is a must-read for anybody who values their privacy in a wired world.

Recovering Intimacy in Love Relationships Book

Recovering Intimacy in Love Relationships

  • Author : Jon Carlson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-01-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136976469

Recovering Intimacy in Love Relationships Excerpt :

The loss of intimacy is one of the most difficult—but also one of the most common—factors in the destruction of any relationship. Recovering Intimacy in Love Relationships lays out practical, evidence-based guidelines on which clinicians can depend as they wade through the intense emotions and fragile bonds of couples in crisis. With care and sensitivity, the book's authors analyze the increasingly complex context in which the cycle of intimacy develops, wanes, and recovers. The chapters delve into diverse populations' attitudes toward intimacy and provide an entire section on cultural, gender and religious issues. Clinicians looking for a research-based, practical take on the many facets of intimacy in the twenty-first century need look no further than this book.

Intimacy and ageing Book

Intimacy and ageing

  • Author : Bildtgård, Torbjörn
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447326502

Intimacy and ageing Excerpt :

To begin new relationships in later life is increasingly common in large parts of the Western world. This timely book addresses the gap in knowledge about late life repartnering and provides a comprehensive map of the changing landscape of late life intimacy. Part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, the book examines the changing structural conditions of intimacy and ageing in late modernity. How do longer lives, changing norms and new technologies affect older people’s relationship careers, their attitudes to repartnering and in the formation of new relationships? Which forms do these new unions take? What does a new intimate relationship offer older men and women and what are the consequences for social integration? What is the role and meaning of sex? By introducing a gains-perspective the book challenges stereotypes of old age as a period of loss and decline. It also challenges the image of older people as conservative, and instead presents them as an avant-garde that often experiment with new ways of being together.

Searching for Intimacy Book

Searching for Intimacy

  • Author : Lyndon Bowring
  • Publisher : Authentic
  • Release Date : 2005-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN 10 : 1850785856

Searching for Intimacy Excerpt :

In 2004 CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) polled 3,000 church leaders about the issue of internet pornography. Of the 1,200 replies we received, a massive 97% said they considered pornography to be a serious problem within the church, and had dealt with at least two people affected by it over the previous year. Over 80% could not find suitable resources to help. CARE responded by organizing a major conference to examine the issue, "Searching for Intimacy;" publishing a book with the same name, based on the talks, and launching a special website offering help and advice - Publisher.