The Illusion of Intimacy

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.

The Illusion of Intimacy

Author: John C. Bridges

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399514

Page: 154

View: 249

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.

Cinema Pessimism

Political representatives can be motivated to exaggerate their intimacy with
citizens. But citizens, we are reminded here, can be a ready audience for such
exaggerations because they may prefer the illusion of intimacy to the real thing.
Or they ...

Cinema Pessimism

Author: Joshua Foa Dienstag

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190067713

Page: 192

View: 185

Aesthetic and political representation are often treated separately, but this book argues that film offers a unique perspective through which to understand the dangers to equality and freedom that lurk in representative politics. The potential problems of representative democracy have long been debated: does it cultivate apathy and discourage citizen participation? What does it mean to be faithfully or well represented in a democracy? And how can appropriate, meaningful representation be achieved? Here, these questions are addressed from a new perspective. Representation, Joshua Foa Dienstag argues, can create the illusion of freedom and reciprocity in place of the real thing, and in both cinema and politics, what gives us pleasure is not the same as what secures or supports our existence as free and equal citizens. As this book shows, there are political dangers not visible within the current debates around democratic representation, dangers we can better understand and help to minimize by considering the way that human beings interact, emotionally, with their filmic representations. Dienstag looks at a series of films that directly confront issues of representation (Her, Blade Runner, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Melancholia, and the Up documentary series) to diagnose these hazards and consider how best to respond to them. Each chapter looks at a specific film as emblematic of a different conception or problem of representation often ignored by mainstream political debates (such as reciprocity, happiness, boundaries, evil) to show that the relationship between representation and freedom is fraught with tension. This book continues Dienstag's earlier groundbreaking work on philosophical pessimism, understood not as something despairing, but as a rejection of the idea that these necessary tensions can be cured. Ultimately, Dienstag seeks to defend a kind of pessimistic politics that might produce a better sort of democratic representation than what we have today.

Prime Time Preachers

In nondramatic programming , a variety of techniques or strategies may be used
to create and sustain the illusion of intimacy between performer and audience .
The first is to make the performance as casual as possible in a setting that ...

Prime Time Preachers

Author: Jeffrey K. Hadden

Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN:

Page: 217

View: 393

Intimacy Performance and the Lied in the Early Nineteenth Century

... and gradually, into closer intimacy with the hostess.17 Apparently these
strategic endeavors were tiring, if still fun; the ... slipping instead into their normal
selves and breaking with the illusion of the game.18 In addition to such activities,
 ...

Intimacy  Performance  and the Lied in the Early Nineteenth Century

Author: Jennifer Ronyak

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253035805

Page: 312

View: 713

The German lied, or art song, is considered one of the most intimate of all musical genres—often focused on the poetic speaker’s inner world and best suited for private and semi-private performance in the home or salon. Yet, problematically, any sense of inwardness in lieder depends on outward expression through performance. With this paradox at its heart, Intimacy, Performance, and the Lied in the Early Nineteenth Century explores the relationships between early nineteenth-century theories of the inward self, the performance practices surrounding inward lyric poetry and song, and the larger conventions determining the place of intimate poetry and song in the public concert hall. Jennifer Ronyak studies the cultural practices surrounding lieder performances in northern and central Germany in the first quarter of the nineteenth century, demonstrating how presentations of lieder during the formative years of the genre put pressure on their sense of interiority. She examines how musicians responded to public concern that outward expression would leave the interiority of the poet, the song, or the performer unguarded and susceptible to danger. Through this rich performative paradox Ronyak reveals how a song maintains its powerful intimacy even during its inherently public performance.

The Externalization of Consciousness and the Psychopathology of Everyday Life

THE ILLUSION OF THE IMAGE Nowhere is the illusion of intimacy more easily
generated and sustained than through the visual media . Television can provide
the illusion of intimacy just as religion can provide the illusion of understanding ...

The Externalization of Consciousness and the Psychopathology of Everyday Life

Author: Stephen DeBerry

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Page: 202

View: 905

DeBerry presents a new model of human consciousness and takes a penetrating look at the relationship of consciousness and technology. Suggesting that we reintegrate the concept of consciousness into mainstream psychology, he uses his model to explore the deleterious effects of the "accelerated television video universe" on the quality of our lives. What role has technology played in the shifting of human consciousness to a predominantly impersonal dimension where only the material world matters? Intended for courses in graduate psychology, this volume's interdisciplinary perspective makes it equally relevant for courses in all social sciences.

Life Mastery

As the newness of the romance wears off, so does the illusion that you are both
just perfect. ... If you are not relating to someone in the light of reality and truth you
cannot be intimate. You will never have more than the illusion of intimacy.

Life Mastery

Author: Sally Fisher

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780517589434

Page: 271

View: 628

Tells how to take control of one's life, discover one's true self, and overcome illness, addiction, and problems from the past

Contemporary Psychoanalysis

However , the excessive need to keep a secret may also reflect difficulties in
relating and maintaining intimacy with ... and unsuccessful search for intimacy
which is the basis for such gossiping , and that only an illusion of intimacy is
achieved .

Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 282

The Age of Television

The Illusion of Intimacy . Because the audience projects itself and its wishes into
what it hears and sees , the broadcast media can create the illusion that their
performers or announcers communicate directly to the people on the receiving
end .

The Age of Television

Author: Leo Bogart

Publisher: Ungar Publishing Company

ISBN:

Page: 515

View: 322

The viewing habits of American TV audiences are analyzed to show the impact of television on politics, economics, and education

Alias Bob Dylan Revisited

The recording of a singer ' s voice can still produce the illusion of intimacy ;
indeed , the illusion may be all the stronger in a private setting than in a public
one . But recording also underlines the structure of absence ; recording always
carries ...

Alias Bob Dylan Revisited

Author: Stephen Scobie

Publisher: Calgary : Red Deer Press

ISBN:

Page: 350

View: 403

Bob Dylan is still singing the songs which, for more than forty years, have made him one of the most artistic voices of our time. In this revised and expanded edition of Stephen Scobie's Alias Bob Dylan, the author covers all the stages of a remarkable career: not only the incandescent impact on the mid-1960s, when Dylan revolutionized folk and popular music, but also his later reinvention of himself as a traveling performer--the old blues musician whose work may no longer be fashionable but is still intensely relevant and rewarding.

Gigolos and Madames Bountiful

Illusions of Gender, Power, and Intimacy Adie Nelson, Barrie William Robinson ...
The relationship between gigolos and Madames Bountiful constitutes only a
pseudo - intimacy , as is evident from of the disclosures of the gigolos in
particular .

Gigolos and Madames Bountiful

Author: Adie Nelson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 344

View: 960

This unique study of love, sex, gender, intimacy, and power offers a radical new view of the dynamics that inform all intimate partnerships.

Inter media

The main ingredient is the illusion of intimacy created by the media personality
through imitation of the gestures , conversational style , and the informal milieu of
the face to face interaction . The audience members know the performer in the ...

Inter media

Author: Gary Gumpert

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 666

View: 591

This updated and revised edition of a popular text focuses on the symbiotic connection between the media and interpersonal relations. Inter/Media brings together over forty essays, many of them commissioned for this volume, aimed at unravelling the intricate entanglements of media, society, and the individual. The broad range of contributors includes Anthony Smith, Sari Thomas, Michael Arlen, Susan Sontag, James Lull, and Gaye Tuchman. Emphasizing education, business, and telecommunications, this edition provides eighteen new essays on timely subjects such as how and what children learn from television, the impact and role of computers on the home, the school, and the workplace, and the meaning and use of the family snapshot. Divided into four topical sections, "The Media and Interpersonal Connection," "Media, Intimacy and Interpersonal Networks," "Mediated Reality," and "Media Values," the book's organization provides a structure for reading and discussion.

The Reach of Dialogue

The main ingredient is the illusion of intimacy created by the media personality
through imitation of the gestures , conversational style , and the informal milieu of
the face - to - face interaction . The audience members know the performer in the
 ...

The Reach of Dialogue

Author: Rob Anderson

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN:

Page: 323

View: 338

This volume attempts to define the concept of dialogue and to indicate basic sources - philosophical, theoretical, and practical - that can illuminate dialogue's potential, its limitations, and relevancy to communication theory. Essays highlight central questions and issues.

Intimate Strangers

This book ranges through our culture for examples of how celebrity shapes our world and bends out minds.

Intimate Strangers

Author: Richard Schickel

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN:

Page: 312

View: 605

This book ranges through our culture for examples of how celebrity shapes our world and bends out minds.

French Political Parties in Transition

The impact of television in this respect is worth noting for it touches upon the
whole issue of the illusion of intimacy and how it is constructed . Within a tribune
setting in general the great majority are present out of a sense of solidarity . A
tribune ...

French Political Parties in Transition

Author: Alistair Cole

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Page: 212

View: 857

Living in the Information Age

When the television camera pans down on the performer , the illusion is strong
that he is enhancing the presumed intimacy by literally coming closer . But the
persona ' s image , while partial , contrived , and penetrated by illusion , is not ...

Living in the Information Age

Author: E. Page Bucy

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Page: 329

View: 929

LIVING IN THE INFORMATION AGE traces the development, surveys the literature, and explores the impact of new technologies on the media landscape, examining both conceptual and practical aspects of life in an information society. The 64 articles comprising this reader examine the utopian promises of technology's true believers, and the dystopian views of technology's critics, all the while exploring how the media industries are being transformed through digital convergence and corporate concentration

Talking to Strangers

The main ingredient is the illusion of intimacy created by the media personality
through imitation of the gestures , conversational style , and the informal milieu of
the face - to - face interaction . The audience members know the performer in the
 ...

Talking to Strangers

Author: Gary Gumpert

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 255

View: 198

The book analyzes the transnational information industry in its total scope and subsectors including a discssion of such topics as concentration ratio, profitability, growth, internationalization and interlocks. The implications of converging interests between information and financial industries are discussed in view of the need for a new international order.

The Illusion Trap

The porcupine illusion is a variation of the jumbled message caper . Pricked by
this illusion , the victim believes that if she develops an intimate relationship , she
will lose her identity and become a love slave . Because intimacy signals danger
 ...

The Illusion Trap

Author: William J. Knaus

Publisher: World Almanac Books

ISBN:

Page: 204

View: 706

Fatal Attractions

Intimacy I can't overstate the importance of an intimate relationship with God .
Because the object or event to which we become addicted gives the illusion of
intimacy , only authentic intimacy can expose the illusion . God doesn't simply
want ...

Fatal Attractions

Author: Bill Perkins

Publisher: Harvest House Pub

ISBN: 9780890819210

Page: 191

View: 317

Christian perspectives on additions to food, sex, codependency, exercise, negativism, and workaholism.

The Ego I is the Illusion of Relatedness

Way of the Heart , either formal “ celibate renunciation ” or ( fully developed ) “
true intimacy ” should become a certain choice ( based on most fundamental self
- understanding ) , and the true Yoga of “ sexual communion ” should then ( in the
 ...

The Ego  I  is the Illusion of Relatedness

Author: Adi Da Samraj

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780918801326

Page: 191

View: 825

Avatar Adi Da Samraj describes the limitations and illusory nature of the 'I', and how the 'I' can be transcended so that there is awakening to 'the unqualified feeling of being that is absolute consciousness itself'.