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

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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 On Poetry

The Illusion of Intimacy: Discovering John Ashbery — in honor of Ashbery's 80th Birthday Seven years ago, I grew obsessed with “Errors”—the poem, that is, in Ashbery's first book, Some Trees. In particular, the first line fascinated me: ...

The Illusion of Intimacy  On Poetry

Author: Randall Mann

Publisher: Diode Editions

ISBN: 1939728304

Page: 156

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The Illusion of Intimacy: On Poetry brings Randall Mann’s characteristic wit, fearlessness, and attention to language, to twenty years of critical works, including reviews of early books by Laura Kasischke and Vijay Seshadri; essays on Shame, Money, and Forgetting; appreciations of Thom Gunn and John Ashbery; and two interviews. This incisive collection—a combination of criticism, close reading, autobiography, exuberance, and occasional irritation—offers a look into the mind of one of America’s finest formalists, revealing how the compression and vulnerability of the lyric draws us closer to, while asking us to resist, the limitations, freedoms, and intimacies of poetry.

Intimacy

Through her riveting account of four central relationships, Driskell-Griffie reveals the very nature of true intimacy and illustrates the distinct differences between the illusion of intimacy and the real thing.

Intimacy

Author: Brenda Griffie

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780984292301

Page: 120

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Through her riveting account of four central relationships, Driskell-Griffie reveals the very nature of true intimacy and illustrates the distinct differences between the illusion of intimacy and the real thing.

Illusion in Loving

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Illusion in Loving

Author: Joel Shor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Page: 185

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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

False Love

This timely, intelligent book will alter not only the way we seek intimate relationships, but the way we live them.

False Love

Author: Stan Katz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547630670

Page: 344

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The quest for true love appeals to us all — and yet the real thing is painfully elusive. According to Dr. Stan Katz, men and women today don't really know what to look for in a mate, or even how to love once we find one. No one teaches us. What's more, the images of love we absorb from society, the media, and popular culture are superficial and misleading. The result is false love — relationships based on illusions of what we think love should be rather than an appreciation of what it is. False Love and Other Romantic Illusions is about the mistakes we all make in love, why we make them, and how we can correct them. Using in-depth case histories, Dr. Katz traces the course of false love from early childhood conditioning to adolescent crushes to adult relationships. He shows how our first misconceptions about love lead to mistakes, and how mistakes become patterns. But the patterns of false love can be broken, and Dr. Katz points the way, with a practical, far-reaching program for achieving and sustaining true love. This timely, intelligent book will alter not only the way we seek intimate relationships, but the way we live them.

The Spirit of Intimacy

With this book, the spiritual insights of indigenous Africa take their place alongside those of native America, ancient Europe, and Asia as important influences on Western readers.

The Spirit of Intimacy

Author: Sobonfu Some

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688175791

Page: 160

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A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. Somi was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people. Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life, with family structures, spiritual practices, and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years. In The Spirit of Intimacy, Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships. Somi generously applies the subtle knowledge from her West African culture to this one. Simply and beautifully, she reveals the role of spirit in every marriage, friendship, relationship, and community. She shares ancient ways to make our intimate lives more fulfilling and secure and offers powerful insights into the "illusion of romance," divorce, and loss. Her important and fascinating lessons from the heart include the sacred meaning of pleasure, preparing a ritual space for intimacy, and the connection between sex and spirituality. Her ideas are intuitively persuasive, provocative, and healing--and supported by sound practical advice, along with specific rituals and ceremonies based on those used for thousands of years. With this book, the spiritual insights of indigenous Africa take their place alongside those of native America, ancient Europe, and Asia as important influences on Western readers.A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. Somi was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people. Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life, with family structures, spiritual practices, and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years. In The Spirit of Intimacy, Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships. A renowned, respected teacher and mentor to thousands, Sobonfu Somi is one of the first and foremost voices of African spirituality to come to the West. Somi was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, a remote West African village with a population of about two hundred people. Dano has preserved the old ways of African village life, with family structures, spiritual practices, and methods of living that have been in place for more than ten thousand years. In The Spirit of Intimacy, Somi distills the ancient teachings and wisdom of her native village to give insight into the nature of intimate relationships. Somi generously applies the subtle knowledge from her West African culture to this one. Simply and beautifully, she reveals the role of spirit in every marriage, friendship, relationship, and community. She shares ancient ways to make our intimate lives more fulfilling and secure and offers powerful insights into the "illusion of romance," divorce, and loss. Her important and fascinating lessons from the heart include the sacred meaning of pleasure, preparing a ritual space for intimacy, and the connection between sex and spirituality. Her ideas are intuitively persuasive, provocative, and healing--and supported by sound practical advice, along with specific rituals and ceremonies based on those used for thousands of years. With this book, the spiritual insights of indigenous Africa take their place alongside those of native America, ancient Europe, and Asia as important influences on Western readers.

Intimacy on the Internet

John C. Bridges, The Illusion of Intimacy: Problems in the World of Online Dating (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2012), 69. Jean-Claude Kaufmann, Love Online (Malden, MA: Polity, 2012), 7. In Dan Slater, Love in the Time of Algorithms ...

Intimacy on the Internet

Author: Lauren Rosewarne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317581423

Page: 258

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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.

Intimacy and Celebrity in Eighteenth Century Literary Culture

The celebrity waxwork gives us an illusion of intimacy and it facilitates a dynamic of desire and identification with the body of 'the famous'.2 The way that various technologies work to enhance and promote the illusion of intimacy and ...

Intimacy and Celebrity in Eighteenth Century Literary Culture

Author: Emrys D. Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319769022

Page: 304

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This book provides an expansive view of celebrity’s intimate dimensions. In the process, it offers a timely reassessment of how notions of private and public were negotiated by writers, readers, actors and audiences in the early to mid-eighteenth century. The essays assembled here explore the lives of a wide range of figures: actors and actresses, but also politicians, churchmen, authors and rogues; some who courted celebrity openly and others who seemed to achieve it almost inadvertently. At a time when the topic of celebrity’s origins is attracting unprecedented scholarly attention, this collection is an important, pioneering resource.

Artificial Intimacy

Harry and Meghan's Instagram followers may be able to like and comment on their posts, but again the illusion of intimacy runs one way. According to psychologists, as we grow closer ...

Artificial Intimacy

Author: Rob Brooks

Publisher: NewSouth Publishing

ISBN: 1742245242

Page: 304

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People have long told machines what to do by pushing buttons. Now, with advances in technology, machines are pushing our buttons. In Artificial Intimacy, evolutionary biologist Rob Brooks takes us from the origins of human behaviour to the latest in artificially intelligent technologies, providing a fresh and original view of the very near future of human relationships. Sex dollbots, digital lovers, virtual friends and algorithmic matchmakers help us manage our feelings in a world of cognitive overload. Apps can sense when a user is falling in love, when they are fighting, and when they are likely to break up. These machines, the ‘artificial intimacies’, already learn and exploit human social needs. They are getting better and faster at what they do. How will humanity’s future unfold when our ancient, evolved minds and old-fashioned cultures collide with twenty-first-century technology?

Writing Intimacy into Feminist Geography

In effect, digital technologies rely in part on constructing the illusion of intimacy. Intimacy refers here to social relationships that provide the impression of being physically or emotionally close and pivots on an arrangement of ...

Writing Intimacy into Feminist Geography

Author: Pamela Moss

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134787243

Page: 242

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Intimacy, expressed through the feelings and sensations of the researcher, is bound up in the work of a feminist geographer. Tapping into this intimacy and including it in academic writing facilitates a grasping of the effects of power in particular places and initiates a discussion about how to access and tease out what constitutes the intimate both ethically and politically throughout the research process. This collection provides valuable reflections about intimacy in the research process - from encounters in the field, through data analysis, to the various pieces of written work. A global and heterogeneous pool of scholars and researchers introduce personal ways of writing intimacy into feminist geography. ​ As authors expand existing conceptualizations of intimacy and include their own stories, chapters explore the methodological challenges of using intimacy in research as an approach, a topic and a site of interaction. The book is valuable reading for students and researchers of Geography, as well as anyone interested in the ethics and practicalities of feminist, critical and emotional research methodologies.

Duende

Many throughout time have likened this awaking process to dreams and forgetfulness and because of that it seeks to reveal itself in shadows and reflections." These are poems and images that evoke and provoke a sense of DUENDE.

Duende

Author: N. Thomas Johnson-Medland

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875813

Page: 144

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"Duende is that place in us where the two halves of our life are conjoined. It is the place where we go down into the self and gather up that opposing force to our immediate nature. It involves the undoing of the 'pretending-everything-is-okay-mechanism' in us and it is an overall waking up to the forces of conflict in life and actually mustering a strength to make abiding choices. Many throughout time have likened this awaking process to dreams and forgetfulness and because of that it seeks to reveal itself in shadows and reflections." These are poems and images that evoke and provoke a sense of DUENDE.

Is It Love or Is It Addiction

Intimacy—the exchange of thoughts, feelings, and actions in an atmosphere of openness and trust— is a profound expression of our identities and, when positive, leaves us in a euphoric state. Love addiction gives the illusion of intimacy ...

Is It Love or Is It Addiction

Author: Brenda Schaeffer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592858368

Page: 296

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A fresh, updated, and expanded edition of the book that changed the way we think about romance and intimacy. Many of us confuse longing and obsession with true love. Through two previous editions, Is It Love or Is It Addiction? has helped countless people find their way from the trials and confusion of addictive love to the fulfillment of whole and healthy relationships. As the author reveals, we can begin to work through relationship difficulties with compassion and lasting effect by increasing our awareness of the ways that we express love.In this expanded third edition, Brenda Schaeffer draws on years of feedback and new developments to foster an understanding of love addiction: what it is and what it is not, how to identify it, and, even more important, how to break free of it. Stories of real people struggling to develop sound relationships illustrate the characteristics of healthy love and help readers to free themselves to find real intimacy. Included is the most up-to-date information about the biological basis of addictive behaviors and the impact of technology on intimate relationships. The author also explores the influence of past abuse and trauma on the predisposition to love addiction.

Emotion Online

Social media, for example, are fullofintimate moments shared forall tosee: scans ofunborn babies, admissions of love and ... This illusion of intimacy emphasizes the importance of feelings and works to draw the audiencesin: thus the ...

Emotion Online

Author: J. Garde-Hansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137312874

Page: 236

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Travelling through theories of emotion and affect, this book addresses the key ways in which media studies can be brought to bear upon everyday encounters with online cultures and practices. The book takes stock of where we are emotionally with regard to the Internet in the context of other screen media.

False Intimacy

This compelling book examines different aspects of sexual addiction, including shame, purity, and forgiveness, while exploring ones true identity and God-given sexuality.

False Intimacy

Author: Harry Schaumburg

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1641582367

Page: 256

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With frank honesty, False Intimacy offers realistic direction to those whose lives or ministries have been impacted by sexual addiction while examining the roots behind these behaviors. This compelling book examines different aspects of sexual addiction, including shame, purity, and forgiveness, while exploring one’s true identity and God-given sexuality.

The Evolution of Psychotherapy

THE ILLUSION OF INTIMACY IN DISORDERS OF THE SELF 3 years of age , leads to the Oedipal stage . The child enters this stage with an autonomous self and the capacity to see the object as a whole . The child then invests the parent of the ...

The Evolution of Psychotherapy

Author: Nev.) Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (1995 Las Vegas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780876308134

Page: 358

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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.

New York

Because of such close contact among members Of the group, Sullivanians live with the illusion of intimacy — that is, until they drop out of the community. Abruptly, all their intimate friends and lovers start avoiding them ...

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