Relating Intimacies

Relating Intimacies
Author: Julie Seymour
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1999-11-26
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781349276837

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Relating Intimacies contains papers presented at the 1997 British Sociological Association Conference which discuss contemporary research and theorizing with regard to intimate relationships. Researchers examine the development of new forms of intimate relationships, exploring their emotional and legal dimensions, the issues of parenting in a changing world and the tensions and negotiations which are managed by those in intimate relationships. This volume will be of interest to sociologists, social policy and gender studies students, social workers and legal students.


Author: Katie Kitamura
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-07-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780399576188

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A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK OF 2021 LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE 2021 READS AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER A BEST BOOK OF 2021 FROM Washington Post, Vogue, Time, Oprah Daily, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlantic, Kirkus and Entertainment Weekly “Intimacies is a haunting, precise, and morally astute novel that reads like a psychological thriller…. Katie Kitamura is a wonder.” —Dana Spiotta, author of Wayward and Eat the Document “One of the best novels I’ve read in 2021.” – Dwight Garner, The New York Times A novel from the author of A Separation, an electrifying story about a woman caught between many truths. An interpreter has come to The Hague to escape New York and work at the International Court. A woman of many languages and identities, she is looking for a place to finally call home. She's drawn into simmering personal dramas: her lover, Adriaan, is separated from his wife but still entangled in his marriage. Her friend Jana witnesses a seemingly random act of violence, a crime the interpreter becomes increasingly obsessed with as she befriends the victim's sister. And she's pulled into an explosive political controversy when she’s asked to interpret for a former president accused of war crimes. A woman of quiet passion, she confronts power, love, and violence, both in her personal intimacies and in her work at the Court. She is soon pushed to the precipice, where betrayal and heartbreak threaten to overwhelm her, forcing her to decide what she wants from her life.

Same Sex Intimacies

Same Sex Intimacies
Author: Jeffrey Weeks,Brian Heaphy,Catherine Donovan
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2001
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780415254762

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Based on extensive interviews, this fascinating new book argues that developments in the non-heterosexual world are closely linked to wider changes in the meaning of family in society. This topical book will provide compelling reading.


Author: Alan Frank,Patricia T. Clough,Steven Seidman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2013-07-24
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781135090395

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In the last decade or so, there has been a shift in the popular and academic discussion of our personal lives. Relationships – and not necessarily marriage – have gravitated to the center of our relational lives. Many of us feel entitled to seek intimacy, an emotionally depthful social bonding, rather than simply security or companionship from our relationships. Unlike in a marriage-centred culture, intimacy is today pursued in varied relationships, from familial to friends and to romances. And intimacies are being forged in multiple venues, from face-to-face to virtual, cyber contexts. A new scholarship has addressed this changing terrain of personal life – there is today a vast literature on cohabitation, parenthood without marriage, sex and love outside marriage, queer families, cyber intimacies and friendships. However, much theorizing and research has focussed either on the interior, subjective or sociocultural aspects of intimacies, not their interaction. This volume aims to break new ground: Intimacies explores the psychological terrain of intimacy in depthful ways without abandoning its sociohistorical context and the centrality of power dynamics. Drawing on a rich archive that includes the social sciences, feminism, queer studies, and psychoanalysis, the contributors examine: changing cultures of intimacy fluid and solid attachments and intimacies from hook ups, to sibling bonds, to erotic love a politics of intimacy that may involve state enforced hierarchies, class, misrecognition, social exclusion and violence embodied experiences of intimacy and dynamics of endings and loss a pluralization of intimacies that challenge established ethical hierarchies This volume aims to define the cutting edge of this emerging field of scholarship and politics. It challenges existing paradigms that assume rigid hierarchical approaches to relational life. Intimacies will be of interest for psychoanalysts and for students or scholars in sexualities, gender studies, family studies, feminism studies, queer studies, social class, cultural studies, and philosophy.

Fraught Intimacies

Fraught Intimacies
Author: Nathan Rambukkana
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-05-30
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9780774828994

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Adultery scandals involving politicians. Dating websites for married women and men. News reports on raids of polygamous communities. It seems that non-monogamy is everywhere: in popular culture, in the news, and before the courts. In Fraught Intimacies, Nathan Rambukkana delves into how polygamy, adultery, and polyamory are represented in the public sphere. His intricate analysis reveals how some forms of non-monogamy are tacitly accepted, even glamourized, while others are vilified and reviled. By questioning what this says about intimacy, power, and privilege, this book offers an innovative framework for understanding the status of non-monogamy in Western society.

Virginia Woolf and the Ethics of Intimacy

Virginia Woolf and the Ethics of Intimacy
Author: Elsa Högberg
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-02-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781350022737

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Revisiting Virginia Woolf's most experimental novels, Elsa Högberg explores how Woolf's writing prompts us to re-examine the meaning of intimacy. In Högberg's readings of Jacob's Room, Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and The Waves, intimacy is revealed to inhere not just in close relations with the ones we know and love, but primarily within those unsettling encounters which suspend our comfortable sense of ourselves as separate from others and the world around us. Virginia Woolf and the Ethics of Intimacy locates this radical notion of intimacy at the heart of Woolf's introspective, modernist poetics as well as her ethical and political resistance to violence, aggressive nationalism and fascism. Engaging contemporary theory – particularly the more recent works of Judith Butler, Luce Irigaray and Julia Kristeva – it reads Woolf as a writer and ethical thinker whose vital contribution to the modernist scene of inter-war Britain is strikingly relevant to critical debates around intimacy, affect, violence and vulnerability in our own time.

Remembering Our Intimacies

Remembering Our Intimacies
Author: Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-09-28
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781452964768

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Recovering Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) relationality and belonging in the land, memory, and body of Native Hawai’i Hawaiian “aloha ʻāina” is often described in Western political terms—nationalism, nationhood, even patriotism. In Remembering Our Intimacies, Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio centers in on the personal and embodied articulations of aloha ʻāina to detangle it from the effects of colonialism and occupation. Working at the intersections of Hawaiian knowledge, Indigenous queer theory, and Indigenous feminisms, Remembering Our Intimacies seeks to recuperate Native Hawaiian concepts and ethics around relationality, desire, and belonging firmly grounded in the land, memory, and the body of Native Hawai’i. Remembering Our Intimacies argues for the methodology of (re)membering Indigenous forms of intimacies. It does so through the metaphor of a ‘upena—a net of intimacies that incorporates the variety of relationships that exist for Kānaka Maoli. It uses a close reading of the moʻolelo (history and literature) of Hiʻiakaikapoliopele to provide context and interpretation of Hawaiian intimacy and desire by describing its significance in Kānaka Maoli epistemology and why this matters profoundly for Hawaiian (and other Indigenous) futures. Offering a new approach to understanding one of Native Hawaiians’ most significant values, Remembering Our Intimacies reveals the relationships between the policing of Indigenous bodies, intimacies, and desires; the disembodiment of Indigenous modes of governance; and the ongoing and ensuing displacement of Indigenous people.

Mediated Intimacies

Mediated Intimacies
Author: Rikke Andreassen,Michael Nebeling Petersen,Katherine Harrison,Tobias Raun
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-10-30
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781351804080

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Social media, characterized by user-generated content, interactivity, participation and community formation, have gained much research attention in recent years. At the same time, intimacy, affectivity and emotions are increasingly growing as fields of study. While these two areas are often interwoven, the actual interconnections are rarely studied in detail. This anthology explores how social media construct new types of intimacies, and how practices of intimacy shape the development and use of new media, offering empirical knowledge, theoretical insights and an international perspective on the flourishing field of digital intimacies. Chapters present a range of research tools used, such as interviews, online ethnography, visual analysis, text analysis and video analysis. There is also rich variation in sources for the empirical material studied, including Tumblr, YouTube, dating sites, hook-up sites, Facebook, Snapchat, Couchsurfing, selfies, blogs and photographs, as well as smartphones, tablets and computers. By focusing on the intersection between social media and intimacies, and their continuous co-constitution, this anthology offers new insights into the vast landscape of contemporary media reality. It will be a valuable resource for teachers, students and scholars with an interest in new media, communication, intimacy and affectivity.

The Relate Guide to Sex and Intimacy

The Relate Guide to Sex and Intimacy
Author: Cate Campbell
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-08-06
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781473527485

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Sex and intimacy are what make couple relationships special and different. We may even measure the quality of the relationship by how intimate we feel or how good the sex is. This can be wonderfully reassuring when it goes well, but we all have times in our lives and relationships when we don’t feel so close. When sex isn’t working well or isn’t happening, confidence in the relationship can ebb away too. Yet there is plenty you can do to turn things around and recapture the fading intimacy. In The Relate Guide to Sex and Intimacy, Cate Campbell takes a realistic look at modern relationships, steering you through practical exercises, examples, quizzes and talking points to help give your sexual self and your relationship an intimacy makeover. Comprehensively tackling the issues that challenge sex and intimacy, this book will both equip you to understand and manage problems when they arise and to make a good sex life even better.

Performing Intimacies with Hawthorne Austen Wharton and George Eliot

Performing Intimacies with Hawthorne  Austen  Wharton  and George Eliot
Author: Maya Higashi Wakana
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2018-08-27
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9783319939919

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Performing Intimacies with Hawthorne, Austen, Wharton, and George Eliot analyzes literary reproductions of everyday intimacies through a microsociological lens to demonstrate the value of reading microsocially. The text investigates the interplay between author, character, and reader and considers such concepts as face and moments of embarrassment to emphasize how art and life are inseparable. Drawing on narrative theory, the phenomenological approach, and macro approaches, Maya Higashi Wakana examines Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil,” Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Wharton’s Ethan Frome and The Age of Innocence, and George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss. Through a multidisciplinary approach, this book provides new ways of reading the everyday in literature.

Genealogies of Emotions Intimacies and Desire

Genealogies of Emotions  Intimacies  and Desire
Author: Ann Brooks
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2016-10-04
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317588030

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Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies and Desire excavates epistemologies which attempt to explain changes in emotional regimes from medieval society to late modernity. Key in this debate is the concept of intimacy. The book shows that different historical periods are characterized by emotional regimes where intimacy in the form of desire, sex, passion, and sex largely exist outside marriage, and that marriage and traditional normative values and structures are fundamentally incompatible with the expression of intimacy in the history of emotional regimes. The book draws on the work of a number of theorists who assess change in emotional regimes by drawing on intimacy including Michel Foucault, Eva Illouz, Lauren Berlant, Anthony Giddens, Laura Ann Stoler, Anne McClintock, Niklas Luhmann and David Shumway. Some of the areas covered by the book include: Foucault, sex and sexuality; romantic and courtly love; intimacy in late modernity; Imperial power, gender and intimacy, intimacy and feminist interventions; and the commercialization of intimacy. This book will appeal to students and scholars in the social sciences and humanities, including sociology, gender studies, cultural studies, and literary studies.

Animal Intimacies

Animal Intimacies
Author: Radhika Govindrajan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-05-29
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780226560045

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What does it mean to live and die in relation to other animals? Animal Intimacies posits this central question alongside the intimate—and intense—moments of care, kinship, violence, politics, indifference, and desire that occur between human and non-human animals. Built on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in the mountain villages of India’s Central Himalayas, Radhika Govindrajan’s book explores the number of ways that human and animal interact to cultivate relationships as interconnected, related beings. Whether it is through the study of the affect and ethics of ritual animal sacrifice, analysis of the right-wing political project of cow-protection, or examination of villagers’ talk about bears who abduct women and have sex with them, Govindrajan illustrates that multispecies relatedness relies on both difference and ineffable affinity between animals. Animal Intimacies breaks substantial new ground in animal studies, and Govindrajan’s detailed portrait of the social, political and religious life of the region will be of interest to cultural anthropologists and scholars of South Asia as well.

Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy

Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy
Author: Debra J. Mashek,Arthur Aron
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2004-04-13
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781135632403

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This handbook brings together the latest thinking on the scientific study of closeness and intimacy from some of the most active and widely recognized relationship scholars in social and clinical psychology, communication studies, and related disciplines. Each contributing author defines their understanding of the meaning of closeness and intimacy; summarizes existing research and provides an overview of a theoretical framework; presents new ideas, applications, and previously unstated theoretical connections; and provides cross-references to other chapters to further integrate the material. The Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, and students from social, clinical, and developmental psychology; family studies; counseling; and communication.

Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries

Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries
Author: Byron Dueck
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2013-11
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780199747658

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This book explores several musical styles performed in the vital aboriginal musical scene that has emerged in the western Canadian province of Manitoba. Focusing on fiddling, country music, and Christian hymnody, as well as step dancing and the pow-wow, author Byron Dueck advances a groundbreaking new performative theory of music culture that acknowledges tradition without losing sight of the dynamic negotiations that bring it into being.

Intimacies Citizenship and Refugee Men

Intimacies  Citizenship and Refugee Men
Author: Samuel Muchoki
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2016-11-22
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783319465111

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This timely book moves beyond struggling, suffering and loss to argue that forced migration often provides opportunities for men to pursue new relationships and re-organise their intimate lives. It focuses on the lived experiences of masculinity, sexuality and pursuit of intimate relationships by men who have arrived in Australia as refugees from the Horn of Africa. The author shows that, even amidst the chaos of displacement, the difficulties of living in limbo whilst seeking asylum and the challenges of settlement, the desire for enjoyable and fulfilling intimate relations remains central to the everyday lives of refugee men. This novel work will appeal to students and scholars of migration studies, citizenship, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.