Intimacy: Personal Relationships in Modern Societies

Intimacy: Personal Relationships in Modern Societies

By: Lynn Jamieson (author)Paperback

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Are personal relationships deeper and more intimate than ever before or are they increasingly empty and structured by selfish individualism? This exciting new book examines the question in a wide--ranging discussion of the nature of intimacy, focusing on key relationships between parents and children, families, sexual partners, couples and friends.

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Lynn Jamieson is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh.


Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. A Story of Intimacy?. The Wider Significance of Intimacy in Personal Life. Dimensions of Intimacy. Stories and Story Tellers. Conclusion. 2. From a The Familya to Sex and Industry. . The Making of the Conventional Modern Family. Visions of the Future. 3. Parenting and Intimacy. Mothers and Fathers as Intimates. More Shared Caring Between Mothers and Fathers?. Parenting: Trends in Intimacy and Democracy?. 4. Are Good Friends All You Need? . Friends, Kin and Intimacy. Gender, Heterosexuality, Friendship and Intimacy. 5. Sex and Intimacy. . Introduction. Stories of a Normal Sexa and Intimacy. The Realities of Sexual Lives. Stories, Practices and Social Change. 6. The Couple: Intimate and Equal? . The Heterosexual Couple: Still She the Housewife, He the Earner?. Domestic Violence and Forced Intimacy. Same--Sex Couples. Intimacy and Relationship Breakdown. 7. Conclusion. . Notes. Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/12/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780745615745
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780745615745
  • weight: 320
  • ISBN10: 0745615740

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