The Illusion of Intimacy

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.

Author: John C. Bridges

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313399510

Category: Computers

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.
Categories: Computers

Cinema Pessimism

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 ...

Author: Joshua Foa Dienstag

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190067717

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Digital Literary Sphere

The Digital Literary Sphere

The illusion of intimacy is fun, providing you remain aware that it's an illusion” (
2012; italics added). ... Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram—that promises to
collapse distance and provide unmediated access to the intimate thoughts of an
author in ...

Author: Simone Murray

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421426099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Drawing on approaches from literary studies, media and cultural studies, book history, cultural policy, and the digital humanities, this book asks: What is the significance of authors communicating directly to readers via social media? How does digital media reframe the "live" author-reader encounter? And does the growing army of reader-reviewers signal an overdue democratizing of literary culture or the atomizing of cultural authority? In exploring these questions, The Digital Literary Sphere takes stock of epochal changes in the book industry while probing books’ and digital media’s complex contemporary coexistence.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Prime Time Preachers

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 ...

Author: Jeffrey K. Hadden

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

ISBN: UOM:39015001990723

Category: Evangelists

Page: 217

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Categories: Evangelists

Intimacy Performance and the Lied in the Early Nineteenth Century

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,

Author: Jennifer Ronyak

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253035806

Category: Music

Page: 312

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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.
Categories: Music

The Externalization of Consciousness and the Psychopathology of Everyday Life

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 ...

Author: Stephen DeBerry

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015021474708

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

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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.
Categories: Psychology

Life Mastery

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.

Author: Sally Fisher

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0517589435

Category: Psychology

Page: 271

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

Contemporary Psychoanalysis

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 .



ISBN: UOM:39015015641957

Category: Psychoanalysis


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Categories: Psychoanalysis

The Age of Television

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 .

Author: Leo Bogart

Publisher: Ungar Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035506273

Category: Social Science

Page: 515

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

Alias Bob Dylan Revisited

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 ...

Author: Stephen Scobie

Publisher: Calgary : Red Deer Press

ISBN: UOM:39015046298652

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Inter media

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 ...

Author: Gary Gumpert

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015010927104

Category: Communication interpersonnelle

Page: 666

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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.
Categories: Communication interpersonnelle

The Reach of Dialogue

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

Author: Rob Anderson

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015026910904

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Intimate Strangers

Intimate Strangers

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

Author: Richard Schickel

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028665169

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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

French Political Parties in Transition

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 ...

Author: Alistair Cole

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015019564023

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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Categories: Political Science

Living in the Information Age

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 ...

Author: E. Page Bucy

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111619545

Category: Information society.

Page: 329

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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
Categories: Information society.

Talking to Strangers

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

Author: Gary Gumpert

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015018821549

Category: Medical

Page: 255

View: 215

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.
Categories: Medical

The Illusion Trap

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

Author: William J. Knaus

Publisher: World Almanac Books

ISBN: UOM:39015055193034

Category: Fallacies (Logic).

Page: 204

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Categories: Fallacies (Logic).

Fatal Attractions

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 ...

Author: Bill Perkins

Publisher: Harvest House Pub

ISBN: 0890819211

Category: Religion

Page: 191

View: 800

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

The Ego I is the Illusion of Relatedness

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

Author: Adi Da Samraj


ISBN: 091880132X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 191

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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'.
Categories: Philosophy

The Spectator

The Spectator

12 Para - social interaction is the sense of intimacy of friendship with a media
personality , a person whom people “ meet " only via a mass communication
medium . The term was coined to articulate the illusion of face - to - face
interaction with ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105021179077

Category: Motion pictures


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Categories: Motion pictures