Love Online: Emotions on the Internet

Love Online: Emotions on the Internet

by Aaron Ben-Ze'ev
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 1107405971

ISBN-13: 9781107405974

Pub. Date: 07/26/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Computers have changed not just the way we work but the way we love. Falling in and out of love, flirting, cheating, even having sex online have all become part of the modern way of living and loving. Yet we know very little about these new types of relationship. How is an online affair where the two people involved may never see or meet each other different from

Overview

Computers have changed not just the way we work but the way we love. Falling in and out of love, flirting, cheating, even having sex online have all become part of the modern way of living and loving. Yet we know very little about these new types of relationship. How is an online affair where the two people involved may never see or meet each other different from an affair in the real world? Does online sex still involve cheating on your partner? Why do people tell complete strangers their most intimate secrets? What are the rules of engagement? Will online affairs change the monogamous nature of romantic relationships? These are just some of the questions Professor Aaron Ben Ze'ev, distinguished writer and scholar, addresses in the first full length study of love online. Accessible, shocking, entertaining, enlightening, this book will change the way you look at cyberspace and love forever. Aaron Ben Ze'ev is a Professor at the Univeristy of Haifa in the Philosophy Department and has been the Rector of the University since 2000. He has published articles for many journals such as Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Philosophical Psychology, and Theory & Psychology among others. He has also had numerous books published including The Subtlety of Emotions (MIT Press, 2000) and The Perceptual System: A Philosophical and Psychological Perspective (Peter Lang,1993), both of which have been translated into Hebrew.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107405974
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/26/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The seductive space; 2. The paradoxical nature of online relationships; 3. Emotions on the net; 4. Online imagination; 5. Privacy, emotional closeness and openness; 6. Is it worth it?; 7. Flirting on and offline; 8. Cyberlove; 9. Chatting is sometimes cheating; 10. The future of romantic relationships.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >