Love Online: Emotions on the Internet

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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? Is online sex still 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 academic, 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.
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'This clearly written and dryly witty book, though avowedly a work of scholarship, is also packed with anecdotes and smart quotes, and displays an evident empathy for its keyboard-clattering subjects.' The Independent

'Love Online manages to present a fine combination of engaging reading, comprehensive research and stimulating philosophical debate.' Jerusalem Post

'How better to enhance the higher pleasures of philosophy than with the gratifications of voyeurism? Just such an occasion for compound joys is afforded by Aaron Ben-Ze'ev's charming investigation into internet affairs and their implications for the future of love, sex and marriage.' Philosophy in Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107405974
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/26/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Aaron Ben Ze'ev is Rector of Haifa University, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Emotions at the University of Haifa. He has published extensively on emotion, most recently The Subtlety of Emotions (2000).

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 The seductive space 1
2 The paradoxical nature of online relationships 26
3 Emotions on the Net 58
4 Online imagination 78
5 Online privacy and emotional closeness 95
6 Is it worth it? 120
7 Flirting on- and offline 145
8 Cyberlove 160
9 Chatting is sometimes cheating 199
10 The future of romantic relationships 223
Notes 249
Bibliography 264
Index 275
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