Love Online: Emotions on the Internet

Love Online: Emotions on the Internet

by Aaron Ben-Ze'ev
     
 

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… See more details below

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.

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

Preface
1The seductive space1
2The paradoxical nature of online relationships26
3Emotions on the Net58
4Online imagination78
5Online privacy and emotional closeness95
6Is it worth it?120
7Flirting on- and offline145
8Cyberlove160
9Chatting is sometimes cheating199
10The future of romantic relationships223
Notes249
Bibliography264
Index275

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