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Online Matchmaking examines the joys, fears, and disappointments of hooking up with people in cyberspace. Unlike most other books that exist in this field, this collection includes studies by experts from a variety of disciplines, including Communications, Cultural studies, English, Health, Journalism, Psychology, Rhetoric, and Sociology. Online Matchmaking could be used as a primary or secondary resource for any subject that focuses on cyber-relationships.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403998491
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/29/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

MONICA T. WHITTY is Lecturer in Psychology at Queen's University Belfast. She lectures on cyberpsychology, social psychology and qualitative methods. Her major research interests include online dating, cyber-relationships, Internet infidelity, identity, misrepresentation of self online, cyberstalking, cyberethics, and Internet and email surveillance in the workplace. She is author of Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships (with Adrian N. Carr).

ANDREA J. BAKER is a Sociology Professor at Ohio University. She has studied online relationships since 1997, collecting data for the 1998 paper, Cyberspace Couples Finding Romance Online Then Meeting for the First Time in Real Life. She is author of Double Click: Romance and Commitment of Online Couples which is about 89 couples that met in chat rooms, forums and dating sites. Her interests include online communication and virtual communities.

JAMES A. INMAN is at the College of Law, University of Tennessee. He teaches and researches on rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy. His previous books include Technology and English Studies: Innovative Professional Paths (with Beth L. Hewett), Computers and Writing: The Cyborg Era, and Electronic Collaboration in the Humanities: Issues and Options (with Cheryl Reed and Peter Sands)

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
• Preface
• Acknowledgements
• Notes On Contributors
• Introduction--M. T. Whitty
• From the BBS to the Web: Tracing the Spaces of Online Romance--D. N. DeVoss
• Cyborgasms: Ten Years On and Not Enough Learned--R. Hamman
• Scripting the Rules for Mars and Venus: Advice Literature and Online Dating--S. Paasonen
• The Art of Selling One's "Self" on an Online Dating Site: The BAR Approach--M. T. Whitty
• Examining Personal Ads and Job Ads; A. Horning
• How Do I Love Thee and Thee and Thee: Self-presentation, Deception, and Multiple Relationships Online--J. M. Albright
• Expressing Emotion in Text: Email Communication of Online Couples--A. J. Baker
• A Progressive Affair: Online Dating to Real World Mating--K. Y. A. McKenna
• Cyber-Stalking as (Mis)Matchmaking--B. H. Spitzberg and W. R. Cupach
• Cyber-Victimization and Online Dating--R. A. Jerin and B. Dolinsky
• Sexual Orientation Moderates Online Sexual Activities--R. M. Mathy
• Whips and Chains? Fact or Fiction?: Content Analysis of Sadomasochism in Internet Personal Advertisements--D. K. Wysocki and J. Thalken
• Conclusion: M. T. Whitty
• Author Index
• Subject Index

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