Intimacy and Power: The Dynamics of Personal Relationships in Modern Society

Intimacy and Power: The Dynamics of Personal Relationships in Modern Society

by D. Layder

Hardcover(2009)

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Intimacy and Power: The Dynamics of Personal Relationships in Modern Society by D. Layder

This book explores the nature of intimacy by revealing how the influence of individual, interpersonal and wider social factors create variations in self-disclosure, intimacy games and relationship habits. It describes how the dynamics of power and control in relationships give rise either to mutual satisfaction or to the unraveling of intimacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230579569
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/28/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

DEREK LAYDER is Visiting Professor at the University of Leicester, UKand Eminent Research Visitor, University of Western Sydney, Australia. His most recent publications include Social and Personal Identity, Emotion in Social Life, and Understanding Social Theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction Understanding Couple Intimacy The Varieties of Couple Intimacy Psycho-Emotional Needs Intimacy& Interpersonal Control Gender, Intimacy Styles& Skills Arguments, Indirectness& Non-Disclosure Personal Strategies& Repertoires Energy-Draining Games Energising Games The Erosion of Intimacy The Nature of Modern Intimacy Intimacy, Power& Social Domains Bibliography

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