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

Hardcover | September 15, 2009

byDerek Layder

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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.

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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 ...

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

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.82 × 5.65 × 0.62 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230579566

ISBN - 13:9780230579569

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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