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Author Beasley, Chris, author
Title Internet dating : intimacy and social change / Chris Beasley and Mary Holmes
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HQ801.82 .B43 2021    DUE 05-31-22    30520020903408
 人文社會聯圖  HQ801.82 .B43 2021    AVAILABLE    30610020656856
Descript x, 225 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Routledge advances in sociology ; 308
Routledge advances in sociology ; 308
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-223) and index
"Internet Dating deals primarily with the experiences of UK and Australian daters, examining their online accounts to see what kinds of narratives, norms, emotions, and 'chemistry' shape their dating. Has the emergence and growth of internet dating changed the dating landscape for the better? Most commentators, popular and academic, ask whether online dating is more efficient for individuals than offline dating. We prefer a socio-political perspective. In particular, the book illustrates the extent to which internet dating can advance gender and sexual equality. Drawing on the voices of internet daters themselves, we show that internet dating reveals how social change often arises in the unassuming, everyday and familiar. We also pay attention to often ignored older daters and include consideration of daters in Africa, Scandinavia, South America, Asia and the Middle East. Throughout we explore the pitfalls and pleasures of men and women daters navigating unconventional directions towards more equitable social relations"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Dating (Social customs) -- Computer network resources
Personals -- Computer network resources
Alt Author Holmes, Mary, 1965- author
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