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Page 1 of 2 New Technologies and Our Feelings [Author: Christine Rosen] Germaine Greer’s definition of “Love” (compared to Ann Landers’ definition, located in the “Close Ties – Related Concepts and Ideas” piece I wrote): “love love love – all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-iduced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalitites in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness” 20 th Century Factors Impacting Courtship: Technology, the internet dating stuff Whitehead’s view of why the traditional courtship dating marriage system is “pretty much dead” at this point: Whitehead viws technology as one of our best solutions- isolde can now find her Tristan on the internet. The traidional mating system where people met someone in their
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Unformatted text preview: neighborhood or college is pretty much dead. What we have is a huge population of working singles who have limited opportunities to go through some elaborate courtship. Results of The Chicago Health and Social Life Survey: Adverse Impact of Technology on Relationships: Our technologies enable, if not promote: What constitutes a healthy rate of self-disclosure to a potential mate? According to the author Internet dating as modern-day matchmaker dangers posed by: Encourages both transparency and over-sharing, as well as another danger it insists that we reduce and market ourselves as the disembodied sum of our parts. Pg 165 first paragraph more deets Page 2 of 2 Internet Matchmaking: Science or Nostalgia? Different viewpoints: Negative consequences of Use of IT, in mate selection and elsewhere : Authors view: Courtship SHOULD be about: NOT about:...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2010 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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