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Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life

Love and Intimacy in Online Cross-Cultural Relationships

The Power of Imagination

Authors: Pananakhonsab, Wilasinee

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  • Provides a first-person perspective on Thai women’s experiences of online cross-cultural relationships
  • Challenges current thinking on the authenticity and validity of cross-cultural relationships that develop in cyberspace
  • Develops the argument that the tool of imagination provides a means by which women are able to initiate, develop and sustain cross-cultural relationships at a distance
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About this book

This book challenges assumptions about the motivations that drive women from relatively poor, developing countries to use intermarriage dating sites to find partners from relatively wealthy, developed countries. It is generally assumed that economic deprivation or economic opportunities are the main factors, but this book instead focuses on the work of women’s imagination in online cross-cultural relationships, including the role of desire, love and intimacy. The experiences of Thai women are used to explore how they initiate, develop and maintain love and intimacy with Western men across distance and time. The book shows that, in the absence of opportunities to search and meet partners from geographically distant parts of the world, the technology of the internet offers new ways of searching for and managing relationships and has significant consequences for local experiences and expectations of love and partnering.

The book will be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in family and intimate life, gender and sexualities, Asian and Thai studies, globalization and nationalism, culture and media, sociology and anthropology. 

About the authors

Wilasinee Pananakhonsab is Lecturer in Sociology at Thammasat University, Thailand. Her research interests include family, intimate relationships and online intimacy. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-35119-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35118-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-81728-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Love and Intimacy in Online Cross-Cultural Relationships
Book Subtitle
The Power of Imagination
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-35119-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-35119-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-35118-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81728-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 187
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