The Dance of Intimacy

The Dance of Intimacy Author Harriet Lerner
ISBN-10 006091646X
Year 1990
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling author of The Dance of Anger outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. Taking a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged--by distance, intensity, or pain--she teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others. Combining clear advice with vivid case examples, Dr. Lerner offers us the most solid, helpful book on intimate relationships that both women and men may ever encounter.

The Dance of Intimacy

The Dance of Intimacy Author Harriet Lerner
ISBN-10 0061741078
Year 2009-03-17
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling author of The Dance of Anger outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. Taking a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged--by distance, intensity, or pain--she teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others. Combining clear advice with vivid case examples, Dr. Lerner offers us the most solid, helpful book on intimate relationships that both women and men may ever encounter.

The Dance of Intimacy

The Dance of Intimacy Author Harriet Goldhor Lerner
ISBN-10 0722538057
Year 1989
Pages 255
Language en
Publisher HarperThorsons
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This guide outlines the steps women, as well as men, can take to strengthen good relationships and heal difficult ones. It is also available on two 90-minute audio-cassettes from HarperAudio.

The Two Step

The Two Step Author Eileen McCann
ISBN-10 0802130321
Year 1994-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Grove Press
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Equating the struggle to achieve intimacy with the choreography of a simple dance, the author demonstrates how easy it can be to sidestep conflicts of power and distance and transform them into a meaningful closeness

Dance with Me

Dance with Me Author Julia A. Ericksen
ISBN-10 9780814722855
Year 2011
Pages 279
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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Rumba music starts and a floor full of dancers alternate clinging to one another and turning away. Rumba is an erotic dance, and the mood is hot and heavy; the women bend and hyperextend their legs as they twist and turn around their partners. They slide their feet along the floor toes first, transferring their weight from leg to leg, and settling their hips after each move to produce the rolling hip action, which is particularly visible in this slow-paced dance. Amateur and professional ballroom dancers alike compete in a highly gendered display of intimacy, romance and sexual passion. In Dance With Me, Julia Ericksen, a competitive ballroom dancer herself, takes the reader onto the competition floor and into the lights and the glamour of a world of tanned bodies and glittering attire, exploring the allure of this hyper-competitive, difficult, and often expensive activity.In this vivid exploration of the world of ballroom dance, accompanied by beautiful photographs of all levels of dancers, from the world's top competitors to social dancers, Ericksen examines the ways emotional labour is used to create intimacy between professional partners and between professionals and their students, illustrating how dancers purchase intimacy. She shows that, while at first glance, ballroom dancing presents a highly gendered face with men leading and women following, dancing also transgresses gender. Dancers press their bodies against those of strangers in ways that would be outrageous in the outside world, and while masculinity and dancing are thought to be incompatible and men who dance find their gender and sexuality suspect, dancers tell a story of heterosexual intimacy and desire; they aim for a moment when they dance as one.

Dance Hall Days

Dance Hall Days Author Randy McBee
ISBN-10 9780814761199
Year 2000-11-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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The rise of commercialized leisure coincided with the arrival of millions of immigrants to America's cities. Conflict was inevitable as older generations attempted to preserve their traditions, values, and ethnic identities, while the young sought out the cheap amusements and sexual freedom which the urban landscape offered. At immigrant picnics, social clubs, and urban dance halls, Randy McBee discovers distinct and highly contested gender lines, proving that the battle between the ages was also one between the sexes. Free from their parents and their strict rules governing sexual conduct, working women took advantage of their time in dance halls to challenge conventional gender norms. They routinely passed certain men over for dances, refused escorts home, and embraced the sensual and physical side of dance to further accentuate their superior skills and ability on the dance floor. Most men felt threatened by women's displays of empowerment and took steps to thwart the changes taking place. Accustomed to street corners, poolrooms, saloons, and other all-male get-togethers, working men tried to transform the dance hall into something that resembled these familiar hangouts. McBee also finds that men frequently abandoned the commercial dance hall for their own clubs, set up in the basements of tenement flats. In these hangouts, working men established rules governing intimacy and leisure that allowed them to regulate the behavior of the women who attended club events. The collective manner in which they behaved not only affected the organization of commercial leisure but also men and women's struggles with and against one another to define the meaning of leisure, sexuality, intimacy, and even masculinity.

The Dance of Anger

The Dance of Anger Author Harriet Lerner
ISBN-10 9780062328526
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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"Anger is a signal and one worth listening to," writes Dr. Harriet Lerner, in her renowned classic that has transformed the lives of millions of readers.While anger deserves our attention and respect, women still learn to silence our anger, to deny it entirely, or to vent it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless. In this engaging and eminently wise book, Dr. Lerner teaches women to identify the true sources of our anger and to use anger as a powerful vehicle for creating lasting change.

The Dance of Intimacy

The Dance of Intimacy Author Linda Wall
ISBN-10 097322827X
Year 2007-04
Pages 97
Language en
Publisher
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A tantalizing collection of romantic poetry From the blush of new love to the hurt and heartbreak of betrayal and unrequited love, Linda Wall shares a small part of her collection of over 200 poems written over the last 25 years. This is her first published collection of poetry. Ms. Wall says, 'Writing poetry has been a cathartic process for me all my life. These words you read were never written with the intention of ever been shown to another human being. They are the words of one woman's perspective of the human condition in searching for love and intimacy.' Amazing Linda's work is beautiful. Powerful is a better description . . . I found her words so moving. WOW (Val Clemont, author of Angel Advice) It 'will touch everyone who has ever been lonely, ever longed for that special someone.' (Cara Beckett, Carajaz Coaching & Publishing)

A Delicate Dance

A Delicate Dance Author Laura M. Jewett
ISBN-10 1433103087
Year 2008
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher Peter Lang
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Drawing on data gathered through a three-year autoethnography, "A Delicate Dance" couples the author's experiences teaching multicultural education and learning to zydeco dance in order to explore semblances of intimacy across self and other. More specifically, the book looks at semblances of intimacy embodied on the dance floor and the implications such intimacy might have for thinking about curriculum and qualitative research. This lively narrative encourages readers to consider what it might mean to envision curriculum as an embodied locale - much like zydeco dancing - where the play of epistemological forces replaces technocratic force; and where students experience the relative weight of desire, fear, and knowledge, the reciprocal touch of self and other, and the mysterious momentum of the semblance of intimacy.

Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance

Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance Author Evangelos Chrysagis
ISBN-10 9781785334542
Year 2017-03-30
Pages 282
Language en
Publisher Berghahn Books
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Across spatial, bodily, and ethical domains, music and dance both emerge from and give rise to intimate collaboration. This theoretically rich collection takes an ethnographic approach to understanding the collective dimension of sound and movement in everyday life, drawing on genres and practices in contexts as diverse as Japanese shakuhachi playing, Peruvian huayno, and the Greek goth scene. Highlighting the sheer physicality of the ethnographic encounter, as well as the forms of sociality that gradually emerge between self and other, each contribution demonstrates how dance and music open up pathways and give shape to life trajectories that are neither predetermined nor teleological, but generative.

The Dance of Connection

The Dance of Connection Author Harriet Lerner
ISBN-10 0061851833
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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In her most affirming and life-changing book yet, Dr. Harriet Lerner teaches us how to restore love and connection with the people who matter the most. In The Dance of Connection we learn what to say (and not say) when: We need an apology, and the person who has harmed us won't apologize or be accountable. We don't know how to take a conversation to the next level when we feel desperate. We feel worn down by the other person's criticism, negativity, or irresponsible behavior. We have been rejected or cut off, and the other person won't show up for the conversation. We are struggling with staying or leaving, and we don't know our "bottom line." We are convinced that we've tried everything -- and nothing changes. Filled with compelling personal stories and case examples, Lerner outlines bold new "voice lessons" that show us how to speak with honor and personal integrity, even when the other person behaves badly. Whether we're dealing with a partner, parent, sister, or best friend, The Dance of Connection teaches us how to navigate our most important relationships with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction.

A Heart That Dances

A Heart That Dances Author Catherine Martin
ISBN-10 1576833801
Year 2003
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Navpress Publishing Group
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Eight weeks of daily quiet times outlined here can help readers learn how several biblical characters interacted with God and how to apply that knowledge to their own lives.

Leaving the Enchanted Forest

Leaving the Enchanted Forest Author Stephanie S. Covington
ISBN-10 9780062043740
Year 2010-10-26
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Advice and step-by-step guidelines for those seeking to recover from addictive relationships.

The Purchase of Intimacy

The Purchase of Intimacy Author Viviana A. Zelizer
ISBN-10 1400826756
Year 2009-02-09
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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In their personal lives, people consider it essential to separate economics and intimacy. We have, for example, a long-standing taboo against workplace romance, while we see marital love as different from prostitution because it is not a fundamentally financial exchange. In The Purchase of Intimacy, Viviana Zelizer mounts a provocative challenge to this view. Getting to the heart of one of life's greatest taboos, she shows how we all use economic activity to create, maintain, and renegotiate important ties--especially intimate ties--to other people. In everyday life, we invest intense effort and worry to strike the right balance. For example, when a wife's income equals or surpasses her husband's, how much more time should the man devote to household chores or child care? Sometimes legal disputes arise. Should the surviving partner in a same-sex relationship have received compensation for a partner's death as a result of 9/11? Through a host of compelling examples, Zelizer shows us why price is central to three key areas of intimacy: sexually tinged relations; health care by family members, friends, and professionals; and household economics. She draws both on research and materials ranging from reports on compensation to survivors of 9/11 victims to financial management Web sites and advice books for same-sex couples. From the bedroom to the courtroom, The Purchase of Intimacy opens a fascinating new window on the inner workings of the economic processes that pervade our private lives.