Intimacy as a Double-Edged Phenomenon? An Empirical Test of Giddens

  title={Intimacy as a Double-Edged Phenomenon? An Empirical Test of Giddens},
  author={N. Gross and Neil Simmons},
  journal={Social Forces},
  pages={531 - 555}
  • N. Gross, Neil Simmons
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Social Forces
  • In a series of books published since 1990, Anthony Giddens has explored the impact of globalization on the personal relationships and inner lives of those living in the advanced capitalist societies of the West. Of particular interest to him have been intimate, sexual relationships, which he views as tending, under the weight of globalization, away from a "traditional" model and toward a "posttraditional" form in which the relationship is seen as a means to self-development and is expected to… CONTINUE READING
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