Publisher description for A psychosocial exploration of love and intimacy / Joanne Brown.


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Clearly organised around a single question--is love possible?--Joanne Brown's book provides conceptualizations of love and of its possibility from sociological, philosophical and psychoanalytic viewpoints. Material from biographical, narrative interviews are presented in order to look at how people from two age groups conceptualise love and view its realisation or possibility in their own lives. The book argues for the importance of a psychosocial understanding of love and provides a critical discussion of the philosophy and methods of psychosocial studies.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Love -- Psychological aspects.
Love -- Social aspects.
Intimacy (Psychology)
Intimacy (Psychology) -- Social aspects.
Psychoanalysis.