affective intimacy

affective intimacy

a measure of well-being in a family group that focuses on whether members feel close to one another yet do not lose their individuality.
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The affective intimacy of photos is exemplified by individuals who communicate with lost loved ones by speaking to and/or touching their photographic images.
Through unforeseen moments of queer kinship, an affective intimacy emanates from the pages of the book, and adds a refreshing dimension of authorial self-reflection in which Cruz-Malave is intent on maintaining the integrity of his subject.