intimacy

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intimacy

1. A close familial, personal, or emotional relationship with another person.
2. Sexual relations.
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While he relies on Lacan's emphasis on the narcissistic structure of love, Bersani calls for a reinvention of "the relational possibilities of narcissism itself" (intimacies 76) and notes that "every theory of love is, necessarily, a theory of object relations" (72).
In each chapter Bromley deftly shows how alternate intimacies find expression, even as the texts in which they appear strive to disavow them.
(31.) To be fair, Rosenbury may aheady be one step ahead of me when she announces that she will be building a typology of kinds of work intimacies, suggesting that it is too essentializing to speak of the category of co-workers as a unique kind of intimacy.
This long-forgotten memory came to mind while reading Interracial Intimacies, a rich and outspoken new volume by Randall Kennedy, an African-American law professor at Harvard.
Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel.
[14] In Renaissance England, consequently, the patronage of the Bedchamber can always be seen in multiple and contradictory ways: either in terms of the old-fashioned mode of personal generosity or as a corruption of administration in which personal intimacies encroach upon the public circulation of benefits and wealth.