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Parasocial Romantic Relationships


Parasocial Romantic Relationships

Falling in Love with Media Figures

von: Riva Tukachinsky Forster

49,99 €

Verlag: Lexington Books
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 15.05.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781793609595
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 170

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<p><span>Parasocial Romantic Relationships: Falling in Love with Media Figures</span><span> explores how, why, and to what effect individuals develop romantic feelings toward people they “know” from the media. These imaginary, one-sided relationships, dubbed parasocial romantic relationships, are both profound and pervasive, Riva Tukachinsky Forster argues. These relationships can take many forms, including adolescents who develop celebrity crushes on popular music artist, anime enthusiasts who “marry” their favorite characters, and fanfiction authors who insert themselves into narratives as romantic interests of the protagonist. Through analysis of surveys, in-depth interviews, and historical examples, this book advances our understanding of parasocial romantic relationships on both a sociocultural and a psychological level. The data and theories analyzed offer insights into how individuals can become romantically engaged with people they do not actually know, some of whom may not even exist in reality. Ultimately, Tukachinsky Forster argues that although these relationships exist only in the mind of consumers, they serve important psychological functions across different stages of life and can lead to significant consequences for individuals’ nonmediated relationships. Scholars of media studies, communication, psychology, and sociology will find this book particularly useful. </span></p>
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<p><span>This book discusses the prevalence of parasocial romantic relationships with media figures, using surveys, interviews, and historical examples to explore the far-reaching psychological consequences of this phenomenon. </span></p>
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<p><span>Acknowledgments</span></p>
<p><span>Preface</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 1: Imaginary Love is Real</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 2: From Pinup Girls to Bieber Fevers</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 3: Who Falls in Love with Whom?</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 4: How Do I Love Thee? Maintenance of Parasocial Romantic Relationships</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 5: The Role of PSRRs in Adolescence</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 6: The Effects of PSRRs on Romantic Beliefs and Dating</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 7: Same-sex PSRRs and LGB’s PSRRs</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 8: Beyond Adolescence: PSRRs Across the Life Span</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 9: Too Much Love Will Kill You? PSRRs Between Normalcy and Dysfunction</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 10: And in the End: PSRR Dissolution</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 11: Concluding Remarks: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?</span></p>
<p><span>Bibliography</span></p>
<p><span>Appendix I: Survey Sample Description</span></p>
<p><span>Appendix II: PSRR Measure Used in the National Survey</span></p>
<p><span>Appendix III: Interview Sample</span></p>
<p><span>Appendix IV: Interview Prompts</span></p>
<p><span>About the Author</span></p>
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<p><span>Riva Tukachinsky Forster</span><span> is associate professor in the School of Communication at Chapman University. </span></p>
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