Alone Together

Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Author: Sherry Turkle

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093663

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 1233

"Savvy and insightful." --New York Times Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.
Posted in Psychology

Together Alone

Personal Relationships in Public Places

Author: Calvin Morrill,David A. Snow,Cindy White

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520245235

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 7154

"This is the first time public sociality has been studied this thoroughly. The essays explore a range of public and quasi-public relationships and look at them in new ways. An excellent teaching tool."—Ruth Horowitz, author of Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community "A wonderfully interesting and readable book."—Lyn H. Lofland, author of The Public Realm/i> "A wide-ranging, empirically rich, and analytically provocative volume."—Jack Katz, author of How Emotions Work
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Together Alone

The Story of the Finn Brothers

Author: Jeff Apter

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1741668166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

View: 5774

"A story of breakthroughs, breakdowns, sibling rivalry and respect - and some of the best pop songs this side of Lennon and McCartney. To rattle off the hits of Neil and Tim Finn reads like a checklist of recent pop history. And to think it all began in sleepy rural Te Awamutu - a town whose name had a 'truly sacred ring', as Neil would famously recount. It was a town where Brian Timothy Finn fell in love with the Beatles, an obsession that would also work its way straight into his younger brother Neil's DNA. Success for the brothers was a long time coming- it took several turbulent years in Split Enz - an art-pop band Neil would join in 1977, despite Tim's reservations - before they produced a genuine hit and connected with the mainstream. And it was achieved by one of Neil's songs, 'I Got You', which wasn't the sweetest pill brother Tim had ever tasted. After all, Split Enz was his band, his odyssey, his obsession. When the Enz came undone, their paths split. Neil led world-beaters Crowded House, while Tim immersed himself in a series of bold if not always successful solo projects. Eventually the brothers reunited, leading to 'Woodface', an album considered by many to be
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Together Alone

Author: Ron Falconer

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 174274995X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6902

The true story of a modern- day Swiss Family Robinson who make the ultimate sea- change for a new life on a desert island. After travelling the world alone in his handmade boat, Scottish adventurer Ron Falconer still yearns to live his dream - to escape to a desert island. But when he falls in love with Anne, a strong-willed Frenchwoman, it looks like the dream may remain just that. Two children later, Anne's ready to try it. When the Falconer family arrive at their new home, tiny Caroline Atoll in the Pacific, they quickly discover that life in paradise isn't easy. Shark-infested waters, crafty rats, giant crabs and flesh-eating ants - it's sink or swim for Ron and Anne, as they struggle to live off the land and raise their children without the things many of us take for granted. In Together Alone Ron Falconer celebrates the pristine island wilderness of Caroline Atoll in loving detail. Both an adventure and a love story, it's an insightful, poignant and truly fascinating tale of how one man's dream to live alone in paradise becomes very much an extraordinary family affair.
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Together Alone

Author: Barbara Delinsky

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061807428

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4881

New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky weaves a stunning and intricate tapestry of life, love, and acceptance. With their daughters off to college, the time has come for forever best friends Emily, Kay, and Celeste to redefine themselves as women. Once half of a perfect marriage—still suffering from a terrible loss—Emily hardly knows her workaholic husband, Doug, anymore, and is drawn instead to what is offered by a new neighbor. A dedicated teacher who loves her job, Kay is confused and troubled by husband John's unfamiliar demands. And Celeste, long-divorced and ecstatic with freedom, sees her electric new life dimmed when her child is endangered. As the three friends struggle to navigate this uncharted territory, they find themselves redefining their dreams, desires, and what it means—to each of them—to be a woman. But before they can bring about change, they must learn the hardest lesson of all: how to love themselves.
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Together, Alone

A Memoir of Marriage and Place

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292784392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

View: 4721

What does it mean to belong to a place, to be truly rooted and grounded in the place you call home? How do you commit to a marriage, to a full partnership with another person, and still maintain your own separate identity? These questions have been central to Susan Wittig Albert's life, and in this beautifully written memoir, she movingly describes how she has experienced place, marriage, and aloneness while creating a home in the Texas Hill Country with her husband and writing partner, Bill Albert. Together, Alone opens in 1985, as Albert leaves a successful, if rootless, career as a university administrator and begins a new life as a freelance writer, wife, and homesteader on a patch of rural land northwest of Austin. She vividly describes the work of creating a home at Meadow Knoll, a place in which she and Bill raised their own food and animals, while working together and separately on writing projects. Once her sense of home and partnership was firmly established, Albert recalls how she had to find its counterbalance—a place where she could be alone and explore those parts of the self that only emerge in solitude. For her, this place was Lebh Shomea, a silent monastic retreat. In writing about her time at Lebh Shomea, Albert reveals the deep satisfaction she finds in belonging to a community of people who have chosen to be apart and experience silence and solitude.
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Simon & Garfunkel

Together Alone

Author: Spencer Leigh

Publisher: McNidder & Grace

ISBN: 0857161512

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 6953

SIMON & GARFUNKEL is a definitive account of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s career together. With unique material and exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, promoters and friends, acclaimed author Spencer Leigh has written a compelling biography of some of the world’s biggest musical stars. With remarkable stories about the duo on every page, the book not only charts their rise to success and the years of their fame, but analyses the personalities of the two men and the ups and downs of their often fraught relationship.
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Walking the Journey Together ... Alone

Finding Peace, Hope and Joy in the Middle of the Sh**

Author: Lorna M. Scott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781495945748

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

View: 9541

When Lorna Scott married her high school sweetheart, she believed they would live a life of happily ever after. Go off on a honeymoon, raise a couple of children, buy a house or two, and live into their golden years basking in all the memories they created together.But that dream was cut short when her husband Callum was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at the age of forty-four. In Walking the Journey Together…Alone, Lorna shares the trials and tribulations she experienced as a caregiver––juggling the demands of a terminally ill husband, her children's needs, and her career responsibilities. Over a period of six years, she learned valuable lessons, particularly those on giving herself a little bit of her own attention and learning to ask for help. Additionally––and perhaps most importantly–– in the years since Callum's passing, Lorna shares how became a woman who is comfortable with her living her life as “me” rather than “we.”
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Lennon and McCartney

Together Alone : a Critical Discography of Their Solo Work

Author: John Blaney

Publisher: Jawbone

ISBN: 9781906002022

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 9131

Two of popular music's greatest writers and performers, John Lennon and Paul McCartney both went on to intriguing solo careers after their work with the Beatles. This book chronologically tells the story of their post-Beatles music, starting with McCartney's soundtrack for the movie The Family Way and Lennon's Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins with Yoko Ono. The book details Lennon and McCartney's creative highs and lows in an authoritative and engaging critical fashion. Information for collectors includes release dates, catalog numbers, composer credits, recording personnel, recording studios used, and producer credits. There is also a keyed index to help trace each song and the albums it appears on. Lennon and McCartney: Together Alone tells the stories behind the songs of two giants of modern music.
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Alone Together

Making an Asperger Marriage Work

Author: Katrin Bentley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843105373

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 7814

Thousands of people live in Asperger marriages without recognizing the signs that their spouse has AS. When Swiss-born Katrin met Gavin while backpacking in Australia, she fell in love with a man that was kind, good looking and different. He followed her to Switzerland where they married eight months later. At first everything seemed fine, but once back in Australia things changed very drastically. Alone Together shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It explains the clues that suggest a person might have AS and explores the effect of diagnosis. It is uplifting and humorous and includes plenty of tips for making as Asperger marriage succeed. This book offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own relationships.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Together Alone

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Author: T. S. Hanes

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453554467

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 59

View: 1651

Marriage is supposed to be a uniting of two hearts as one, facing the obstacles of life, laughing, living and loving in concert. In sickness and in healthtill death do us part Thats what the commitment in marriage is; this commitment made before man and before God. It is a promise made without foreknowledge of what the future holds, but it is a commitment nonetheless. This book tells the inside story of one womans outward life, as she struggles to live a married life void of love and affections due to a vast age difference between her and her husband. It addresses the unforeseen struggles she faces as she tries with all that is within her to stay and care for her aged husband when she so desperately longs to go. She now lives her life between these two choices. She tries to answer some serious questions about how and why she found herself in this position in the first place; and now even more importantly, how she can live with this situation today. When people are by themselves there are some times of expected loneliness, but it is tragic to be in a relationship with someone, living together, yet alone. What should she do? Choices- choices-choices!
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Writing Alone, Writing Together

A Guide for Writers and Writing Groups

Author: Judy Reeves

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577318248

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 4252

The lonely life of a writer need not be. There are ways to break that isolation and find encouragement and support within groups of like-minded people. Sections in Writing Alone, Writing Together include Writing Practice Groups, Creating Writing Prompts, Group Leadership, and even What to Do with the Bores, Whiners, Control Junkies, and Thugs. Whether the group is oriented toward writing the great American novel or a family memory book, this useful book offers an array of effective techniques to help writers achieve their goals.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Alone Together

My Life with J. Paul Getty

Author: Theodora Getty Gaston,Digby Diehl

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062219731

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 1261

It was 1935. Flame-haired Teddy Lynch finished singing "Alone Together" at the swanky nightclub the New Yorker and left the stage to find a charming stranger at her friends' table. It was Jean Paul Getty, enigmatic oil tycoon and America's first billionaire. In her passionate, unflinchingly honest memoir of two outsize lives entwined, Theodora "Teddy" Getty Gaston—now one hundred years old—reveals the glamorous yet painful story of her marriage to Getty. As formidable as he was, Teddy was equally strong-minded and flamboyant, and their clutches and clashes threw off sparks. She knew the vulnerable side of Getty—he underwent painful plastic surgery and suffered terrible phobias—that few, if any, saw. A vivid love story, Alone Together is also a fascinating glimpse into the twentieth century from the vantage point of one of its most remarkable couples. This is how the other half lived—dinner dances, satin gowns, beach houses, hotel suites, first-class cabins on the Queen Mary. Teddy's extra-ordinary life story moves from the glittering nightclubs of 1930s New York City to Mussolini's Italy, where she was imprisoned by the fascist regime, to California in the golden postwar years, where Paul and Teddy socialized with movie stars and the elite. But life with one of the world's richest men wasn't all glitz and glamour. Though terrifically charismatic in person, Getty grew more miserly as his wealth increased. Worse, he often left Teddy and their son, Timothy, behind for years at a time while he built planes for the war effort in the 1940s or brokered oil deals—he was the first American to lease mineral rights in Saudi Arabia, which made him, at his death, the richest man in the world. Even when Timothy was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Getty complained about medical bills and failed to return to the United States to support his wife and son. When Timothy died at age twelve, the marriage was already falling apart. Teddy's unrelenting spirit, her valiant friendship, and her winning lack of vanity transform what could have been a sob story into a nuanced portrait of a brilliant but stubbornly difficult man and the family he loved but left behind, as well as an enchanting view into a bygone era. This was a life lived from the heart.
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Together Alone

BASIC Countries and the Climate Change Conundrum

Author: Karl Hallding,Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9289322241

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 123

View: 7060

Since 2009, Brazil, South Africa, India and China - known as the BASIC group of countries - have cooperated in international climate negotiations, reflecting their aspiration to have a larger say in global politics. But there are some who claim that the approach of the bloc has obstructed progress in the talks. Yet this is a superficial view: for real insight into the BASIC group's approach, it is necessary to grasp the development concerns of each country and the geopolitical value they see in cooperation. As four separate states, it is domestic policy priorities that condition how far they can work together, and what they can contribute to climate discussions. This report commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers from the Stockholm Environment Institute arrives at a more nuanced understanding of the BASIC cooperation. Such an unders.
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Alone Together

A History of New York's Early Apartments

Author: Elizabeth C. Cromley

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801486135

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 1186

Describes how the apartment building developed in the late nineteenth century and gradually achieved acceptance as middle-class housing in New York City.
Posted in History

Alone Together

How Marriage in America Is Changing

Author: Paul R. Amato,Alan Booth,David R. Johnson,Stacy J. Rogers

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674020189

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 1993

Based on two studies of marital quality in America twenty years apart, Alone Together shows that while the divorce rate has leveled off, spouses are spending less time together. The authors argue that marriage is an adaptable institution, and in accommodating the changes that have occurred in society, it has become a less cohesive, yet less confining arrangement.
Posted in Social Science

Stand Together or Starve Alone: Unity and Chaos in the U.S. Food Movement

Author: Mark Winne

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440844488

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 2515

America has a perplexing, multifaceted problem that combines hunger, obesity, and unhealthy food. This book examines how this situation was created and shows how people working together can resolve this longstanding issue. • Taps the available evidence and interviews with some of the nation's leading food activists and academics to unveil compelling strategies to end hunger and reduce obesity • Explains why the problems of obesity and food insecurity persist despite attention, organizations, and agencies focused on these pervasive problems • Demonstrates how the solutions to America's food problems lie not in more money and programs but in the coordination of people working together constructively and creatively
Posted in Political Science

Together alone - The Other in a love relationship

Author: Kathrin Rochow

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656330212

Category: Psychology

Page: 15

View: 1564

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Psychology - Social Psychology, grade: 1,0, Uppsala University, language: English, abstract: Symbolic Interactionists are also referred to as “cultural romantics.”2 They sympathize with outsiders and underdogs, believe in the contingency of self and society and envision social reality as an ongoing interaction of people, which entails change and transformation.3 On the other hand, Symbolic Interactionism reflects not only a subjective study of human experience, but it also attempts to evolve an objective (social) science which holds man as a product of society and one's self as “only existing in the definite relationships to other selves.”4 This dichotomy appears to be fairly interesting when it comes to social phenomena that are assumingly either mainly subjective or objective. Love tends to be seen as a merely subjective experience of the self. Falling in love with somebody seems to be possible under the most incredible circumstances, not complying to any rules, being mysterious and unpredictable. The “beloved other” prompts feelings and might get positioned on a throne for the most inexplicable (personal) reasons. But who is the “beloved-other” really? Why is he or she privileged to ascend the throne? Are the reasons for loving this particular person barely subjective or might they be rooted in society and hence influenced and induced by an objective reality? Do we really choose our “beloved-other” or is he/she chosen by society?
Posted in Psychology