Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in the Technological Era.

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    • Abstract:
      This paper asserts the current age as perverse, a social paradigm facilitated by explosive technological progression that is rapidly altering the erotic and social dimensions of human relationship. The author employs psychoanalytic and evolutionary theories to explain the ease with which we humanize machines and dehumanize people. The quest and need for love, which combines both discovery and invention, is framed within Winnicott’s concept of the transitional object. A detailed case is presented of a man who lived with a high-end love doll. The case illustrates his simultaneous need to dehumanize women and humanize the doll, as well as his use of the analyst to help him transition from being with a doll to being with a human partner. Questions regarding technology’s growing impact on the future of relationships are surfaced. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Long Island University
    • ISSN:
      1048-1885
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/10481885.2015.1055174
    • Accession Number:
      108866677
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KNAFO, D. Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in the Technological Era. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, [s. l.], v. 25, n. 4, p. 481–502, 2015. DOI 10.1080/10481885.2015.1055174. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=108866677. Acesso em: 3 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Knafo D. Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in the Technological Era. Psychoanalytic Dialogues. 2015;25(4):481-502. doi:10.1080/10481885.2015.1055174
    • APA:
      Knafo, D. (2015). Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in the Technological Era. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 25(4), 481–502. https://doi.org/10.1080/10481885.2015.1055174
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Knafo, Danielle. 2015. “Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in the Technological Era.” Psychoanalytic Dialogues 25 (4): 481–502. doi:10.1080/10481885.2015.1055174.
    • Harvard:
      Knafo, D. (2015) ‘Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in the Technological Era’, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 25(4), pp. 481–502. doi: 10.1080/10481885.2015.1055174.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Knafo, D 2015, ‘Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in the Technological Era’, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 481–502, viewed 3 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Knafo, Danielle. “Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in the Technological Era.” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, vol. 25, no. 4, July 2015, pp. 481–502. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/10481885.2015.1055174.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Knafo, Danielle. “Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in the Technological Era.” Psychoanalytic Dialogues 25, no. 4 (July 2015): 481–502. doi:10.1080/10481885.2015.1055174.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Knafo D. Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in the Technological Era. Psychoanalytic Dialogues [Internet]. 2015 Jul [cited 2020 Dec 3];25(4):481–502. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=108866677