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Intimate Behavior: A Zoologist's Classic Study of Human Intimacy

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  287 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Twenty-five years after it first caused a splash in the scientific and literary worlds, Intimate Behavior is still one of the best chronicles of human intimacy. With a masterful and entertaining eye, Desmond Morris, bestselling author of The Naked Ape and The Human Zoo, analyzes the roots of human intimacy, from the handshake through the twelve stages that people pass ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 14th 1997 by Kodansha (first published 1971)
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peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از 9 فصل و 167 صفحه تشکیل شده است که موضوعِ اصلیِ آن حولِ محورِ انواع تماس هایِ زن و مرد و تماس های جنسی و رابطه های عاشقانه و غیر عاشقانه و نزدیکی با جنسِ مخالف و حتی با اشیایِ مختلف، میگردد
بارها در ریویوهای دیگر در موردِ کرامت و هویتِ واقعیِ جنس زن نوشته ام و اینبار نیز از فرصت استفاده کردم، تا در موردِ یکی از مشکلاتِ بسیار آزاردهنده در سرزمینمان، برایِ شما دوستانِ باشعور و فهیم، چند خطی بنویسم
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May 19, 2013 Joe rated it liked it
Desmond Morris is an observer. His observations and “connections” are refreshingly interesting to me, if not fascinating. By training and inclination, he sees human (intimate) behavior against other primate (intimate) behavior, and shows how they are alike and different. That is the departure point. Going on, he sees and interprets later human intimate behavior (and needs for same) as rooted in and a continuation of early (infancy) intimate behavior (and needs for same). At times, I’m thinking, ...more
Sep 24, 2008 Annie rated it it was amazing
Everyone should read this book for a better understanding of ourselves and why we do the things we do.
May 04, 2007 Jack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
One of the most insightful books I've ever read. A must read for anyone who would like to consider themselves self aware. Loved It!!
Fiona McGier
Feb 02, 2010 Fiona McGier rated it really liked it
Recommended to Fiona by: My later father
Why do we seek out the kind of person that attracts us...what attracts us to that person in the first place? How does our background predispose us to connect with the same kind of lover each time? Is it really true that boys seek out women like their moms, and girls seek out men like their dads? All of these questions and more are answered in this wonderfully readable book by the author of The Naked Ape. He makes learning about ourselves enjoyable, as well as informative.
Sherif Amr
May 17, 2015 Sherif Amr rated it it was ok
You know how some books have some hidden gems that are buried beneath a bunch of crap, that you have to get your hands dirty to find them? ..Well you'll probably need a diving suit for this one
May 13, 2011 Jason rated it it was ok
Shelves: psychology
Not nearly as good as The Human Zoo.
Mika Auramo
Dec 13, 2013 Mika Auramo rated it it was ok
Kierrätyskeskuksen hyllyltä tarttui kolikolla mukaan Desmond Morrisin Hellyyden anatomia (Intimate behaviour), joka oli ennen vanhaan 1970-luvulla varsin suosittu teos ja päätyikin Suuren Suomalaisen Kirjakerhon kuukauden kirjaksi.

Morrisin lähestymistapa on etologinen, eli hän tarkastelee ihmisen toimintaa ja käyttäytymistä eläintieteellisesti, mikä on herättänyt mielipiteitä puolesta ja vastaan.

Hellyyden anatomia on jaoteltu yhdeksään lukuun: sukupuolisesta viettelystä parinmuodostukseen, valtu
Feb 09, 2015 Darrin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Couples, psychologists
Explores the different levels and types of human touch; intimacy which every human being needs for basic fulfillment in life. Explores the differences and similarities between "social" touch and "sexual" touch and explains how the two are more closely related than we may think. Specifically addresses the several professions where intimate touch is "licensed" such as: masseuse, doctor, chiropractor, etc. Also explores self-touch (reactions when we can feel/touch ourselves in many situations) and ...more
Elke de Echte
Sep 17, 2014 Elke de Echte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intiem gedrag bevestigt elk instinctief vermoeden over lichamelijk contact: de mens kan niet zonder. Hoe sterk die behoefte ook is, hoe weinig die werkelijk wordt erkend. In de meest verontrustende gevallen wordt die behoefte zelf de baby ontkend, met psychologisch zware gevolgen. Intimiteit kreeg een dermate vernauwde connotatie dat het zich in zeer artificiële wegen moest wringen. Desmond Morris werpt een licht op de mens als dier dat contact zoekt en vindt… of toch meestal. Zijn pleidooi – ...more
Catherine Matte
Mar 07, 2012 Catherine Matte rated it it was ok
Shelves: sexuality-gender
Fascinating subject: SOme interesting facts, and overall, interesting theories as well, just not always well constructs, and the theories/arguments lack of depth sometimes... I have to add that the book is getting a bit old.. there's some "morals" comments from the author that makes the book even older that it is actually.

But still worth the reading... I think it's a good starting point, but for those who are interested in human intimacy/sexuality, this book might not be enough.
Nov 23, 2014 Jorge rated it it was ok
I had to drop it half-way because there's something not right with this book. There is some insight, and it is interesting at times, but the whole approach to the matter just rings wrong to me. There is so much left out, so much space for misconception and error in the approach of simplifying human social life to the point of comparing it to other animals' and drawing conclusions from this that frightens me to continue reading further.
Dec 05, 2015 Katarzyna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastyczna, w przystępny sposób wyjaśnia relacje pomiędzy ludźmi na różnych etapach życia a także nasze podejście do samych siebie, naszych ciał, przedmiotów, zwierząt. Uświadamia, jak ważna jest bliskość i w jaki sposób ją substytuujemy. Pomimo upływu lat wciąż aktualna. Można się przejrzeć jak w lustrze :) Polecam
Mastaneh youshi
درواقع تحلیلی از رفتارهای انسان ها در ابرازاحساسات و تمایلاتشون و مقایسه اونها با روش های حیوانی هستش.
تحلیلی که 40 سال قبل در کشور انگلستان انجام شده اما بدلیل نداشت مجوز چاپ چندسالی بیشتر نیست که این کتاب در دسترس فارسی زبان ها قرار گرفته
من کتاب رو تا آخر نخوندم چون بحث های گاهاً کسل کننده ای داشت.
tra i migliori - se non il migliore in assoluto - dei libri di Morris. Illuminante sotto molti aspetti. Dimostrazione di come antropologia ed etologia possono diventare argomenti di interesse anche per i non addetti ai lavori
Jan 12, 2009 Clare rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction, science
Unfortunately Desmond Morris's predilection for bizarre predictions about the future (codpiece, anyone?) and his "dirty old man" persona detract from what could have otherwise been a very interesting book.
Erik Graff
Mar 18, 2015 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: humans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: sciences
As the review of that book indicates, I'd read The Naked Ape in childhood to devastating effect. Now, years later, no longer a virgin and familiar with Freud, I was able to read Morris with greater equanimity and less dread fascination.
Apr 29, 2016 Jef rated it really liked it
worth the read if you're looking to understand the context and background behind human and environmental intimacy

gives examples, ideas and thoughts behind how we connect as people and why we have a desire to connect
Dec 28, 2007 al rated it liked it
Shelves: own
i've started this book twice and love the information, but i ended up putting it down somewhere in the middle both times. although the subject matter is fascinating, the writing is very dry.
Othón León
Dec 11, 2012 Othón León rated it liked it
An outlook to what makes us search whatever we search for and therefore what defines us as individuals... I enjoyed it, great reflections from Mr. Morris... Again.
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Desmond John Morris is most famous for his work as a zoologist and ethologist, but is also known as a surrealist artist and author.

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