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Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

by Mimi Schippers New York University Press
Pub Date:
08/2016
ISBN:
9781479886227
Format:
Pbk 208 pages
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A man and woman are in an open relationship. They have agreed that having sexual partners outside of their relationship is permissible.  One night, when her partner is in another city, the woman has sex with the man’s best friend.  What does this mean for their relationship? More importantly, why is there such a strong cultural taboo against this kind of triangulation and what does it reveal about the social organization of gender and sexuality? In Beyond Monogamy, Mimi Schippers asks these and other questions to explore compulsory monogamy as a central feature of sexual normalcy. Schippers argues that compulsory monogamy promotes the monogamous couple as the only legitimate, natural, or desirable relationship form in ways that support and legitimize gender, race, and sexual inequalities. 
 
Through an investigation of sexual interactions and relationship forms that include more than two people, from polyamory, to threesomes, to the complexity of the ‘down-low,’ Schippers explores the queer, feminist, and anti-racist potential of non-dyadic sex and relationships. A serious look at the intersections of society and sexuality, Beyond Monogamy takes the reader on a compelling and accessible journey through compulsory monogamy, polyamory, and polyqueer sex and relationships.
Beyond Monogamy is a book that should be read cover to cover if at all possible.”-American Journal of Sociology

“This book is a must read for anyone interested in sexuality and intersectionality. Schippers examines the racialized and gendered backdrop against which heterosexuality and monogamy play out in contemporary US culture. Going beyond the individual focus common in much discussion of polyamory, Beyond Monogamy examines the potential collective impacts of non-monogamies and exposes how hetero-masculinity and mono-normativity are socially constructed and far from inevitable.”-Elisabeth Sheff,author of The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families

“In this book, Mimi Schippers takes feminist scholars of sexuality to task for failing to theorize compulsory monogamy as a regime of normalcy that enforces gendered, raced, and classed inequalities. Exploring polyqueer sexual practices in film, writing, and her own life, Schippers provides a vivid illustration of the importance of expanding our understandings of sexual and romantic relationships.”-C. J. Pascoe,author of Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School
Mimi Schippers is Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Tulane University. She is author of Rockin’ Out of the Box: Gender Maneuvering in Alternative Hard Rock.