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The Challenge of Polygamy

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the different forms of plural marriage and provides some historical background and context, focusing on the long-running conflict around polygamy in the Mormon Church in North ... More


Polygamy Unbound? The Kody Brown Family and the Future of Plural Marriage

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the Kody Brown case and the issues it raised regarding polygamy. In 2013, a federal court in Utah struck down that state's criminal prohibition based on considerations ... More


Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

Mimi Schippers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479801596
eISBN:
9781479895342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801596.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book brings together empirical work on polyamory on the one hand and feminist, queer, and critical race theory on the other fill a theoretical gap in understanding the role of monogamy in ... More


The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change over Time

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226633909
eISBN:
9780226634067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634067.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is about long-term romantic love and how we go about developing it—or fail to do so. It is about building the foundations for such love and dealing with the difficulties that inevitably ... More


Conclusion: Polyamory and the Containment of Polyqueer Sexualities

Mimi Schippers

in Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479801596
eISBN:
9781479895342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801596.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter, the author summarizes the main points, arguments, and theoretical claims made in the book. The author also identifies questions left unanswered and avenues for further theorizing and ... More


Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Matthew H. Sommer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book uses over 1,200 legal cases from Qing dynasty archives to analyze polyandry, wife-selling, and other practices that mobilized a woman’s sexual and reproductive labor to help support her ... More


The Intermediate Range of Practice

Matthew H. Sommer

in Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the mid-range of practices between the opposite poles of polyandry and wife sale, including transactional polyamory, marital prostitution (either with husband as pimp or with ... More


Categorizing Monogamy Types

Eric Anderson

in The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199777921
eISBN:
9780199919062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the various types of monogamy that exist. It examines monogamy not as a unitary construct, but that there exist multiple categories of monogamies. This is because the term ... More


What's Next in Love and Sex: Psychological and Cultural Perspectives

Elaine Hatfield, Richard L. Rapson, and Jeanette Purvis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190647162
eISBN:
9780190647193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190647162.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

What’s Next in Love and Sex is a comprehensive examination of contemporary academic findings relating to all matters of the mind, body, and heart in the modern world. Written by one of the pioneers ... More


Philosophical Foundations of Children's and Family Law

Elizabeth Brake and Lucinda Ferguson (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786429
eISBN:
9780191828690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786429.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This volume brings together new essays in law and philosophy on a broad range of topics in children’s and family law. It is the first volume to bring together essays by legal scholars and ... More


Introduction: Polyqueer Sexualities

Mimi Schippers

in Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479801596
eISBN:
9781479895342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801596.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The author discusses the critique of compulsory heterosexuality and heteronormativity in queer, feminist, and critical race theory and argues that there is a missing critique of compulsory monogamy ... More


Man against Man: Masculinity, Femininity, and the Vilified Cheating Woman

Mimi Schippers

in Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479801596
eISBN:
9781479895342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801596.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter, the author interrogates cultural assumptions and narratives about cheating wives and cuckolded husbands to argue that infidelity has a gender structure. To do so, the author begins ... More


Black Respectability in a Perfect World: The “Down Low,” Polyamory, and Bisexuality in E. Lynn Harris’s Invisible Life

Mimi Schippers

in Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479801596
eISBN:
9781479895342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801596.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The author presents the “down low” as both a mainstream media construction and as described by E. Lynn Harris in his novel Invisible Life and argues that the secrecy and marginalization of African ... More


Between (Polyamorous) Men: Polyqueer Homosocial Bonds in The Other Man

Mimi Schippers

in Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479801596
eISBN:
9781479895342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801596.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The author revisits Eve Sedgwick’s conceptualization of homosocial bonding between men as theoretically developed in Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire by analyzing a ... More


Greater Diversity and Flexibility

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

in The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change over Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226633909
eISBN:
9780226634067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634067.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Today’s romantic abundance risks the feasibility of being happy with our romantic lot. Most singles seek both serious relationships as well as romantic and sexual diversity. Important questions are ... More


Private Right: Marriage and Trade in Sexual Services

Helga Varden

in Sex, Love, and Gender: A Kantian Theory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812838
eISBN:
9780191850622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812838.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides a Kantian account of private right in relation to marriage and trade in sexual services. I argue that in addition to various non-ideal reasons and reasons based on equality that ... More


Winnifred Wygal’s Flock: Same-Sex Desire and Christian Faith in the 1920s

Kathi Kern

in Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636269
eISBN:
9781469636276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636269.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter follows the life and personal relationships of Winnifred Wygal (1884–1972), a career Young Women’s Christian Association worker. Wygal forged an erotic life that challenged both the ... More


From Monogamy to Swingers and Polyamory

Elaine Hatfield, Richard L. Rapson, and Jeanette Purvis

in What's Next in Love and Sex: Psychological and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190647162
eISBN:
9780190647193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190647162.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter utilizes a scientific lens to discuss contemporary literature on non-monogamous relationships, from swingers, to polyamorous couples, to open marriages, and everything in between. It ... More


Citizenship in an Age of Representation: Her and Us

Joshua Foa Dienstag

in Cinema Pessimism: A Political Theory of Representation and Reciprocity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190067717
eISBN:
9780190067755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067717.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

The problems of representation are not just those of fidelity and competence. Even when representatives are perfectly honest and dedicated, as in Spike Jonze’s film Her, representation itself is in ... More


Partners Negotiating Bodies, Sexuality, and Intimacy

Carla A. Pfeffer

in Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199908059
eISBN:
9780190656355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199908059.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses upon bodies, sexuality, and intimacy in the context of cis women’s partnerships with trans men. One of the purposes of this chapter is to refigure the body and sexuality back ... More


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