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Beyond MonogamyPolyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities$
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Mimi Schippers

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479801596

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479801596.001.0001

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Polyqueer Sexualities

(p.1) Introduction
Beyond Monogamy

Mimi Schippers

NYU Press

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 and mononormativity. The author then summarizes empirical research on polyamory and suggests it lacks a queer, feminist, and critical race theoretical framework. Given the centrality of monogamy in heteronormativity and the emergence of polyamory as a subculture and relationship form, the author argues that a critical theory of polyqueer sexualities is both timely and needed. A description of methods and chapter summaries are provided.

Keywords:   compulsory heterosexuality, heteronormativity, feminist theory, critical race theory, queer Theory, polyamory, polyqueer, monogamy, mononormativity

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