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Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

Mimi Schippers


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 legitimating and perpetuating relations of social and cultural inequality. The two central theoretical goals in the book are to (1) begin unpacking the links between compulsory and institutionalized monogamy and heteromasculine privilege and dominance as it intersects with race and sexuality, and (2) develop a theoretical framework for identifying and cultivating what the author calls polyqueer sexualiti ... More

Keywords: polyamory, queer theory, feminist theory, race theory, monogamy, down low, threesomes, heteronormativity, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479801596
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479801596.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mimi Schippers, author
Tulane University