The Spectre of Promiscuity: Gay Male and Bisexual Non-monogamies and Polyamories (Google eBook)

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2012 - Social Science - 216 pages
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The Spectre of Promiscuity explores the diversity of gay male and bisexual relationship practices in the context of heteronormative citizenship and intra-social movement conflict, and highlights the complexity of power relations that circumscribe queer people's relationships. By providing rich empirical data, thoughtful analysis and theoretical debate, the book makes a significant contribution to the literature on sexual and intimate relationships.
  

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Contents

Heteronormative Citizenship
19
Stories on Positionality
39
Gay Male Nonmonogamies
57
Bisexuality and Nonmonogamy
77
Different Kinds of Love Stories
97
Difference Power and Intimacy
115
Nonmonogamy
133
Research Design and Methodology
153
Bibliography
161
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Page 12 - In the context of this discussion, we will call articulation any practice establishing a relation among elements such that their identity is modified as a result of the articulatory practice.
Page 10 - By heteronormativity we mean the institutions, structures of understanding, and practical orientations that make heterosexuality seem not only coherent - that is, organized as a sexuality - but also privileged.

About the author (2012)

Christian Klesse is Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His research interests fall in the areas of sexuality, gender, race/ethnicity, social movement politics, power, social identities, body modification, research methodology, and social theory.

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