Angela Willey, Willey: Undoing Monogamy (eBook)

In Undoing Monogamy Angela Willey offers a radically interdisciplinary exploration of the concept of monogamy in U.S. science and culture, propelled by queer feminist desires for new modes of conceptualization and new forms of belonging. She approaches the politics and materiality of monogamy as intertwined with one another such that disciplinary ways of knowing themselves become an object of critical inquiry. Refusing to answer the naturalization of monogamy with a naturalization of nonmonogamy, Willey demands a critical reorientation toward the monogamy question in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The book examines colonial sexual science, monogamous voles, polyamory, and the work of Alison Bechdel and Audre Lorde to show how challenging the lens through which human nature is seen as monogamous or nonmonogamous forces us to reconsider our investments in coupling and in disciplinary notions of biological bodies.

Référence: 9780822374213
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Verlag Duke University Press
Einband PDF
Erscheinungsjahr 2016
Seitenangabe 216 S.
Untertitel The Politics of Science and the Possibilities of Biology
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse 3'531 KB
Plattform PDF
Autor*in Angela Willey, Willey