Poly/logue: A Critical Introduction to Polyamory

  title={Poly/logue: A Critical Introduction to Polyamory},
  author={Jin Haritaworn and Chin-ju Lin and Christian Klesse},
  pages={515 - 529}
Polyamory describes a form of relationship where it is possible, valid and worthwhile to maintain (usually long-term) intimate and sexual relationships with multiple partners simultaneously. Nevertheless, debates around polyamory have often suffered from an evasion of power in the ultimate and community contexts within which the concept arose. In this introduction, we trace the political contexts in which polyamory arose, investigate their implicit assumptions from an intersectional, multi… 

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  • Biology
  • 2011
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