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Monogamins gränser: om kärlek, romantik, (o)trohet och svartsjuka

Ekdahl, Pavlina LU (2013) GNVK01 20122
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
Based on qualitative interviews with five heterosexual women in monogamous relationships this essay aims at examine the limits and borders of couple relationships. Monogamy is a strong norm in society and most people today live in monogamous relationships. This I assume is problematic. My starting point is the theory on the social construction of emotions and sexuality. I examine how women relate to phenomena such as togetherness, love, friendship, exclusivity, jealousy and infidelity. My conclusion is that the borders of monogamy can be understood by examining both what is consider to be inside the norm, and outside. The most basic norm of the monogamous relationship is the sexual- and emotional exclusivity. The relationship is also based... (More)
Based on qualitative interviews with five heterosexual women in monogamous relationships this essay aims at examine the limits and borders of couple relationships. Monogamy is a strong norm in society and most people today live in monogamous relationships. This I assume is problematic. My starting point is the theory on the social construction of emotions and sexuality. I examine how women relate to phenomena such as togetherness, love, friendship, exclusivity, jealousy and infidelity. My conclusion is that the borders of monogamy can be understood by examining both what is consider to be inside the norm, and outside. The most basic norm of the monogamous relationship is the sexual- and emotional exclusivity. The relationship is also based on the idea of unity. On the other side of the fence, outside the limits of monogamy, are promiscuous, unfaithful and polyamorists. (Less)
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author
Ekdahl, Pavlina LU
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course
GNVK01 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
monogamy, (o)trohet, love, svartsjuka, normer
language
Swedish
id
3409871
date added to LUP
2013-01-25 13:19:07
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2013-01-25 13:19:07
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  abstract     = {Based on qualitative interviews with five heterosexual women in monogamous relationships this essay aims at examine the limits and borders of couple relationships. Monogamy is a strong norm in society and most people today live in monogamous relationships. This I assume is problematic. My starting point is the theory on the social construction of emotions and sexuality. I examine how women relate to phenomena such as togetherness, love, friendship, exclusivity, jealousy and infidelity. My conclusion is that the borders of monogamy can be understood by examining both what is consider to be inside the norm, and outside. The most basic norm of the monogamous relationship is the sexual- and emotional exclusivity. The relationship is also based on the idea of unity. On the other side of the fence, outside the limits of monogamy, are promiscuous, unfaithful and polyamorists.},
  author       = {Ekdahl, Pavlina},
  keyword      = {monogamy,(o)trohet,love,svartsjuka,normer},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Monogamins gränser: om kärlek, romantik, (o)trohet och svartsjuka},
  year         = {2013},
}