Monogamy

Monogamy
Author: Sue Miller
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 0062969676
ISBN 13: 9780062969675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monogamy Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020! NPR BEST BOOK OF 2020 PEOPLE MAGAZINE TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR BOOKPAGE BEST BOOK OF 2020 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BEST BOOK OF 2020 “A sensual and perceptive novel. . . . With humor and humanity, Miller resists the simple scorned-wife story and instead crafts a revelatory tale of the complexities—and the absurdities—of love, infidelity, and grief.” —O, the Oprah Magazine A brilliantly insightful novel, engrossing and haunting, about marriage, love, family, happiness and sorrow, from New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller. Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. Their seemingly effortless devotion has long been the envy of their circle of friends and acquaintances. By all appearances, they are a golden couple. Graham is a bookseller, a big, gregarious man with large appetites—curious, eager to please, a lover of life, and the convivial host of frequent, lively parties at his and Annie’s comfortable house in Cambridge. Annie, more reserved and introspective, is a photographer. She is about to have her first gallery show after a six-year lull and is worried that the best years of her career may be behind her. They have two adult children; Lucas, Graham’s son with his first wife, Frieda, works in New York. Annie and Graham’s daughter, Sarah, lives in San Francisco. Though Frieda is an integral part of this far-flung, loving family, Annie feels confident in the knowledge that she is Graham’s last and greatest love. When Graham suddenly dies—this man whose enormous presence has seemed to dominate their lives together—Annie is lost. What is the point of going on, she wonders, without him? Then, while she is still mourning Graham intensely, she discovers a ruinous secret, one that will spiral her into darkness and force her to question whether she ever truly knew the man who loved her.

Monogamy

Monogamy
Author: Marianne Brandon
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0313385734
ISBN 13: 9780313385735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monogamy Book Review:

This text provides a groundbreaking look at sexual instincts and offers a clinical psychologist's and sex therapist's insights and solutions to the challenges of monogamous relationships. * Presents an unprecedented summary of current scientific research relating to monogamy * Real-life vignettes document the most common intimate struggles for couples-and reveal how to repair them * Provides an extensive list of exercises for men, women, and couples designed to strengthen their sensual connection * Gives readers a practical, step-by-step approach for connecting with sexual instincts and perfecting one's skills as a lover * Helpful index supplies easy access to key information

Open Monogamy

Open Monogamy
Author: Tammy Nelson
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN 10: 1683647475
ISBN 13: 9781683647478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Monogamy Book Review:

Dr. Tammy Nelson is a relationship revolutionary. Her rethinking of monogamy—as a practice, a continuum, and a flexible concept—is on point, actionable, and nothing less than a significant cultural shift. —Wednesday Martin, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue and Untrue Love is eternal—but in an age when we live longer, communicate differently, and value gender equality, is it any wonder so many people are looking for new ways to support lasting, loving partnerships? “Monogamy is no longer a simple concept,” says Dr. Tammy Nelson. “More couples every year are experimenting with open relationships and newer, more flexible versions of commitment … yet few of us have been prepared with the skills we need to make those agreements work.” Open Monogamy is a practical guide for people who wish to explore new directions in their relationships—to bring in excitement, variety, and fresh experiences without sacrificing trust, security, and respect. Through solo and partner exercises and real-life stories from people across the spectrum of relationship styles, you’ll explore: • The changing face of relationships—why the time to explore new visions of love has arrived • Can open monogamy work for you? Self-assessment tools to find your place on the “monogamy continuum” • Essential skills for having honest conversations about attraction and desire • Exercises to remove shame and suspicion about open relationships • How to create agreements—traditional or otherwise—that are fulfilling, exhilarating, and built to last Dr. Nelson’s 30 years of experience as a relationship and sex therapist have shown her that relationships can flourish even when the old idea of monogamy fails. “You want to love each other with fairness and integrity because that’s what you signed up for, and honesty aligns with your shared values … But you also want more. You want answers. The bad news? There is no one right way to do this. The good news? You can have anything you want.” If you’ve ever wondered how to try an open relationship or polyamory, Open Monogamy gives you the tools you need to create a commitment agreement as unique as your love.

Monogamy

Monogamy
Author: Adam Phillips
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-12-01
ISBN 10: 0307772764
ISBN 13: 9780307772763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monogamy Book Review:

In this sparkling, provocative collection of meditations on coupledom and its discontents, Adam Phillips manages to unsettle one of our most dearly held ideals, that of the monogamous couple, by speculating upon the impulses that most threaten it--boredom, desire, and the tempting idea that erotic fulfillment might lie elsewhere. With 121 brilliant aphorisms, the witty, erudite psychoanalyst who gave us On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored distills the urgent questions and knotty paradoxes behind our mating impulse, and reveals the centrality of monogamy to our notions of marriage, family, the self--in fact, to everything that matters. The only truly monogamous relationship is the one we have with ourselves. Every marriage is a blind date that makes you wonder what the alternatives are to a blind date. There's nothing more scandalous than a happy marriage.

The New Monogamy

The New Monogamy
Author: Tammy Nelson
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-01-02
ISBN 10: 1608823172
ISBN 13: 9781608823178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Monogamy Book Review:

Everyone has their own concept of what “monogamy” means—and most people assume their partners and spouses are on the same page. Couples may assume that they are monogamous, but never discuss exactly what the monogamy agreement means to them. What happens when this implicit agreement is broken? After infidelity, relationships can become strained as both partners lose trust and faith in each other. The New Monogamy offers a way out of these difficulties for couples struggling to stay together after infidelity. Couples make these implicit assumptions and agreements explicit so that each partner knows exactly what is expected of them in the future and what they can expect from their partner. Author Tammy Nelson helps couples regain trust, romance, and intimacy after infidelity by redefining the monogamy contract. The new monogamy contract is an explicit relationship agreement created after the affair that allows each partner to openly, honestly, and safely share their desires, expectations, and limitations. This agreement does not create an open marriage, but rather, an open conversation wherein each partner can have a say in setting the ground rules for their relationship. The book first helps couples rebuild trust after the affair, then engages in a series of Imago dialogues based on questions about what each partner really wants in the relationship, not what you think you should want or what a partner wants you to want. The New Monogamy includes questionnaires, checklists, and candid questions for partners to ask that help welcome complete honesty and trust back into the relationship. Then, the book helps couples make an erotic recovery from infidelity by addressing erotic problems that may surface and offers advice for helping couples return to desiring and trusting one another. After an affair, it’s impossible to go back to the way the relationship was before, but this book offers the chance for a new beginning.

Serial Monogamy

Serial Monogamy
Author: Kate Taylor
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN 10: 0385685637
ISBN 13: 9780385685634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Monogamy Book Review:

What happens when life and ambition collide with betrayal and disease? Sharon's comfortable existence as a novelist, wife and mother to twin daughters is shattered by a cancer diagnosis, and by her husband's affair with a graduate student. The only relief in sight is a new writing project—an engrossing serialized novel based on the story of the 19th-century actress Nelly Ternan, the young mistress of the aging Charles Dickens. Chronicling this infamous affair, Sharon is forced to examine with new eyes the secrets and struggles at the heart of domestic life, as she strives to mend her own marriage and heal her body. This surprising and intricate novel shifts between Sharon's Toronto and Nelly's Victorian England in interwoven chapters, asking deep questions about what really makes up the story of a relationship and a life.

Undoing Monogamy

Undoing Monogamy
Author: Angela Willey
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN 10: 0822374218
ISBN 13: 9780822374213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undoing Monogamy Book Review:

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.

Monogamy

Monogamy
Author: Ulrich H. Reichard,Christophe Boesch
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2003-09-11
ISBN 10: 9780521525770
ISBN 13: 0521525772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monogamy Book Review:

This book explores the biological roots of social, sexual and reproductive monogamy in birds, mammals and humans.

Beyond Monogamy

Beyond Monogamy
Author: Mimi Schippers
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN 10: 147988622X
ISBN 13: 9781479886227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Monogamy Book Review:

A man and woman are in an open relationship. They have agreed that having sexual partners outside of their relationship is permissible. One night, when her partner is in another city, the woman has sex with the man’s best friend. What does this mean for their relationship? More importantly, why is there such a strong cultural taboo against this kind of triangulation and what does it reveal about the social organization of gender and sexuality? In Beyond Monogamy, Mimi Schippers asks these and other questions to explore compulsory monogamy as a central feature of sexual normalcy. Schippers argues that compulsory monogamy promotes the monogamous couple as the only legitimate, natural, or desirable relationship form in ways that support and legitimize gender, race, and sexual inequalities. Through an investigation of sexual interactions and relationship forms that include more than two people, from polyamory, to threesomes, to the complexity of the ‘down-low,’ Schippers explores the queer, feminist, and anti-racist potential of non-dyadic sex and relationships. A serious look at the intersections of society and sexuality, Beyond Monogamy takes the reader on a compelling and accessible journey through compulsory monogamy, polyamory, and polyqueer sex and relationships.

The Monogamy Gap

The Monogamy Gap
Author: Eric Anderson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-03-21
ISBN 10: 0199943907
ISBN 13: 9780199943906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Monogamy Gap Book Review:

Whether straight or gay, most men start their relationships desiring monogamy. This is rooted in the pervasive notion that monogamy exists as a sign of true love. Yet despite this deeply held cultural ideal, cheating remains rampant. In this accessible book, Eric Anderson investigates why 78% of men he interviewed have cheated despite their desire not to. Combining 120 interviews with research from the fields of sociology, biology, and psychology, Anderson identifies cheating as a product of wanting emotional passion for one's partner, along with a steadily growing desire for emotionally-detached recreational sex with others. Anderson coins the term "the monogamy gap" to describe this phenomenon. Anderson suggests that monogamy is an irrational ideal because it fails to fulfil a lifetime of sexual desires. Cheating therefore becomes the rational response to an irrational situation. The Monogamy Gap draws on a range of concepts, theories, and disciplines to highlight the biological compulsion of our sexual urges, the social construction of the monogamous ideal, and the devastating chasm that lies between them. Whether single or married, monogamous or open, straight or gay, readers will find The Monogamy Gap to be an enlightening, intellectually compelling, and provocative book.

Red Hot Monogamy

Red Hot Monogamy
Author: Bill Farrel,Pam Farrel
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 0736935037
ISBN 13: 9780736935036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Hot Monogamy Book Review:

With their trademark insight, humor, and candid personal perspectives, Bill and Pam Farrel reveal the truths about the sexual relationship in marriage and what husbands and wives need to know to keep the embers burning. Sex is like fireworks!—why a little skill turns marriage into red-hot monogamy How sex works best emotionally, physically, and physiologically How to avoid the pleasure thieves that steal your chance for fulfillment The Farrels present difficult-to-discuss topics and biblical truths in universal language with sensitivity, fun, and understanding. For newlyweds, golden anniversary celebrants, and all couples in between—this book inspires the gift of romance and passion to fuel lives with love.

Does Monogamy Work

Does Monogamy Work
Author: Luke Brunning
Publsiher: Thames and Hudson Limited
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN 10: 9780500775639
ISBN 13: 050077563X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does Monogamy Work Book Review:

Even with the current rise in awareness of sexual and intimate diversity, monogamous relationships remain the cultural norm. Most people aspire to it and the state encourages it, providing legal and financial benefits to married couples; however, statistics show adultery is commonplace, marriage rates are falling, and divorce figures are rising. Does Monogamy Work? the twelfth book in The Big Idea series traces the evolution and normalization of the monogamous ideal, questioning whether it is 'natural' or not, and surveying the spectrum of alternative relationship models that people are seeking out in a world of internet dating and scientific control over reproduction. It explores the emotional and psychological facets of ethical polyamorous relationships; questions whether these relationships benefit men disproportionately and whether they are compatible with raising children; and assesses the likelihood that diverse forms of multi-partner marriages and large friendship networks will become the norm in the future. With over 150 colour images and incisive, engaging and authoritative text, this book examines societys attachment to monogamy, evaluates its benefits and limitations, and asses the merits of polyamorous relationship models in our modern world.

Thriving in Non Monogamy an Ethical Slut s Guide

Thriving in Non Monogamy an Ethical Slut s Guide
Author: Erin Davidson
Publsiher: Rockridge Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 9781647396213
ISBN 13: 1647396212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thriving in Non Monogamy an Ethical Slut s Guide Book Review:

Enjoy the healing power of pleasure as you reflect on your ideal relationship We are all deserving and capable of enjoying fulfilling romantic and sexual relationships. Thriving in Non-Monogamy will guide you through the process of getting in touch with your inner ethical slut, evaluating relationship values, honoring your needs and fears, and developing the tools to build relationships that work best for you. Whether that means ethically opening up or improving a monogamous arrangement, this ethical slut handbook provides stories from people of all genders, sexual orientations, and relationship arrangements who confront their unmet needs, insecurities, internalized trauma, and struggles with open relationships. You'll also find reflection questions to help you approach your own arrangement with curiosity, openness, and compassion. Learn about the principles of being an ethical slut with: No judgment--Thriving in Non-Monogamy breaks down the shame surrounding negative messages that are internalized about sex and relationships. Learning limits--Includes a guide to an ethical slut setting boundaries and rules within open relationships. Thoughtful reflections--Challenge yourself to identify and process difficult emotions and improve relationship communication skills. Ethical slut may sound like an oxymoron, but it is a way of thinking that can teach you to overcome jealousy, enjoy sex, and honor yourself.

Aro Eros Arrows

Aro Eros Arrows
Author: Michon Neal
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN 10: 9781982097479
ISBN 13: 1982097477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aro Eros Arrows Book Review:

"Love is not my motivation; it is my state of being. You cannot tempt me with the promise of your scraps when I feed myself." If aromantic people primarily desire friendship or nonromantic partnerships over romance, then how can they practice any recognized form of non-monogamy? And polyamory the practice of having multiple intimate, loving relationships is just for romantic people, right? The truth is, being aromantic or asexual usually means there's an emphasis on friendship, which is inherently non-monogamous. Being aromantic means loving a bit differently, but in ways that matter just as much. Knowledge about these experiences and identities can help with clarifying relationship needs, bringing up new possibilities and better choices for relationship format ion, and for turning friendship into something more than a simple throwaway stand in for some potential romantic partner. Communities built on friendship rather than competition (and let s face it, competitiveness is usually encouraged when it comes to romance) would be more cohesive, less prone to the power dynamics that lead to systemic abuse, and can actually cultivate true agency. There are plenty of books out there already for straight, white, romantic folks. This is the book Black queer aros never got.

Partnerships in Birds The Study of Monogamy

Partnerships in Birds   The Study of Monogamy
Author: Jeffrey M. Black
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1996-05-30
ISBN 10: 0191590541
ISBN 13: 9780191590542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Partnerships in Birds The Study of Monogamy Book Review:

Some birds mate for life, while others have many partners. Why? In this book, fourteen classic studies of bird behaviour are brought together to compare the different partnership patterns from ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Often there is a battle of the sexes, as individual birds behave in the way that serves their best interests. Introductory and concluding chapters review the latest thinking on this fascinating subject. - ;Some birds mate for life, while others have many partners. In this book, fourteen studies are brought together to compare different partnership patterns from ecological and evolutionary perspectives. The subjects have been chosen to include the same species living in different habitats (Sparrowhawks) and at different population densities (Great Tits). There are comparisons between closely related species (Mute Swans and Bewick's Swans). The studies span the globe and the behavioural gradient, from Iceland's strictly monogamous Whooper Swans to Australia's sexually promiscuous Splendid Fairy-wrens. In all cases, sexual and social relationships strongly influence a bird's survival and breeding success. -

Monogamy Book One Lover This is One Love for Life and Beyond Time

Monogamy Book One  Lover  This is One Love for Life and Beyond Time
Author: Victoria Sobolev
Publsiher: Monogamy
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN 10: 9781777056162
ISBN 13: 1777056160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monogamy Book One Lover This is One Love for Life and Beyond Time Book Review:

Nothing is as it seems at first sight. Feelings are laid bare. There is no black and white. There is no right. And the wrong feels too good to be trusted. People think that Alex was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, not only rich, but blessed by luck. Men respect him, women dream of him, and Alex alone knows the strength it takes to conceal his tortured soul and devastating secrets. But despite those powerful life lessons, he has always believed in his father's words, 'When you fall in love, you love forever - it's in our family blood. Look for HER and you'll find your happiness beyond thought...' Valeria has never experienced actual romance (an early pregnancy, a hasty marriage, a life filled with work and study) and considers herself a pragmatist. She was taught to live by the rules: if you get married, then you love your husband; if you dream of a new home, then you work hard. But when, against all logic, she finds a beautiful stranger in her bed, her world turns upside down. After all, falling for the forbidden can be too sweet not to try... at least once. They come from the opposite ends of the globe, but the collision of two soulmates is destined. Fate will send them on a lifelong journey from Eastern Europe to Spain, France, the United States, and back. Their story is a mix of a beautiful fairy tale and a painful nightmare. It`s not something you`ve heard before: everything is too vivid, too honest, too emotional and too profound. An attraction at first sight; A passion that breaks all rules; A hypnotic melody - it conquers all. This is one love for life and beyond time, This is MONOGAMY...

The Trial of Monogamy

The Trial of Monogamy
Author: Dr. Oliver Akamnonu
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2010-02-27
ISBN 10: 9781453595275
ISBN 13: 1453595279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trial of Monogamy Book Review:

A male child Udoka, born to a family of five daughters and one son is raised by his single mother after the boy’s father dies prematurely in a rural third world community. The boy drops out of school at a very early age and joins the company of village loafers called “ofekes” and “ofo-ogolis.” These specialize in hanging around where there are wedding ceremonies, burial, and chieftaincy installation ceremonies, venues where there will be free food and free drinks. During one of such ceremonies in which Mr. Odike his cousin is taking a second wife, the uneducated Udoka sees, and falls in love with Chioma who is educated and who hails from a completely different social background being a catechist’s daughter. Udoka gets rebuffed. Twist of fate again brings both young people together and through encouragement from Chioma, Udoka goes to school, progresses, and ultimately marries Chioma. Further twist of fate sees the couple move over to Atlanta in America where Chioma trains for, and becomes a registered nurse and starts earning well. Her new situation positions Chioma into seeing Dr. Gerald an attending consultant in the hospital where she works. Chioma falls in love with the rich medical doctor and without provocation, divorces her beleaguered husband who, laden with the burden of debts and child support, flees from Atlanta back to his Akunwanta native land. Chioma gets disappointed by Dr. Gerald after she aborts a baby she was expecting for him. The polygamous nature of the common Akunwanta origin of the divorced former couple holds out the only opportunity whereby Chioma can find a place as a second wife to a now prosperous and polygamous Udoka. The monogamy by law policy in Atlanta as opposed to the accepted polygamy by culture in Akunwanta plays out favorably for both parties as it becomes possible for Udoka to remain monogamous in Atlanta but polygamous in Akunwanta. One man’s apparent poison plays out as another man’s delicious meat. Will the one learn from the other?

Polyamory Journal a Relationship Book

Polyamory Journal  a Relationship Book
Author: Kate Kincaid
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN 10: 9781638073772
ISBN 13: 1638073775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polyamory Journal a Relationship Book Book Review:

Understand yourself and thrive in non-monogamy Being attuned to yourself allows you to more authentically share yourself with others. Whether you've just started considering polyamory or you've been non-monogamous for decades, this guided relationship journal can help you explore yourself and your needs as you navigate polyamory. What sets this book apart from other polyamorous relationship books: A primer on polyamory--Learn more about what polyamory is, the difference between ethical and unethical non-monogamy, the various types of polyamorous arrangements, and more. Relevant topics--This journal highlights themes that can help you succeed in healthy polyamorous relationships, like fortifying your self-security, establishing and honoring boundaries, and working through jealousy. A mix of exercises--Better understand your values and desires through journal prompts, quotes, Q&As, and interactive activities like creating a vision board or writing a letter to yourself. Discover more about yourself and polyamory through the nonjudgmental approach in this guided journal.

The Myth of Monogamy

The Myth of Monogamy
Author: David P. Barash,Judith Eve Lipton
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2002-05
ISBN 10: 9780805071368
ISBN 13: 0805071369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Monogamy Book Review:

A lighthearted survey of monogamy and its variations across the animal kingdom challenges the notion that monogamy occurs naturally, profiling examples of animal infidelity and the instincts behind animal sexual behavior. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Polyamory Monogamy and American Dreams

Polyamory  Monogamy  and American Dreams
Author: Mimi Schippers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN 10: 1351717111
ISBN 13: 9781351717113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polyamory Monogamy and American Dreams Book Review:

This book introduces "the poly gaze" as a cultural tool to examine how representations of polyamory and poly lives reflect or challenge cultural hegemonies of race, class, gender, and nation. What role does monogamy play in American Identity, the American dream, and U.S. exceptionalism? How do the stories we tell about intimate relationships do cultural and ideological work to maintain and legitimize social inequalities along the lines of race, ethnicity, nation, religion, class, gender and sexuality? How might the introduction of polyamory or consensually non-monogamous relationships in the stories we tell about intimacy confound, disrupt or shift the meaning of what constitutes a good, American life? These are the questions that Mimi Schippers focuses on in this original and engaging study. As she develops the poly gaze, Schippers argues for a sociologically informed and cultivated lens with which anyone, regardless of their experiences with polyamory or consensual non-monogamy, can read culture, media images, and texts against hegemony. This will be a key text for researchers and students in Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Race Studies, Media Studies, American Studies and Sociology. This book is accessible and indispensable reading for undergraduate student and postgraduates wanting to gain greater understanding of debates around the key concept of heteronormativity.