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Read and Download Mimi Schippers book Polyamory, Monogamy, and American Dreams in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPolyamory, Monogamy, and American Dreams. This book was released on 2019-10-28 with total page 144 pages. Book excerpt: 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.

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Read and Download Jorge N. Ferrer book Love and Freedom in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLove and Freedom. This book was released on 2021-06-24 with total page 212 pages. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking look at the array of styles and modes of relationships proposes a new paradigm for understanding intimate relationships, challenging the monogamy/polyamory binary and offering fresh possibilities for thinking about contemporary love, sex, gender, and sexuality.

Download Heaven and Earth, Law and Love PDF
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.1/5 (18 Download)

Read and Download Etan Levine book Heaven and Earth, Law and Love in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THeaven and Earth, Law and Love. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 253 pages. Book excerpt: The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.

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  • Publisher : Misthological Press
  • Genre : Religion
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Read and Download Marty A. Cauley book Monogamous Sex in Heaven! in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMonogamous Sex in Heaven!. This book was released on with total page 207 pages. Book excerpt: At the same time in which the present author was reading books by Barrow Marrow and Peter Kreeft posing that sexual intimacy continues in Heaven, he discovered that his wife had stage-3 breast cancer. As a therapy to help him deal with this news, he poured himself into research to see if Marrow and Kreeft might actually be correct, thereby enabling him to believe that no matter what happened, the best was yet to come. This is the conclusion and comfort of this book. In contradiction to those authors and groups who advocate polygamous and promiscuous sexual relations in Heaven, the present author uses type-archetype pattern and typology to argue for exclusivity and monogamy in the form of a heavenly soulmate who, in many cases, will be the spouse who was our earthly soulmate. Monogamous sexual intimacy will continue in the eternal state for those resurrected believers who are found faithful by the Lord at the time of judgment. A variety of arguments are used to defend this thesis. Naturally, the presence of sex organs in the eternal state suggests the function of that organ. Since those in the eternal state will have sex organs, as is conceded even by those not holding to the author’ thesis, the supposition should be that those having these sex organs will use them. NDE claims to the contrary concerning lack of genitalia during the intermediate state are evaluated. Transcendentally, just as other transcendental desires point to a future fulfillment, our present sexual desires point to a future fulfillment also. Exegetically, Lk 20:35-36 is not limited to being like angels in terms of immortality but encompasses being like angels in terms of their sexuality. The sexuality and sex drive of male angels is obvious in Gen 6:1-4. These heavenly angels had a strong sex drive before their fall, indicating that even angels in Heaven have sexual desires and thus act in accordance with those desires. Angelically, we should deduce that angels are likewise male and female soulmates. Ontologically, our sexual gender is not limited to our physical bodies but includes our metaphysical being as well, as is proven by astral sex. Changing sexual form during astral sex or having sexual ambiguities during the physical state pose no problem for the affirmation of sexual gender projecting into the metaphysical state. Hierarchically, the cosmic sex ladder suggests increased sexual distinctiveness as one moves up the ladder. Neuter forms at the bottom of the ladder are to be expected. Intrinsically, for man and woman to be created as a unity in the image of God means that this sexual duality and unity must continue in the eternal state if we are to continue in our status of God’s image bearers. Misthology, the doctrine of rewards supports exclusivity, and therefore monogamy, in the form of a complementary consensual soulmate. This soulmate is one’s sole mate. Sexual hierarchy agrees with misthological hierarchy. Also, misthologically speaking, a king needs a queen. Extrabiblical sources in the forms of dreams, visions, and NDEs are consulted as and found to provide limited secondary confirmation for the thesis of this book. Collaborating biblical sources include typological pairing of male and female overcomers, pictured by Boaz and Ruth, as confirmed by the Song of Solomon. Oral sex within the Song of Solomon demonstrates that sex is intended for pleasure and not limited to reproduction, thus supporting the case that sex could be intended for pleasure in Heaven without being tied to reproductive marriage.

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Read and Download Theodore R. Burnes book The Handbook of Consensual Non-monogamy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Handbook of Consensual Non-monogamy. This book was released on 2022 with total page 436 pages. Book excerpt: This handbook is a comprehensive guide to understanding the lives/relationships of CNM individuals for mental health professionals and trainees. This text provides critical foundational knowledge and concrete recommendations for serving this diverse and unique population.

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  • Release Date : 2017-06-29
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Read and Download Dana Trusso book Proceedings from Philosophy of Love Volume 1 Spring 2017 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TProceedings from Philosophy of Love Volume 1 Spring 2017. This book was released on 2017-06-29 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Philosophy of Love is one of many courses offered at LaGuardia Community College (CUNY) in the Philosophy and Critical Thinking Program. The journal is a collection of student work inspired by the readings and discussions from HUP 215 during the Spring 2017 semester. Inside you will find each student's final paper, along with a critical review and a response from the author. The format reflects the dialectical process that we embarked on during class discussions "up and down" the ladder of love. The ascent is a challenging struggle. The dialectic continues motivated by a love for wisdom, self, and others chiseling away as we sculpt our characters in the pursuit of the good life.

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  • Release Date : 2020-06-25
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
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Read and Download Michael Dale Kimmel book The Gay Man's Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Gay Man's Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage. This book was released on 2017-06-09 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: Legal gay marriage is still a relatively new phenomenon. As gay men who are now able to get married, we find ourselves in a bit of a quandary: for many male couples, sex is a lot more important for us than it is for heterosexuals. Two married men often have a stronger desire for sex - wanting more of it and with a wider variety of partners - than married opposite-sex couples. How does this work within the structure of a monogamous marriage? Is an open relationship a better structure for gay marriage? Assuming that gay marriages will emulate heterosexual marriages is neither a valid nor a helpful assumption. But, as gay men, where does that leave us? There are currently no “rule books” for how a marriage between two men could or should work. While there are lots of books about how to plan your gay wedding, there are virtually none that address what to do after the honeymoon is over (literally and figuratively). This book fills that void. It offers married gay couples (and gay men considering marriage) an easy-to-follow, practical framework that they can use to help create, adjust and structure their marriages. Using helpful examples and first-hand quotes throughout, Openly-gay psychotherapist Michael Dale Kimmel offers a roadmap for gay men who want to be married but have questions and concerns about monogamy and monotony.

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Read and Download Jillian Deri book Love's Refraction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLove's Refraction. This book was released on 2015 with total page 155 pages. Book excerpt: In Love's Refraction, Jillian Deri explores the distinctive question of how and why polyamorists – people who practice consensual non-monogamy – manage jealousy. Her focus is on the polyamorist concept of “compersion” – taking pleasure in a lover's other romantic and sexual encounters.

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Read and Download Mimi Schippers book Beyond Monogamy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBeyond Monogamy. This book was released on 2016-08-16 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: 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.

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Read and Download Tammy Nelson book The New Monogamy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe New Monogamy. This book was released on 2013-01-02 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: 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.

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  • Release Date : 2012
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (155 Download)

Read and Download Meg Barker book Rewriting the Rules in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRewriting the Rules. This book was released on 2012 with total page 194 pages. Book excerpt: We live in a time of great uncertainty about relationships. We search for "The One," but find ourselves staying single because nobody measures up. The reality of our relationships is not what we expected, and it becomes hard to balance it with all the other things that we want out of life. At the same time that marriage shows itself to be the one 'recession proof' industry; the rates of separation and break-up soar ever higher. Rewriting the Rules is a friendly guide through the complicated - and often contradictory - rules of love: the advice that is given about attraction and sex, monogamy and conflict, gender and commitment. It asks questions such as: which to choose from all the rules on offer? Do we stick to the old rules we learnt growing up, or do we try something new and risk being out on our own? This book considers how the rules are being 'rewritten' in various ways, for example the 'new monogamy', alternative commitment ceremonies, different ways of understanding gender, and new ideas for managing conflict and break-up where economics and child-care make complete separation a problem. In this way Rewriting the Rules gives the power to the reader to find the approach which fits their situation.

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  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Rating : 4.1/5 (997 Download)

Read and Download Eric Anderson book The Monogamy Gap in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Monogamy Gap. This book was released on 2012-02-07 with total page 231 pages. Book excerpt: The Monogamy Gap is a groundbreaking volume that explains why men cheat. Drawing on a range of theories across academic disciplines, the book highlights the biological compulsion of the sexual urge, the social construction of the monogamous ideal, and the devastating chasm that lies between them.

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  • Publisher : Exceller Books
  • Genre : Religion
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Read and Download Alugwe Ben book Monogamy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMonogamy. This book was released on with total page pages. Book excerpt: This book was designed to establish with substantial bible evidence, that monogamy doctrine of the church is purely man-made doctrine, and none biblical. Monogamy as a church doctrine has no literal bible justification, hence all augments around the subject are based on presumption. By the revelation of the holy spirit through the servant of God, prophet and messenger for the age of Laodicea: William Marion Branham, this work comes to project more bible clarifications to dissuade believe that polygamy is a sin.

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Read and Download Sarah LaChance Adams book New Philosophies of Sex and Love in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNew Philosophies of Sex and Love. This book was released on 2016-11-30 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: Our amorous and erotic experiences do not simply bring us pleasure; they shape our very identities, our ways of relating to ourselves, each other and our shared world. This volume reflects on some of our most prevalent assumptions relating to identity, the body, monogamy, libido, sexual identity, seduction, fidelity, orgasm, and more.The book covers common conflicts and confusions and includes work by established scholars and innovative new thinkers. Philosophically challenging but highly readable, the volume is ideal for a wide range of courses on love and sex, including those taught in philosophy and gender studies.