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Introduction: Parenting, polyamory and consensual non-monogamy. Critical and queer perspectives

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posted on 2024-06-03, 08:39 authored by C Klesse, D Cardoso, Maria Pallotta-ChiarolliMaria Pallotta-Chiarolli, M Raab, C Schadler, M Schippers
This special issue explores key issues regarding the parenting practices within polyamorous and consensually non-monogamous intimate relationships. The contributions are concerned with the stigmatization of child-care practices that deviate from the default of couple-based monogamy, exceed biological definitions of kinship and experiment with new forms of spatial organization beyond shared residence. In this introduction, we highlight key themes of previous research, highlight normative pressures and counter-normative contestations around the themes of exclusivity, gendered parenting roles, relational development framed as intimate growth and a pervasive reproductive futurism. Polyamorous parenting practices negotiate a complex social terrain shaped by social and health policies, law, housing development, creating new avenues for parenting roles, and the (re)organization of care work and the division of labour in child-rearing.

History

Journal

Sexualities

ISSN

1363-4607

eISSN

1461-7382

Language

English

Publication classification

C2 Other contribution to refereed journal

Publisher

SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC