Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (UNL) Conference System, 1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference

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The Conceptual Enforcement of Compulsory Monogamy
Pepper Mint

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Date: 2015-09-26 11:30 AM – 01:00 PM
Last modified: 2015-08-08


Compulsory monogamy (also known as mono-normativity) is the system of cultural power which rewards the monogamous and retaliates against non-monogamy, such that deviating from the monogamous norm becomes unthinkable, untenable, and indefensible. While social stigma and legalities are major enforcement tools of compulsory monogamy, this session will put those aside and instead focus on conceptual / ideological enforcement mechanisms of compulsory monogamy, including: de-authorization, conceptual appropriation, false foreclosure of possibilities, jealous conditioning, and the spectacle of non-monogamous failure.