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By Angela Willey
In Undoing Monogamy Angela Willey bargains a considerably interdisciplinary exploration of the concept that of monogamy in U.S. technology and tradition, propelled via queer feminist wants for brand new modes of conceptualization and new kinds of belonging. She ways the politics and materiality of monogamy as intertwined with each other such that disciplinary methods of figuring out themselves develop into an item of severe inquiry. Refusing to reply to the naturalization of monogamy with a naturalization of nonmonogamy, Willey calls for a severe reorientation towards the monogamy query within the normal sciences, social sciences, and arts. The ebook examines colonial sexual technology, monogamous voles, polyamory, and the paintings of Alison Bechdel and Audre Lorde to teach how difficult the lens during which human nature is noticeable as monogamous or nonmonogamous forces us to think again our investments in coupling and in disciplinary notions of organic our bodies.
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Barad proposed the concept of “agential realism” as a way of resolving the tension set up between “realism” and “social constructivism” (“real” object and subjective observation). 76 In this formulation, objectivity and agency are bound up with responsibility and accountability: we, producers of knowledge, are thus bound to consider the possibilities — both enabling and violent — of interacting with the world by studying it. In this sense we become responsible not only for the knowledge we seek, but for what exists.
Instead, I came to see the colonial logics that linked politically oppositional sexological stories about monogamy’s nature. In Ellis, the temporal and geographic construction of monogamous and nonmonogamous types that emerges in Krafft-Ebing is reimagined. Ellis achieved this departure not by challenging the idea of monogamous and nonmonogamous types but through a deepening of the scientization of monogamy. To imagine, as Krafft-Ebing’s formulation did, that polygamy is safely contained “there” and “then,” is, in Ellis, to refuse to see the truth of sexuality: 34 | CHAPTER ONE It must be said that the natural prevalence of monogamy as the normal type of sexual relationship by no means excludes variations, indeed it assumes them.
15 Focusing in particular on the opening pages of Krafft-Ebing’s Psychopathia Sexualis and Ellis’s Studies in the Psychology of Sex, volume 6, Sex in Relation to Society, I trace monogamy discourse in their respective works to locate monogamy within the historiography of sexual science. 16 That is to say, while their positioning as pivotal figures in the history of sexuality matters, I sideline specific questions of authorship, intent, and consistency in argumentation to focus instead on the kinds of stories they tell about monogamy.
Undoing Monogamy: The Politics of Science and the Possibilities of Biology by Angela Willey