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Monogamy

Monogamy
A Book

by Adam Phillips

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2017-01-19
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0571266258
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'A couple is a conspiracy in search of a crime. Sex is often the closest they can get.' All the present controversies about the family are really discussions about monogamy. About what keeps people together and why they should stay together. Now, in a book of 121 aphorisms, Adam Phillips asks why we all believe in monogamy, and why we find it so difficult to think about. Everyone knows that most people, however much they may love their partner, are capable of loving and desiring more than one person at a time. It may be reassuring, but it is in fact very demanding -- and often cruel -- to assume that only one person can give us what we want. At least in sexual matters, sharing seems to go deeply against the grain. Monogamy is so much taken for granted as the foundation of the family and of family values that, as with anything that seems essential, we are very wary of being critical of it. But, as Adam Phillips suggests, it is surely worth wondering why the faithful couple has such a hold on our imagination, and how it has come to be such an ideal.

Monogamy

Monogamy
A Book

by Sue Miller

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-09-08
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1526618923
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times Book of the Year DAILY MAIL 'BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR TO GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS' SUNDAY EXPRESS' S MAGAZINE 'WINTER WARMERS' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'BEST BOOKS OF 2020' ONLINE 'One of the most emotionally truthful novels I have ever read' DAISY BUCHANAN 'Almost every line glows with even-handed wisdom - a superb novel, beautifully put together' DAILY MAIL 'An invaluably moving book' JULIET NICOLSON 'One to read first for the story and then to re-read at leisure and marvel at how real these people feel' ERIN KELLY 'Penetrating, intelligent, humane, funny too ... Smart and powerfully alive' TESSA HADLEY Annie is not the first love of Graham's life but she is, he thinks, his last and greatest. Very recently, he has faltered; but he means to put it right. Here they are in marriage, in late middle age, in comfort. Mismatched, and yet so well matched: the bookseller with his appetite, his conviviality, his bigness; the photographer with her delicacy, her astuteness, her reserve. The children are offstage, grown up and scattered on either coast; Graham's first wife, Frieda, is peaceably in their lives, but not between them. Then the unthinkable happens. Now Annie stumbles in the dark: did she know all there was to know about the man who loved her? If no marriage is without its small indiscretions, how great does a betrayal have to be to be to break it? A novel about marriage, family, secrets and love, Monogamy confirms Sue Miller's place among the greatest writers at work in America today.

Monogamy

Monogamy
Mating Strategies and Partnerships in Birds, Humans and Other Mammals

by Ulrich H. Reichard,Christophe Boesch

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2003-09-11
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN : 9780521525770
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the biological roots of social, sexual and reproductive monogamy in birds, mammals and humans.

Serial Monogamy

Serial Monogamy
Soap Opera, Lifespan, and the Gendered Politics of Fantasy

by Christine Scodari

  • Publisher : Hampton Press (NJ)
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book contributes provocative insights and novel approaches to the ongoing scholarly conversation about daytime dramas. It scrutinizes soap opera producers and viewers, the processes by which they define and interpret the genre and its texts, and how subjectivities of age and gender influence their practices and circumscribe a range of romantic fantasies deemed acceptable to purvey or savor. The investigation breaks new ground with its multi-sited, naturalistic, virtual ethnography of activities among online fans, including bulletin board and e-mail interest group discussions, and combines this with analyses of producer/creator goals, fan publications, and key soap opera texts. An as-it-happened assessment of the content and reception of a multi-year soap opera story entailing power relations of age and gender is spotlighted.

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You
Busting Myths about Human Nature

by Agustín Fuentes

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2015-05
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0520285999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; and men and women are truly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. In an engaging and wide-ranging narrative, Agustín Fuentes counters these pervasive and pernicious myths about human behavior. Tackling misconceptions about what race, aggression, and sex really mean for humans, Fuentes incorporates an accessible understanding of culture, genetics, and evolution, requiring us to dispose of notions of “nature or nurture.” Presenting scientific evidence from diverse fields—including anthropology, biology, and psychology—Fuentes devises a myth-busting toolkit to dismantle persistent fallacies about the validity of biological races, the innateness of aggression and violence, and the nature of monogamy and differences between the sexes. A final chapter plus an appendix provide a set of take-home points on how readers can myth-bust on their own. Accessible, compelling, and original, this book is a rich and nuanced account of how nature, culture, experience, and choice interact to influence human behavior.

Monogamy

Monogamy
The Untold Story

by Marianne Brandon

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 0313385734
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Americanization of Monogamy

The Americanization of Monogamy
Mormons, Native Americans and the Nineteenth-century Perception that Polygamy was a Threat to Democracy

by John David Pulsipher

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Trial of Monogamy

The Trial of Monogamy
Phased Polygamy In God's own country

by Dr. Oliver Akamnonu

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2010-02-27
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN : 9781453595275
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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?

Partnerships in Birds : The Study of Monogamy

Partnerships in Birds : The Study of Monogamy
The Study of Monogamy

by Jeffrey M. Black

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, UK
  • Release : 1996-05-30
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0191590541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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, Mate Choice and Breeding Success in the Midas Cichlid (Cichlasoma Citrinellum)

Monogamy, Mate Choice and Breeding Success in the Midas Cichlid (Cichlasoma Citrinellum)
A Book

by William Rogers

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Red-hot Monogamy

Red-hot Monogamy
A Book

by Bill Farrel,Pam Farrel

  • Publisher : Harvest House Pub
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9780736916080
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Popular marriage and relationship experts present difficult-to-discuss topics and biblical truths surrounding the sexual relationship in marriage, revealing what husbands and wives need to know to keep the fire burning. Original.

Polygamy and Monogamy

Polygamy and Monogamy
A Book

by Don Milton

  • Publisher : Born Again Publishing Inc
  • Release : 2009-09
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0982537565
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Milton presents a reproduction of a controversial book published in 1869 in which a Christian philanthropist defends polygamy.

From Monogamy to Polygyny

From Monogamy to Polygyny
A Way Through

by Umm AbdurRahman Hirschfelder,Umm Yasmeen Rahmaan

  • Publisher : Darussalam
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9789960861951
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Allah said about the Prophet's Companions: "And the foremost to embrace Islam of the Muhajirun and the Ansar and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well pleased with Him." (9:100) And Messenger of Allah said: "My Companions are the surety of safety and when they leave this world, this Ummah will be afflicted with the Fitnah." (Muslim) According to this general rule, we should follow all the facets of the life of the Prophet's Companions so that we may attain some of their qualities. The author has compiled in a most authentic way the life history of the 18 greatest Companions of the Prophet. We, at Darussalam, have published this valuable book in two volumes for the guidance of the Muslim Ummah especially for the young generation to follow them in every aspect of their life.

I. Monogamy, territory and song among Koss' gibbons (Hylobates klossii) in Siberut Island, Indonesia

I. Monogamy, territory and song among Koss' gibbons (Hylobates klossii) in Siberut Island, Indonesia
II. Koss' gibbon sleeping trees relative to human predation: implications for socio-ecology of forest-dwelling primates

by Richard Reuben Tenaza

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pair Bonds and Monogamy in Wild Siamang (Hylobates Syndactylus) and White-handed Gibbon (Hylobates Lar) in Northern Sumatra

Pair Bonds and Monogamy in Wild Siamang (Hylobates Syndactylus) and White-handed Gibbon (Hylobates Lar) in Northern Sumatra
A Book

by Ryne Arthur Palombit

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 906
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Red-Hot Monogamy

Red-Hot Monogamy
Making Your Marriage Sizzle

by Bill Farrel,Pam Farrel

  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0736935037
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Undoing Monogamy

Undoing Monogamy
The Politics of Science and the Possibilities of Biology

by Angela Willey

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2016-05-13
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0822374218
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Monogamy Gap

The Monogamy Gap
Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

by Eric Anderson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-02-07
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 0199777926
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

What’s Love Got to Do with it: The Evolution of Monogamy

What’s Love Got to Do with it: The Evolution of Monogamy
A Book

by Alexander G. Ophir,Nancy G. Solomon

  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 2020-06-25
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 2889638022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beyond Monogamy

Beyond Monogamy
Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

by Mimi Schippers

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2016-08-16
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1479850225
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.