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Type: Journal article
Title: Object(ive)s of desire: Romantic coupledom versus promiscuity, subjectivity and sexual identity
Author: Cover, R.
Citation: Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 2010; 24(2):251-263
Publisher: Carfax Publishing Limited
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1030-4312
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Abstract: In light of recent debates around same-sex marriage, this article examines the way in which the cultural concept of the coupled relationship is culturally produced. By showing how coupledom is constituted in a dichotomy against casual sex in contemporary discourses of sexuality, it is argued that same-sex marriage claims uphold a narrow view of social-sexual relations. The article goes on to explore how this dichotomy is articulated in a range of texts including online social networking and dating sites before exploring the ways in which these two alternatives are utilized in the performance of gendered and sexual identities.
Rights: © 2010 Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/10304310903548647
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