Chapter

Counter Currents

Eric Anderson

in The Monogamy Gap

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199777921
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.003.0017

Series: Sexuality, Identity, and Society

Counter Currents

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This chapter offers a summary of the previous sixteen chapters. It also indicates the need for cultural recognition of varying relationship models without a presumption of the superiority or morality of monogamy. This chapter concludes that multiple sexual social scripts and multiple models of relationships should co-exist as equally viable and moral relationship types. Yet, this possibility is currently nullified by the hegemonic control monogamy maintains. Hopefully this research will help ameliorate this problem of monogamy.

Keywords: monogamy; dyadic dissonance theory; cheating; monogamy gap; relationships

Chapter.  1048 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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