Category Archives: literature review

An Overview of Poly in the Popular Media; and, A Gift of Sources

I’ve been a busy little bee, lately, drafting Chapter 2. In two full weeks of crazy, hermetic work (where I holed myself up in my office with my lovely books and sometimes forgot to eat, forgot what day of the … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

In thinking more about how poly lives, ideas, and actions need to be more explicitly political, in order to address the inequities, gaps, tragedies, and hierarchies in areas of human life other than in just sexuality, I offer up this … Continue reading

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Jonathan Alexander

I’m really excited. Jonathan Alexander, the person who has most vocally supported the discussion of queer issues within the field of rhetoric and writing (my field) is coming to my campus in April, to give some talks about issues relating … Continue reading

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Polynormativity

Today I read an excellent post by my favorite sexuality blogger quizzicalpussy. She wrote about the brand-spanking new concept of “polynormativity” (apparently coined so recently that the ink hasn’t yet dried): the idea that poly people are “supposed to have” hierarchies … Continue reading

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Reaching Out; Wanting More (A Swirl of Ideas Today)

Lately, a lot of terrific people have been reaching out to me. Activists, friends, potential collaborators, other academics. A few weeks ago, a woman doing her masters degree in Quebec/Canada emailed me, telling me about her thesis work in french … Continue reading

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A wonderful wonderful wonderful book!!!

Maybe it’s because I just got done writing my prospectus (a long, formal dissertation proposal), or maybe it’s just because I’m running low on energy this week…but I can’t write much now, even though I really want to. However, I … Continue reading

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A Terrible Book

(Disclaimer #1: Lately, I’ve been reading, and thoroughly enjoying, academic articles and books; so maybe what I have to say here is unfairly tainted by my current love–and greater familiarity–of all things scholarly. So please consider this review while bearing … Continue reading

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