CASCA2022 panel CFP - Beyond Heterosexual Monogamy: Governing Ways of Relating
Abstract: This panel engages with ways of relating and how they are governed. In Canada, monogamous, heterosexual marriage was the only legal form of marriage for almost 140 years, but monogamy was not self-evident to many settlers, Indigenous communities, and immigrants to Canada. Instead, the ubiquity of monogamy was the outcome of considerable boundary work by policymakers, religious leaders, and the media. This panel examines ways of relating outside heterosexual monogamy, within and beyond Canada; from the systemic inequities faced by those practicing nonmonogamy, to the boundary work that some non-monogamists engage in to separate differing nonmonogamies from one another, such as polyamory and polygamy.
Those interested in presenting should contact Victoria Clowater - clowatev(a)mcmaster.ca
Department of Anthropology