Event

Living with and against the couple norm

Intimate Citizenship Regimes in a Changing Europe

  • Wed 2 Dec 20

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Online

    Zoom

  • Event speaker

    Dr Isabel Crowhurst and Professor Sasha Roseneil

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    CISC

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Roisin Ryan-Flood

Join the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship with Dr Isabel Crowhurst and Professor Sasha Roseneil (UCL) for an insightful webinar on living with and against the couple norm.

Dr Isabel Crowhurst is Senior Lecturer in  the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. Sasha Roseneil is Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science in the Institute of Advanced Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences at University College London

Abstract

The construction of coupledom as the normal, natural and superior way of being an adult is pervasive and ubiquitous: to be outside the couple-form is to be outside, or at least at the margins of, society.

Drawing on our recently published book The Tenacity of the Couple Norm. Intimate Citizenship Regimes in a Changing Europe (Roseneil, Crowhurst, Hellesund, Santos and Stoilova, 2020), and focussing specifically on interviews with people in London, in this webinar we present vivid examples of the couple norm in action and of how it is experienced by people whose intimate lives are ostensibly ‘unconventional’.

This webinar is part of an open webinar series, hosted by CISC.  

To discover more please visit the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship and follow the Centre on Twitter.

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