Me, you…them: alternative conjugalities in the 21st Century

Leading researcher: Maria Silvério
Research group: Circulation and Place-Making
Type of project: Doctoral research
Status: Ongoing
Keywords: Monogamy | Swinging | Open relationship | Polyamory | Free love


Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: FCT
Reference: SFRH/BD/95127/2013
Starting date: 01-02-14

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Abstract

The aim of this research is to study the changes in the socio-cultural values that guide the ideal of conjugality, sexuality, love and gender relations in the so called western societies. The focus is the contemporary Luso-Brazilian context. The analysis is based on experiences and discourses of predominantly heterosexual Portuguese and Brazilians couples who experience non-monogamous relationships such as swinging, open relationship, polyamory and free love. These conjugal models confront monogamy, the only Christian marriage value still solid, as opposed to indissolubility and heterosexuality. For that reason, swinging, open relationship, polyamory and free love are considered contemporary alternative conjugalities in this research. It seeks to understand the reasons to get involved in these kind of relationships, the main differences and similarities between monogamous and non-monogamous conjugalities, how these couples characterize gender and sexual identities, femininity and masculinity. It is a pioneer research in Portugal’s social science and still little explored in Brazil.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub139*Miguel Vale de AlmeidaSupervisorproj114*Me, you...them: alternative conjugalities in the 21st CenturyDoctoral researchOngoing
pub427*Maria SilvérioResearch scholarproj114*Me, you...them: alternative conjugalities in the 21st CenturyDoctoral researchOngoing
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