The Tenacity of the Couple-Norm: Intimate Citizenship Regimes in a Changing Europe (Paperback)

The Tenacity of the Couple-Norm: Intimate Citizenship Regimes in a Changing Europe By Sasha Roseneil, Isabel Crowhurst, Tone Hellesund, Ana Cristina Santos, Mariya Stoilava Cover Image

The Tenacity of the Couple-Norm: Intimate Citizenship Regimes in a Changing Europe (Paperback)

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Despite changes and challenges, coupledom has long been constructed as the normal, natural, and superior way of being an adult. The Tenacity of the Couple-Norm offers an anatomical dissection of the concept—an analysis of its structure, organization, and internal workings. It explores how the couple-norm is lived and experienced, how it has evolved and mutated, and how it varies among places and social groups. In doing so, the book provides an analysis of changing intimate citizenship regimes in Europe and makes a major intervention in understandings of the contemporary condition of personal life.
 
The Tenacity of the Couple-Norm makes an important contribution to literature on citizenship, intimacy, family life, and social change in sociology, social policy, socio-legal studies, gender/sexuality/queer studies, and psychosocial studies.
 
Sasha Roseneil is professor of interdisciplinary social science in the Institute of Advanced Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, UCL.

Isabel Crowhurst is a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Essex.

Tone Hellesund is a professor of cultural studies at University of Bergen, Norway.

Ana Cristina Santos is a senior researcher at University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Mariya Stoilova holds a postdoctoral research position at the London School of Economics.
Product Details ISBN: 9781787358904
ISBN-10: 1787358909
Publisher: UCL Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 2021
Pages: 306
"Innovative …accessible. . . . potential to inform policy-making. . . . will undoubtedly contribute to future scholarship"
— European Journal of Women’s Studies

"An invaluable work."
— London School of Economics (LSE) Blog

"In an important new book, The Tenacity of the Couple-Norm. . . .  Sasha Roseneil, Isabel Crowhurst, Tone Hellesund, Ana Cristina Santos, and Mariya Stoilova studied laws and policies relevant to coupling in each nation, and how they changed over time. They also looked at the role of social movements in effecting social change. They interviewed, at length, 67 people who were not living a conventionally coupled life, all from the capital cities of the four countries."
— Bella de Paula