Discursive constructions of polyamory in mono-normative media culture

Ani Ritchie

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In previous publications (Ritchie & Barker, 2006; Barker & Ritchie, 2007) I have argued that the ‘sexual story’ (Plummer, 1995) of polyamory is having its ‘time’ to be told. In 2006, for example, the word ‘polyamory’ entered the Oxford English dictionary, documenting its increasing cultural presence. Polyamory also has a developing media presence and in this chapter I explore the emergence of the ‘story’ of polyamory being told in the British press,1 arguing that a specific and particular narrative of polyamory is being told (and retold).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding non-monogamies
EditorsM. Barker, D. Langdridge
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780203869802
ISBN (Print)9780415652964
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2012


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