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The Theory of Love: Ideals, Limits, Futures


Laurie, T and Stark, H, The Theory of Love: Ideals, Limits, Futures, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, pp. 91. ISBN 9783030715557 (2021) [Authored Research Book]

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The Theory of Love: Ideals, Limits, Futures explores stories about love that recuperate a vision of intimate life as a resource for creating bonds beyond heterosexual coupledom. This book offers a variety of ethical frames through which to understand changing definitions of love, intimacy, and interdependency in the context of struggles for marriage equality and the increasing recognition of post-nuclear forms of kinship and care. It commits to these post-nuclear arrangements, while pushing beyond the false choice between a politics of collective action and the celebration of deeply personal and incommunicable pleasures. In exploring the vicissitudes of love across contemporary philosophy, politics, film, new media, and literature, The Theory of Love: Ideals, Limits, Futures develops an original post-sentimental concept of love as a way to explain emergent intimacies and affiliations beyond the binary couple.

This book will appeal to academics and postgraduate students across the humanities and social sciences, as well as being a teachable resource for undergraduate students. It will appeal to a wide range of academics and students in literary and film studies, philosophy, gender and sexuality studies, and critical and cultural studies.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:love, queer theory, feminist theory, gender, sexuality
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Literary studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Stark, H (Associate Professor Hannah Stark)
ID Code:143208
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:English
Deposited On:2021-03-05
Last Modified:2021-07-15

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