Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Måste en relation vara på bekostnad av en annan?: En sociologisk studie av polyamorösa relationer
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to explore and highlight alternative relationships in relation to the norm of monogamy. The perspective we have had with this study, is of a qualitative and investigative character. We have deeply interviewed four participants who are, or have been, in a polyamorous relationship. We have studied how the respondents see and handle their choices of life. We also wanted to know what kind of reactions they have faced from society. Another issue we have studied deeper is how the participants define jealousy and infidelity. We have anchored the discussion in different relation- and family-related theories to understand and problematize the norm of monogamy. What we come to understand is that the participants found different ways, to satisfy their desires and to fulfill their romantic needs. There have been differences in their desires and needs met in the relationship and we wanted to study how their delimitations seems to vary. Two of our participants have embraced both their romantic and lustful feelings for others and has had a very liberal approach to relationships. The other two participants has only accepted sexual contacts with other people, no feelings involved, and they needed to have an arrangement about this with their partner. Our participants have not experienced any major reactions from the society. However, we have been able to see that they have used various strategies to avoid stigmatization. We could also see that jealousy is often associated with a feeling of ownership.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
norm of monogamy, relations, monogamy, polyamory, swingers, jealousy, infidelity, norm of monogamy, relations, monogamy, polyamory, swingers, jealousy, infidelity
Keyword [sv]
tvåsamhetsnorm, relationer, monogami, polyamori, swingers, svartsjuka, otrohet
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29233OAI: diva2:895877
Subject / course
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-01-20 Created: 2016-01-19 Last updated: 2016-01-20Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(697 kB)69 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 697 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 69 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 197 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link