The Global State of Monogamy
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 6:00pm
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 5th for advance reading material and Zoom link.Speaker: Evelyn Rosengren-Hovee, UNC Global StudiesRespondent: Jacqueline Allain, Duke HistoryDo monogamy and non-monogamy operate as markers of national identity? Drawing on consensual non-monogamy and polygamy case studies in the United States, Rosengren-Hovee argues monogamy has been a hidden but powerful marker of national identity within the United States as distinct from polygyny practiced in the Global South. Such a distinction translates as continued self-promotion and presumed superiority of whiteness and wealth. This talk explores global implications of family formation and anti-polygyny statements set in global forums such as the United Nations.