Multiple Love as Affect

An Element of Subversion in Neoliberal Society?

  • Karin Riedl Institut für Ethnologie der LMU München
Keywords: non-monogamy, love and sexuality, relational ontology, neoliberalism

Abstract

This article investigates the role of affect in non-monogamous relationships and in associated concepts of love and sexuality. Based on interview material generated in an empirical scene study, it pursues the question to what extent the models in question, which resort to poststructural concepts such as affect, network, synergy, intensity and processuality, reproduce or disrupt neoliberal mechanisms and assumptions about subject and society.

Author Biography

Karin Riedl, Institut für Ethnologie der LMU München

Karin Riedl ist Doktorandin und Lehrbeauftragte am Institut für Ethnologie der LMU München; Stipendiatin der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes / postgraduate and associate lecturer at LMU Munich; stipendiary of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation).

Published
2018-05-01
How to Cite
Riedl, Karin. 2018. “Multiple Love As Affect: An Element of Subversion in Neoliberal Society?”. TSANTSA – Journal of the Swiss Anthropological Association 23 (May):73-81. https://doi.org/10.36950/tsantsa.2018.18.7293.