Relationships, Psychology and Politics
psychology of sexuality and relationships hasn't been
one of my primary academic interests. However, the intricacies of
relationship alternatives, liberating intimacy, and the broad space
between categories of "friends" and "lovers" have always been relevant
to my underlying project of challenging common assumptions about
ourselves and our society. This theme runs throughout my work in both critical
psychology and anarchism,
particularly as related to the role of family and community, competing
perspectives on human nature, and the difficulty of trying to change
both society and ourselves at the same time (addressed recently in an
article on anarchism and psychology).
of the issues that interest me related to sex-positive polyamory and
relationship anarchy are listed in my outline for a 2013 discussion
session on Polyamory Psychology and Politics.
Articles, Essays, Presentations
2015. Parallels, Intersections, and Clashes: Journeys through the Fringes.
Conference on Psycho-politics: The Cross-Sections of Science and
Ideology in the History of Psy-sciences, Budapest, Hungary. [describes
three groups related to sexuality, relationship alternatives, and
2013. Polyamory Psychology and Politics.
Discussion, Atlanta Polyamory Weekend.
2011. Anarchism and Psychology.
Theory in Action. [YouTube video of conference presentation,
in two parts: 1 - 2]
2001. From A Married
Anarchism #31, 57-60. An early attempt to think about marriage and
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