Odd Couples: Friendships at the Intersection of Gender and by Anna Muraco

By Anna Muraco

Odd Couples examines friendships among homosexual males and directly ladies, and likewise among lesbians and immediately males, and exhibits how those "intersectional" friendships function a barometer for transferring social norms, quite relating to gender and sexual orientation. in response to writer Anna Muraco's interviews, the paintings demanding situations frequent assumptions: that women and men are essentially varied and that women and men can basically forge major bonds inside romantic relationships. Intersectional friendships problem various social norms, Muraco says, together with the restricted roles that women and men are anticipated to play in a single another's lives. each one bankruptcy makes use of those boundary-crossing relationships to focus on how key social constructs reminiscent of kinfolk, politics, gender, and sexuality form daily interactions. Friendship itself—whether intersectional or not—becomes the guts of the research, taking its position as a huge impact at the social habit of adults.

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