Just the Two of Us? Affective inequalities in intimate relationships

Our Academy of Finland funded multi- and transdisciplinary gender studies project Just the Two of Us? Affective inequalities in intimate relationships (project 287983) seeks to theorize the arrangements of gender and sexuality in novel ways as well as to develop new methodological approaches for studying affect. Inequality has been mainly viewed as if it were located outside of or in between different types of intimate relationships, yet our project aspires to open up a new research field by focusing on affective inequalities within heterosexual and queer relationships.

In our project we, firstly, develop methodologies that provide better access to affect as an embodied experience and, secondly, produce knowledge on the ways in which intersecting inequalities are increasingly mediated affectively. Thirdly, the project at hand will refine the concept of heterosexual dynamics into a theoretical and methodological tool.

Contact: affective.inequalities(a)uta.fi

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