Sasha Roseneil

is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Leeds and Professor II in the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at the University of Oslo. From 1997-2004, she was founding Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at Leeds, and she is one of the founding editors of the journal Feminist Theory. She is the author of a number of books, including Disarming Patriarchy (1995, Open University Press), and Common Women, Uncommon Practices: The Queer Feminisms of Greenham (2000, Cassell) and Sociability, Sexuality, Self: relationality and individualization.


Living and loving beyond the heteronorm

A queer analysis of personal relationships in the twenty-first century

The organization of personal life and “the family” has transformed significantly over the past thirty years. Sociologists must start to decentre the family and the heterosexual couple in our intellectual imaginations. Sasha Roseneil argues for casting a queer lens on intimacy and care, demanding that sociologists study those who are not part of conventional families or couples.

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