About the working group

The modern state has long sought to regulate domestic arrangements, from criminalizing miscegenation and polygamy, to assessing whether the privileges of citizenship should be extended through marriage. This seminar will engage with scholarly as well as creative work that disrupts this longstanding linkage of (heterosexual) marriage and the social contract whether by theorizing the social contract differently, or by attending to alternative modes of personal and communal association (both contemporary and historical).