An affective (re)balancing act? The liminal possibilities for heterosexual partners on MDMA

Anderson, Katie ORCID logoORCID:, Reavey, Paula and Boden, Zoë (2018) An affective (re)balancing act? The liminal possibilities for heterosexual partners on MDMA. In: Affective Inequalities in Intimate Relationships. Kolehmainen, Marjo and Juvonen, Tuula, eds. Routledge Research in Gender and Society . Routledge, pp. 19-33. ISBN 9781138092747, e-ISBN 9781315107318, pbk-ISBN 9780367473785. [Book Section] (doi:10.4324/9781315107318)

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Katie Anderson, Paula Reavey and Zoë Boden analyse interviews with couples in mixed-sex relationships, in which women (unlike men) are usually expected to perform emotional labour. The authors question the traditional approaches of drug studies by asking whether in some cases the joint use of MDMA (ecstasy) as a couple might actually enhance partners’ affective capacities. It may help to overcome affective inequalities that stem from discrepant expectations with regard to gendered emotional expressiveness.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Paperback published January 14, 2020 by Routledge
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 29709
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Affective Inequalities in Intimate Relationships on 29 June 2018, available online:
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Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 07:54
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 19:50

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