Against the Grain

Intimacy Against Alienation

Is a romantic partner a replacement for the community that people used to rely on to meet their material and emotional needs? Mitch Monsour thinks so; he points to the competitive and individualistic nature of our society, the way economic rationality gets enacted in the romantic arena, and the structural obstacles to real intimacy.

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  • Kevin Devine

    I found this issue and what the author talked about on the show very helpful. I have been hurt badly by partners and this was at it’s core. I wish I knew that this is a cultural phenomenon and not a moral failing of my individual partners in the past, my heart would have not had to suffer so much as it did perhaps! Thanks for a great topic!
    Kevin

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