Intimate Inequalities: Millennials' Romantic Relationships in Contemporary Times (Hardcover)

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When it comes to the topic of romantic and sexual intimacy, social observers are often quick to throw criticisms at millennials. However, we know little about millennials’ own hopes, fears, struggles, and triumphs in their relationships from the perspectives of millennials themselves. Intimate Inequalities uses millennials’ own stories to explore how they navigate gender, race, social class, sexuality, and age identities and expectations in their relationships. Situating millennials’ lives within contemporary social and cultural conditions in the United States, Intimate Inequalities takes an intersectional approach to examining how millennials challenge—or rather, uphold—social inequalities in their lives as they come into their own as full adults. Intimate Inequalities provides an in-depth look into the intimate lives of one group of millennials living in the United States, demystifying what actually goes on behind closed doors, and arguing that millennials’ private lives can reveal much about their ability to navigate inequalities in their lives more broadly.
 

About the Author


CRISTEN DALESSANDRO is a sociologist and postdoctoral fellow in Family Planning at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Praise For…


“Dalessandro gives us a rich glimpse into the stories Millennials tell about themselves, their intimate partners and the world as they navigate an emerging adulthood of economic precarity and social stagnation. This powerful generational portrait will surprise and move you.”
— Jennifer Lundquist

"Intimate Inequalities provides a fascinating view into the romantic and sexual lives of sixty Millennials. Dalessandro centers gender, age, race, and social class in turn, showing how each dimension is crosscut by others. This intersectional approach generates novel insights into the inequalities that pattern Millennial sex lives. This book will be appreciated by scholars and students of gender, family, sexuality, and the transition to adulthood."
— Elizabeth Armstrong

“Dalessandro gives us a rich glimpse into the stories Millennials tell about themselves, their intimate partners and the world as they navigate an emerging adulthood of economic precarity and social stagnation. This powerful generational portrait will surprise and move you.”
— Jennifer Lundquist

"Intimate Inequalities provides a fascinating view into the romantic and sexual lives of sixty Millennials. Dalessandro centers gender, age, race, and social class in turn, showing how each dimension is crosscut by others. This intersectional approach generates novel insights into the inequalities that pattern Millennial sex lives. This book will be appreciated by scholars and students of gender, family, sexuality, and the transition to adulthood."
— Elizabeth Armstrong


Product Details
ISBN: 9781978823907
ISBN-10: 1978823908
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: July 16th, 2021
Pages: 196
Language: English