Brooklyn Book Festival: Marriage and Monogamy

Dan Savage, Christopher Ryan, Eric Klinenberg, and Kate Bolick

Sunday 23 September, 2012
5pm, $0

St. Francis McArdle
180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY

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With marriage equality on everyone’s lips, it still seems valid to ask the question, “Why marriage?” and “Why monogamy?” Our authors weigh monogamy, marriage, its alternatives, and what it all means for how we live today. Syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage (The Commitment) has advocated “monogam-ish” relationships; anthropologist Christopher Ryan, Ph.D. (Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality), argues that monogamy isn't inherent to humans; Kristin Davis (The Manhattan Madam’s Guide to Sex), aka “The Manhattan Madam,” will provide her insights into the tangled web of sex and commitment; and Eric Klinenberg () examine what these changing attitudes look like at a societal level. Moderated by Kate Bolick.
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