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Paper info: 'Clandestine Relationships'- What happens when there are restrictions on the choice of partners?

Title


'Clandestine Relationships'- What happens when there are restrictions on the choice of partners?

Authors


Anna Bengtson
Uppsala University
Sweden
Anna Bengtson and Susanne Aberg

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 25th IMP-conference in Marseille, France in 2009.

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Abstract


The aim of this paper is to initiate a study regarding the existence of relationships in contexts where relationships can be considered unwanted, or perhaps even illegal. Using IMP literature asa theoretical underpinning, the relationship concept (and its advantages and disadvantages) is presented. Furthermore, a number of contexts where relationships are traditionally seen as non-existent are presented. The results indicate that relationships do emerge even in these contexts, and that different types of relationships exist in different contexts, rather than a certain context fostering a certain kind of relationship.