Imagined communities: initiatives around LGBTQ ageing in Italy

@article{Ross2012ImaginedCI,
  title={Imagined communities: initiatives around LGBTQ ageing in Italy},
  author={Charlotte Ross},
  journal={Modern Italy},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={449 - 464}
}
LGBTQ ageing is an under-researched but vital issue, given the cultural invisibility of older LGBTQ individuals and Italy's ageing population. This article explores initiatives around LGBTQ ageing, considered in relation to the hypothesis that LGBTQ populations may develop effective strategies for ‘successful ageing’, by establishing queer cultural spaces and support networks. After a brief contextualisation of key issues the author focuses on a case study of a lesbian community in Bari which… 

Subcultural Spaces: LGBTQ Aging in a Swedish Context

TLDR
It is illustrated how old age can be a disadvantage for entering or participating in queer subcultures, especially when it comes to dating, but the results also point to how oldAge can be something adding to one’s social capital within these subcultural spaces.

The lives and experiences of lesbians over 60 in the UK

This thesis offers an insight into a section of the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender community that has been consistently under-represented in research. Based on data gathered from some 400

The Ageing of the Archives: Community, Conflict, and Queer Potential at the Lesbian Herstory Archives

The Lesbian Herstory Archives is the oldest and largest lesbian archives in the world. This dissertation project examines the role of this community archive in building, defining, redefining, and

Looking Ahead: Older Lesbians Talk About the Future

In this chapter of Older Lesbians Lives, Traies continues to trace the ways in which older lesbians’ identity careers are shaped by past experience, as she investigates their expectations and

Discursive power and resistance in the information world maps of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual community leaders

TLDR
This qualitative study captures the perspectives of an understudied population–LGBTQIA+ persons from the American South–about a critical topic–their health–and frames these perspectives and topics within an informational context.

“When someone sees me, I am nothing of the norm”: Examining the discursive role power plays in shaping LGBTQ+ health information practices

This paper examines how discursive power shapes LGBTQ+ community health information practices. Informed by analysis of 10 information world maps drawn by SC LGBTQ+ community leaders, our findings

Imagining Online Sexual Health Outreach: A Critical Investigation into AIDS Service Organizations Workers’ Notions of ‘Gay Community’

TLDR
It is argued that it is necessary to move online sexual health outreach beyond specifically focusing on the needs of white GBQ men by bringing a greater awareness to the continual exclusions which operate within GBQ “communities”.

Senior Cohousing In Cross-Cutting Research

Abstract This paper concerns the issues of senior cohousing with a particular emphasis on the residents’ gender. Senior cohousing is an alternative way of living for older people in the 21th century.

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 65 REFERENCES

Enhancing resilience: families and communities as agents for change.

TLDR
The model assumes that individuals, families, and communities are inherently competent and resilient, and that with appropriate support and encouragement, they can access individual and collective strengths that will allow them to transcend their loss.

The Old, the Ugly and the Queer : thinking old age in relation to queer theory

This article seeks to use queer theory as a social theory and a critical challenge to normalcy all together to theorise old age in gender studies. Additionally the article discusses some implications

a snapshot of precariousness: voices, perspectives, dialogues

This collectively written article aims to offer a bird's eye view of the Italian debates about precarity in employment and life, as captured in discussions among participants in a focus group held in

INTERGENERATIONAL CONTACT, ATTITUDES, AND STEREOTYPES OF ADOLESCENTS AND OLDER PEOPLE

Contradictory findings characterize the literature on the efficacy of intergenerational programs that bring children and older persons together for joint activities to promote more positive attitudes

In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives

Acknowledgments 1 Queer Temporality and Postmodern Geographies2 The Brandon Archive 3 Unlosing Brandon: Brandon Teena, Billy Tipton, and Transgender Biography 4 The Transgender Look 5 Technotopias:

A companion to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies

TABLE OF CONTENTS. Acknowledgments. Introduction, by Molly McGarry and George E. Haggerty. Part I. Queer Politics in the Time of War and Shopping or: Why Sex? Why Now?. 1. Sex, Secularism, and the

Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship

Preface to the Paperback EditionAcknowledgments1.The Monkey Cage and the Red Desoto2. Exiles from KinshipIs Straight to Gay as Family Is to No Family? Deck the HallsKinship and ProcreationFrom

Omosessuali moderni. Gay e lesbiche in Italia

This book shows how Italian public opinion about homosexuality is changing and how it is changing the behavior of gays and lesbians (from the "coming out" to the vindication of civil rights)

The Returns of "Cleopatra Jones"

  • J. Brody
  • Art
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1999
he 1990s: a revival of products and pop-cultural icons from the 1970s is in full swing in the United States; platform shoes adorn fly feet; rapper Ice Cube sports an Afro; former President Jimmy
...