INTIMATE - Citizenship, Care and Choice: The Micropolitics of Intimacy in Southern Europe

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INTIMATE - Citizenship, Care and Choice: The Micropolitics of Intimacy in Southern Europe
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Changes in personal life in recent decades illustrate significant socio-cultural transformations. However, the focus of mainstream sociological literature has been the heterosexual, monogamous and reproductive couple, with little research exploring non-conventional intimacy in Southern Europe. INTIMATE’s main aim is to contribute to legal, policy and cultural innovation through the findings of a comparative, empirically-grounded, research project designed to rethink citizenship, care and choice from the point of view of non-standard intimacies (Berlant and Warner, 2000) in three contrasting Southern European countries: Italy, Portugal and Spain. Guided by the fundamental sociological question of how change takes place and, concomitantly, how law and social policy adjust to and/or shape the practices and expectations of individuals concerning personal life, this research will address intimacy from the perspective of those on the margins of social, legal and policy concerns in Southern Europe – lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people. INTIMATE is based on 3 strands – Strand 1: the micropolitics of partnering; Strand 2: the micropolitics of parenting; and Strand 3: the micropolitics of friendship. The notion of micropolitics enables a double focus on everyday practices and expectations (biographic dimension) within the wider contextual framework of law and social policy (socio-legal dimension). This qualitative research involves conducting 6 cross-national qualitative studies across the strands of partnering, parenting and friendship in each of the chosen countries. The topics covered are lesbian coupledom, polyamorous relationships, assisted conception and surrogacy, naming a child, transgender and care, and living with friends in adult life. Expected results include a range of both international and national publications targeting academia and beyond, thematic conferences and participatory workshops, policy briefs, media briefs and an interactive website.
Intimate citizenship, Family, Sexuality, Social policies, Southern Europe, LGBT


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Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)TypeAccess
12018Biocriminality and the borders of public orderPérez Navarro, Pablo bookPartopenAccess
22017Des-fazendo Raça: a auto-definição racial em Rachel DolezalSantos, Ana Lúcia articleopenAccess
32018Discursos legais em torno de mulheres sodomitas portuguesas na Idade ModernaSantos, Ana Lúcia articleopenAccess
42019Entre corpos: coabitação radical e produção do espaço queerPérez Navarro, Pablo articleopenAccess
52018Géneros, sexualidades y biopolíticas del orden públicoPérez Navarro, Pablo bookPartopenAccess
62022INTIMATE and Beyond: LGBTQI+ 2014-2022Santos, Ana Cristina ; Santos, Ana Lúcia ; Gusmano, Beatrice ; Silva, Luciana Moreira ; Esteves, Mafalda ; Pérez Navarro, Pablo ; Motterle, Tatiana bookopenAccess
71-Mar-2023Intimate Lovers, Legal Strangers - The Politics of Dissident Relationality in PortugalSantos, Ana Cristina ; Santos, Ana Lúcia articleopenAccess
82018Márgenes de la ley: epifenómenos de violencia biopolíticaPérez Navarro, Pablo articleopenAccess
92017O nome que não ousa dizer da intimidade: um estudo exploratório sobre nomeaçãoSantos, Ana Lúcia ; Santos, Ana Cristina articleopenAccess
1021-Oct-2019Polyamories in Southern Europe: Critical Perspectives – an IntroductionSantos, Ana Cristina ; Gusmano, Beatrice ; Pérez Navarro, Pablo articleembargoedAccess
112021Recolocando a autodeterminação na equação? Uma análise da ação coletiva feminista na Europa do SulSantos, Ana Cristina ; Pieri, Mara articleopenAccess
122018Trans* policy, politics and research: The UK and PortugalHines, Sally ; Santos, Ana Cristina articleembargoedAccess
132016“Where Is My Tribe”? Queer Activism in the Occupy MovementsPérez Navarro, Pablo articleopenAccess