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Subjetividades lesbianas en los espacios no inscritos de la identidad
Aisthesis , 2011, DOI: 10.4067/S0718-71812011000200008
Abstract: in this essay, lesbian identity is analyzed within a cultural context which has made of lesbianism a synonym of the unnameable and inintelligible, thus inscribing a blank space and eliminating the possibility of a counter-discourse. the cultural invisibility of lesbianism has been incremented by the primacy of private space and the limited access to cultural production, two facts that have cancelled the creation of a specific genealogy and sub-culture. the novels here discussed inscribe within that blank space, an imaginary of lesbian sexuality in a discourse that traces a silenced identity. both in en breve cárcel (1981) by sylvia molloy and el cielo dividido (1996) by reina roffé, erotic experiences are the bridge to a reflexion on lesbian identity while in tu nombre escrito en el agua (1996) by irene gonzález frei, desire and identity are intertwined in a reciprocal relation that cancels the paradigms of phalogocentrism.
Lesbianas. Discursos y representaciones.  [PDF]
Raquel Platero (Coord.). Rese?a de Nuria Gregori Flor.
AIBR : Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana , 2009,
Abstract: Para poder leer el libro Lesbianas. Discursos y Representaciones, primero tuve que encontrarlo. Y no me estoy refiriendo a dificultades para adquirirlo dentro del mercado editorial. El ejemplar que disponía formaba parte del equipaje que me acompa aba a pasar unos días de descanso estival en la monta a con mis padres, tías/os, primos/as y abuelas. Era el contexto perfecto para reencontrarme con voces conocidas y admiradas; un ba o de memoria, orgullo y “empoderamiento” para días de sol y tranquilidad.
Seeking asylum in the UK: lesbian perspectives
Claire Bennett,Felicity Thomas
Forced Migration Review , 2013,
Abstract: Many aspects of the UK asylum process can be confusing,disempowering and traumatic for lesbian asylum seekers. Recentresearch examines the impacts of this process on their experiences,their identity and their well-being.
Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review , 2007,
Abstract: In 2001 I was asked to step out of my comfort zone as an academic to co-curate and research an exhibition about lesbian and gay lives at a regional museum in western Sydney. The exhibition drew on the experiences, geo-cultural images and voices of individual and community members, lives that usually remain invisible to those who live where the pink dollar is actively sought, and where it’s chic and relatively safe to be ‘gay’. As an academic it opened up opportunities to develop new ways of communicating information and stories in a non-traditional form, one which lent itself to working across several communities and disciplines. The result was a coming together of various communities – lesbian, gay and straight – into unusual but generally positive relationships that instilled many people with a sense of pride and well-being.
Dwi Nurmala Choirul Anam Hadi Suyono
Abstract: Abstrak Penelitian ini dilakukan untuk mengetahui latar belakang terjadinya perempuan lesbian (butchy), dan konflik apa yang dialami perempuan lesbian. Lokasi penelitian dilakukan di Yogyakarta. Metode penelitian yang di gunakan adalah metode kualitatif dengan menggunakan wawancara in-depth interview dan observasi partisipan. Subyek penelitian terdiri dari empat orang perempuan lesbian (butchy). Cara pengambilan sampel subyek penelitian adalah dengan menggunakan purposive sampling (kasus). Analisis data yang di gunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah metode deskriptif kualitatif. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan faktor pola asuh keluarga, lingkungan sosial kultural, faktor bio fisik, traumatis dan faktor psikologis mempengaruhi penyebab terjadinya perempuan lesbian (butchy). Kata kunci : lesbian, konflik
Same-Sex Marriages inside the Closet: Deconstruction of Subjects of Gay and Lesbian Discourses in Russia
Alexander Kondakov
O?ati Socio-Legal Series , 2011,
Abstract: This work aims to analyse LGBT discourse in Russia conducted by human rights non-governmental organisations concerned with the protection of gay and lesbian rights in the country. The main emphasis is given to deconstruction of subjectivities of the discourse with tools of Foucaultian and critical discourse-analyses. One of the most evident examples is provided in the last section of the work. It is concerned with strategies employed by the organisations under research to guarantee marriage opportunities to homosexuals in Russia. It was also important for the purposes of the research to uncover the meanings of discursive practices employed by the officials in their discussion of gay and lesbian issues. In this regard, a brief analysis of relevant legal norms and public policies is included in the work. The attitude of state power towards LGBT problems is described in the terms of environment where the human rights organisations have to perform their activities. The role of state power turns out to be important in organising and correcting the strategies of the organisations so long as the strategies are influenced by governmentality of the discourses. It results into a situation where the non-governmental organisations are to some extent governed through workings of political discourses where the power of the authorities sets the scene.
Lesbisch leben in Israel Lesbian life in Israel  [cached]
Elisabeth Malleier
querelles-net , 2005,
Abstract: Der vorliegende Band pr sentiert vielf ltige Beitr ge zu lesbischem Leben in Israel im Kontext verschiedener politischer, ideologischer und sozialer Systeme und vor dem Hintergrund unterschiedlicher biographischer Erfahrungen. The volume at hand presents a range of articles on lesbian life in Israel from the context of differing political, ideological, and social systems and against the background of diverse biographical experiences.
Commercialization of Lesbian Identities in Showtime’s The L-wor  [cached]
Martina Ladendorf
Culture Unbound : Journal of Current Cultural Research , 2010,
Abstract: The article discusses recent developments in media culture through one case study: The L-word, the first television series narratively centered around lesbian and bisexual characters. The business discourse surrounding the series’ production is examined together with the televised text itself and the merchandize connected to The L-word brand. The main research question is why lesbians, a target group previously deemed uninteresting by advertisers and international media conglo-merates, have suddenly become demographically desirable. Media producers show increasing interest in the active audience, and encourage fans’ own creativity, for example through social web 2.0 media productions and events, and intermedia storytelling. This is made possible through the televised text’s discursive re-positioning of lesbian identities. The article argues that lesbian identity is a social construction and that it can be seen as an empty or floating signifier, which is filled with new meanings. It also analyzes the immersive online communities and various other merchandize connected to the series as an aspect of thingification, a process were the media is increasingly occupied with things and brands rather than stories and representations. The result is the branded lesbian, or the lesbian brand, which can be seen as an appropriation of lesbian identities.
Internet filtering and the adolescent gay/lesbian patron
Holt, David Brian
Library Student Journal , 2006,
Abstract: With the recent passage of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), and its constitutionality subsequently affirmed by the Supreme Court, libraries are faced with challenges presented by Internet filtering, and the obstacles to access it poses for disadvantaged patron groups. This paper discusses the ramifications of Internet filtering at public libraries on sexual minority youth and how this may translate into a negative health impact on this community and a restriction on intellectual freedom. Topics discussed include filtering technology, the risks it presents to equitable access, the disproportionate effect on the gay/lesbian community, and how filtering impairs the creation of online communities for this minority group.
Bridging Gaps, Making a Struggle: The history of Filipina Lesbian Struggle in the Philippines
Roselle V. Pineda
Kasarinlan : Philippine Journal of Third World Studies , 2001,
Abstract: The author attempts to recover the lost history of the two-decade old lesbian struggle in the Philippines, to mark it in the larger historical map, and to explain its location within the various socio-political arenas. The problem is lesbian invisibility.Enforced heterosexuality, an institution imposed by the patriarchy, and violence committed against lesbians have forced them to keep their struggle invisible. Even with lesbian voices in the women's movement and the national democratic movement, the lesbian issue is not widely discussed. Women's issues are discussed along the lines of heterosexual concerns in relation to socio-economic conditions with lesbian concerns only peripheral. While feminism poses itself as a women oriented cause, it imposes certa.in heterosexual pattems that relegate lesbians to a dark corner. Lesbians also find themselves the humorless counterparts of the usually flamboyant male homosexual. In 1992, the movement achieved a breakthrough with the formation of the The Lesbian Collective (TLC) in Manila and its participation in the Women,'s March. Breakthroughs followed in Baguio and Davao, and the idea that lesbians can bond together to form a comprehensive collective nationwide slowly took shape. In 1996, the First National Lesbian Rights Conference (FNLRC) was held. Now less invisible, the lesbian movement appears to be moving at a slow pace because the more active and outspoken bourgeosie leadership has very little or few inclination for grassroots organizing. Until it creates a mass base, the lesbian struggle will not transform into a movement.
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