Abstract

In Greece same-sex desiring women are largely not ‘visible’. Their participation in the so-called ‘lesbian scene’ is relatively limited and the majority of them are quite reluctant to adopt the term ‘lesbian’ for their self-identification. The reason lies in the fact that, although recent global and economic forces enabled the diffusion of ‘global’ identities and the transformation of intimacy beyond the ‘homo/hetero’ divide, the way such changes are accepted, negated and negotiated in each society is intrinsically related to prevalent discourses on gender and sexuality. This paper discusses how same-sex relationships among women relate to, negotiate and subvert prevalent definitions of gender and sexuality.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2523-9465
Print ISSN
1016-3476
Pages
pp. 213-240
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-11
Open Access
No
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