This paper investigates how lesbian spaces in Milan are created, inhabited and reproduced in order to explore the existing ways of being lesbians, here and now. I reflect on how scholars can un/intentionally reinforce or challenge the dominant viewpoints of understanding difference. I use the concept of co-formations, a non-linear approach to intersectionality, that focuses on the relationality of difference and takes space and time into account. I argue that what is excluded from space is also excluded from the identities shaped by the same space. To conclude, I reflect upon the responsibilities and the possibilities presented by taking a critical and racialized White positionality seriously.

Nessi, C. (2021). Seeing the untold, speaking the invisible: lesbian co-formations in Milan. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE, 112(2), 135-149 [10.1111/tesg.12410].

Seeing the untold, speaking the invisible: lesbian co-formations in Milan

Nessi, Cecilia
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2021

Abstract

This paper investigates how lesbian spaces in Milan are created, inhabited and reproduced in order to explore the existing ways of being lesbians, here and now. I reflect on how scholars can un/intentionally reinforce or challenge the dominant viewpoints of understanding difference. I use the concept of co-formations, a non-linear approach to intersectionality, that focuses on the relationality of difference and takes space and time into account. I argue that what is excluded from space is also excluded from the identities shaped by the same space. To conclude, I reflect upon the responsibilities and the possibilities presented by taking a critical and racialized White positionality seriously.
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Co-formations; lesbian; Milan; urban encounters; Whiteness;
English
13-apr-2020
2021
112
2
135
149
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Nessi, C. (2021). Seeing the untold, speaking the invisible: lesbian co-formations in Milan. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE, 112(2), 135-149 [10.1111/tesg.12410].
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