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Research Center PoliTeSse
Politics and Theories of Sexuality

Department of Human Sciences
University of Verona
dr. Lorenzo Bernini, email

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2 March 2018

Anarcha-feminism and the ontology of the transindividual
Aula Riunioni - Palazzo Zorzi (second floor)
Lungadige Porta Vittoria 17 Verona


In the last few years, it has become a commonplace to state that domination takes place through a multiplicity of axes, where gender, class, race, and sexuality intersect with one another. While a lot of insightful empirical work is being done under the heading of intersectionality, it is very rarely linked to the anarchist tradition that preceded it.

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6 December 2017

Gender, sexuality, chronicity: The experience of chronic illness in biographical narratives
Aula Riunioni - Palazzo Zorzi (second floor)
Lungadige Porta Vittoria 17 Verona

This seminar critically engages with disability studies, queer theory, and the sociology of health and illness by presenting two case studies on the experience of chronic illness in its relationship with embodied sexual and gendered subjectivities. The experience of chronicity holds a liminal space within the study of health, illness narratives and biographical trajectories, as well of gender and |... ->

1 December 2017

Queer theories: An Introduction
Libreria Libre!
Via Scrimiari 51/B

What are queer theories? How do they conceive of sexuality? How many sexes do they theorize? What is their relation with so-called "gender ideology"?
Lorenzo Bernini's book "Le teorie queer. Un'introduzione" (Mimesis, Milano-Udine 2017) introduces an unsettling field of critical theory, as it is discussed, not without heated debates and conflicts, within social movements, univers|... ->

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