INTIMATE - Citizenship, Care and Choice: The Micropolitics of Intimacy in Southern Europe
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INTIMATE is funded for 5 years.

Starting date: March 2014


Year 1 - Theoretical consolidation and methodological training of the research team, with a detailed focus on each of the strands and participating countries, as well as on socio-legal, gender and narrative studies.


Year 2 - Strand 1 on The Micropolitics of Partnering

Case studies:

  • Lesbian coupledom across time and space
  • ‘It takes more than 2 to tango’: same-sex polyamory as a new form of conjugality


Year 3 - Strand 2 on The Micropolitics of Parenting

Case studies:

  • Queering reproduction: assisted conception
  • Queering reproduction: surrogacy
  • What’s in a name? The politics of naming a child


Year 4 - Strand 3 on The Micropolitics of Friendship

Case Studies:

  • ‘We are family’: friendship and care in transgendered intimate biographies
  • Roommates are doing it for themselves? Living with friends in adult life 


Year 5 - Integrative analysis and final results

Dissemination and publications, including the final International Conference.