Ricevimento

La prof.ssa Bertone riceve in entrambe le sedi del Dipartimento, ad Alessandria presso il suo ufficio e ad Asti presso la sede del Corso di Laurea in Servizio Sociale, su appuntamento mail (scrivendo a chiara.bertone@uniupo.it)

A. A. 2011 / 2012
Annuale
SSD: SPS/08
CFU: 9
Ore: 60
Dipartimento: Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza e Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali
A. A. 2012 / 2013
Primo Semestre
SSD: SPS/08
CFU: 9
Ore: 60
Dipartimento: Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza e Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali
A. A. 2013 / 2014
Primo Semestre
SSD: SPS/08
CFU: 9
Ore: 60
Dipartimento: Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza e Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali
A. A. 2014 / 2015
Primo Semestre
SSD: SPS/08
CFU: 9
Ore: 60
Dipartimento: Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza e Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali
A. A. 2015 / 2016
Primo Semestre
SSD: SPS/08
CFU: 9
Ore: 60
Dipartimento: Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza e Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali
Secondo Semestre
SSD: SPS/08
CFU: 9
Ore: 60
Dipartimento: Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza e Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali
A. A. 2016 / 2017
Primo Semestre
SSD: SPS/08
CFU: 9
Ore: 60
Dipartimento: Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza e Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali
SSD: SPS/08
CFU: 9
Ore: 60
Dipartimento: Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza e Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali

Pubblicazioni

Ricerca

Queerying families of origin. The research aims to explore how families of origin of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) people are involved in negotiating meanings and experiences of sexuality and intimacy, an underexplored dimension of queer family life. Delving into the perspectives of families of origin and showing the complexity and heterogeneity of the ways people with their different gender and sexual identities "do" families across generations, it contributes to querying the very distinction between families of origin and families of choice, and questions the (hetero)normative assumptions about forms and boundaries of family this distinction rests upon. A focus on marginal contexts, such as Southern Europe, and on marginal subjects, like bisexuals or black lesbians, is proposed as a way to challenge the universality of privileged narratives within heteronormativity, homonormativity and anglocentrism.

La medicalizzazione della sessualità maschile in Italia. Da "Le fragilità del sesso forte. Come medicalizzare la maschilità", Mimesis 2016 (a cura di, con Raffaella Ferrero Camoletto). La storia recente è stata segnata da cambiamenti radicali nei modi di vivere la sessualità. Soprattutto se la si guarda dal punto di vista delle donne. Per contro, la sessualità maschile, soprattutto quella banale, quotidiana, del marito e padre di famiglia, è rimasta un universo ampiamente inesplorato, oscurato dall’apparire biologicamente determinato e quindi ovvio, invariabile, astorico. Lo scenario sembra cambiato con l’avvento della pillola blu, che ha fatto parlare di una “rivoluzione sessuale” al maschile, guidata dai saperi medici. Il volume esplora diversi ambiti (impotenza, fertilità, invecchiamento, intersessualità) in cui, nell’era del Viagra, trovano spazio discorsi ed esperienze di medicalizzazione del sesso forte. Ne emerge una tensione tra nuove possibilità di riconoscimento della variabilità e delle fragilità della sessualità maschile, e forme di riproduzione di una visione degli uomini come sex machines.

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Queerying families of origin. The research aims to explore how families of origin of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) people are involved in negotiating meanings and experiences of sexuality and intimacy, an underexplored dimension of queer family life. Delving into the perspectives of families of origin and showing the complexity and heterogeneity of the ways people with their different gender and sexual identities "do" families across generations, it contributes to querying the very distinction between families of origin and families of choice, and questions the (hetero)normative assumptions about forms and boundaries of family this distinction rests upon. A focus on marginal contexts, such as Southern Europe, and on marginal subjects, like bisexuals or black lesbians, is proposed as a way to challenge the universality of privileged narratives within heteronormativity, homonormativity and anglocentrism, and to reveal unexpected resources families of origin mobilise to make sense of GLBT identities and lived experiences.

The medicalization of male sexuality in Italy. The “Viagra phenomenon” is the most visible, and most studied, expression of a broader global process of medicalization of male sexuality. Associating male health with self-control and the expression of sexual potency, this process is giving shape to a new public discourse on masculinity, taking the form of a medicalized virilism: legitimized by scientific bases, it restores the foundations of a naturalized notion of man and his sexuality. Medical discourses have a crucial part in this process, setting male sexual health as a new public issue, and thereby constructing both the masculinity to be fixed and the new forms of medical expertise legitimized to treat it. By analyzing documentary material and interviews with medical experts in Italy, this article shows, however, that medical discourses are far from being just a cog in the medicalization machine. Medical discourses work at transmitting cultural scripts which reinforce normatively gendered expressions of sex focussed on a phallocentric coital imperative and on a naturalized notion of male sexual desire, assumed as always present and unproblematic. Nevertheless, they also include elements of ambivalence, tension and problematization: an indication that the medicalization process, and the interpretive frames that it implies, are an object of possible redefinition not only by end-users – patients – but also by those actors, experts in the male sexual-health field, who are supposed to be the means of propagating and legitimizing it. By focussing on the plurality of accounts experts give for their clinical experience, we discuss which forms negotiations or challenges of medicalized frames take from within the medical field.