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Later Life Intimacy: Women’s Unruly Practices, Spaces and Representations

Project description

Older women's sexuality reconsidered

A person’s sex drive will likely change as they age. Asexuality is defined as a lack of sexual attraction to others or the lack of interest in sex. Older women are widely perceived as asexual. This perception has resulted in excluding older women from research. Also, their sexuality is considered taboo. The EU-funded LiLI project aims to reverse this trend in research and to promote studies among older women and sexuality. It will pave the way to significant changes in feminist theorisations of ageing and sexual desire. A multi-disciplinary team of scholars from the fields of anthropology, social geography, cultural studies and feminist philosophy will develop a radical multi-method ethnographic research to understand older women’s sexuality.

Field of science

  • /social sciences
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 486 000

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 486 000
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments