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The housing pathways of lesbian and gay youth and intergenerational family relations: a Southern European perspective

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posted on 2020-09-23, 10:02 authored by Cesare Di Feliciantonio, Myrto Dagkouly-Kyriakoglou
Against the heteronormativity of the increasing field of studies around intergenerational family relations within asset-based welfare systems, the paper analyses the housing pathways of lesbian and gay young people, focusing on family intergenerational relations and the implications concerning emotional, private and sexual life. The paper focuses on Greece and Italy, two countries characterized by the so-called ‘Southern European’ model of welfare system centred around the family. Given the persistence of homo/lesbophobia, this process pushes lesbian and gay youth to negotiate between housing choices and personal lives in ambivalent ways. The housing strategies analysed are regrouped into four categories: (i) the return to the family house; (ii) the dependence on the family of origin to buy or rent; (iii) international migration to be more autonomous; (iv) the experience of alternative housing models, mostly squatting, or sharing (including Airbnb). Our categorization must not be interpreted as fixed or immutable since people might try different solutions over time.

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Citation

Housing Studies, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2020.1807471

Author affiliation

School of Geography, Geology and the Environment

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Housing Studies

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

issn

0267-3037

eissn

1466-1810

Acceptance date

2020-07-31

Copyright date

2020

Available date

2020-08-18

Language

en

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