L’utilizzo delle risorse web per finalità affettivo-sessuali: Fra autodeterminazione e produzione dell’omonormatività

  • Giuseppe Masullo
Keywords: Online dating apps, transgender people, sexual scripts, homonormativity, discrimination.


This essay aims to highlight the role that the environments offered by the web society – specifically online dating applications – play in defining collective desires and imaginaries whose influence spreads well beyond those same virtual environments, also affecting social and sexual interactions offline. We will examine this aspect by focusing on a notoriously stigmatised population, i.e., transgender people, who are still socially invisible. We will start by considering that the individuals involved in these digital contexts, through their socio-sexual interactions, participate in the social construction of the meanings associated with sexuality. These are at the same time innovative and harbingers of new forms of discrimination within the rainbow community. As such, they can suitably frame the homonormativity processes underway. 


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eISSN: 2225-7039
print ISSN: 1012-2338