Bounded Complexity of Bodily Realities: The (Dis)Embodiment of Elderly Lesbians

  • Bärbel S. TraunsteinerEmail author
  • Regine Bendl


This text analyses the current life conditions of homosexual women aged over 60 in terms of their structural (dis)embodiment and the bounded complexity of their bodily realities. Specifically, we consider their intersectional position along the following categories: (old) age, gender and sexual orientation. The data is drawn from narrative interviews with older lesbians living in Austria, framed methodically by the concept of life conditions and investigated using an analytical content method. Applying a general framework to analyse the bounded complexity of bodily realities, our data presents a broad picture of bodily imprints within the current lives of older lesbians in Austria.


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  1. 1.Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Department of ManagementVienna University of Economics and BusinessWienAustria

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