18-19 (2022-2023): Limes-Limites

Il limes e le identità intersezionali. Metafore spaziali della soggettività

Emanuela Fornari
Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Published 2023-08-03


  • identity,
  • difference,
  • citizenship,
  • feminism,
  • multiculturalism,
  • postcolonialism
  • ...More

How to Cite

Fornari, E. (2023). Il limes e le identità intersezionali. Metafore spaziali della soggettività. Storia Delle Donne, 19, 17–27. Retrieved from https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/sdd/article/view/15005


The essay focuses on the symbolic aspect of the border traced back to its original etymology of cum-finis, of shared line, or line of contact, and assumed as a place for rethinking subjectivity in a post-sovereign and post-identity sense. In fact, today, in postcolonial and black feminism, we are witnessing the multiplication of spatial images that refer to the edge, the margin and the border as a site not only of oppression and marginalization but also of resistance and articulation of subjectivity. In particular, intersectional feminism resignifies the image of the border into that of the intersection between different axes of oppression or matrixes of domination, which makes visible new social subjects previously relegated to invisibility by the dominant division and hierarchization of society.