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Published: 18 February 2016

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780199795864

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Queer International Relations

Sovereignty, Sexuality and the Will to Knowledge

Cynthia Weber

Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations

  • Puts the discipline of International Relations in conversation with Transnational/Global Queer Studies
  • Explores how figurations of "the homosexual" complicate and challege our conventional understandings of normality and perversion with regard to sex, gender and sexuality as well sovereignty
  • Develops two theoretical and methodological frameworks for analyzing sovereignty and sexuality in international politics
  • Extends and complicates Richard Ashley's theory of "statecraft as mancraft" by developing a new Queer IR theoretical and methodological technique - "queer logics of statecraft"

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