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Cynthia Weber

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199795857

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795857.001.0001

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Sovereignty, Sexuality, and the Will to Knowledge

Sovereignty, Sexuality, and the Will to Knowledge

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(p.1) 1 Sovereignty, Sexuality, and the Will to Knowledge
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Queer International Relations
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Cynthia Weber

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795857.003.0001

This chapter suggests that the discipline of international relations and the field of transnational/global queer studies suffer from mutual neglect. The effect of this mutual neglect is that international relations underappreciates how sexuality functions in international relations theory and in foreign policy and that transnational/global queer studies underappreciates how sovereignty functions in transnational/global queer studies and in foreign policy. This book puts these two scholarly fields in conversation to begin to correct this problem. It argues that by putting (transnational/global) queer studies scholarship and (queer) IR scholarship in conversation around sexuality and sovereignty, not only do a plethora of sexualized and sovereign national, regional, and international figurations and their stakes for IR and for queer studies come into focus. So, too, do what this chapter calls queer logics of statecraft that confirm, contest, and extend understandings of how the will to knowledge about sexualized sovereign subjectivities functions in domestic and international games of power.

Keywords:   international relations theory, foreign policy, queer studies, transnational queer studies, global queer studies, homosexual, homosexuality, sovereignty, sexuality, queer, will to knowledge

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